Denver Broncos: Keys to victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers gets sacked by Antonio Smith #90 of the Denver Broncos during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 17, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers gets sacked by Antonio Smith #90 of the Denver Broncos during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 17, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 14: Linebacker Bradley Chubb #55 and linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos sack quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 14, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 14: Linebacker Bradley Chubb #55 and linebacker Von Miller #58 of the Denver Broncos sack quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on October 14, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Take advantage of Steelers offensive line situation

Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert is out for the game with a knee injury. That is music to Von Miller’s ears. Oh, probably Bradley Chubb’s, too.

Miller and Chubb have been the best part of the Broncos defense this season, combining for 19 sacks. This should be a phase of the game in which the Broncos dominate.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is not the same anymore. He is 36-years old and is not getting any younger.

Roethlisberger used to be able to take advantage of his running ability when he was younger. As you know, however, that type of thing goes away as you age.

However, the  Steelers quarterback is still difficult to bring down. His large frame (6’5”, 240 lbs) allows him the advantage of being one of the more difficult quarterbacks to tackle, even while he is standing still.

The good thing for the Broncos is that he has a 2-4 record in the Mile High city for his career.

The Steelers have a really good tight end in Jesse James so Denver will need to be prepared for Roethlisberger getting rid of the football too quickly.

Miller is always very fast off the line of scrimmage, so if everything works out the way it should, Miller is going to have a nice day.