Well, it’s now or never for the Denver Broncos as they commence their AFC playoffs appearance Sunday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the late window.
The Broncos have not been as healthy as they are in a while with everyone on the injury list being “probable” with the exception of reserve signal-caller Brock Osweiler, who is “questionable.” Nevertheless, reports emerged Friday from various Denver media that Osweiler would be healthy enough to serve as the backup to signal-caller Peyton Manning.
Manning has had an effective week as Al-Jazeera America, the news outlet which reported on Manning’s purported relationship with HGH, has disbanded and head coach Gary Kubiak has said he looks good in practice every day and appears to be in full command of the offense.
This afternoon, the proof will be in the pudding and the Pittsburgh Steelers are injured themselves as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has torn ligaments in his throwing shoulder, which is also separated, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Additionally, the Steelers are without concussed star receiver Antonio Brown and tailback DeAngelo Williams for the second consecutive week so the Broncos have no excuses. If they execute and fail to turn the ball over, they should advance to the AFC Championship Game.
In any event, this is your game thread, so be nice to Steelers fans you may happen upon and let’s all have a great Sunday. GO BRONCOS!!!