Denver Broncos: 5 stars in win over the Pittsburgh Steelers
The Denver Broncos are 5-6 and fresh off another impressive win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. We take a look at five stars from the game.
The Denver Broncos have officially entered the fray here in late November among the teams competing and jockeying for playoff position. In order to get in that position, however, they have had to come up with some improbable and even borderline impossible victories against two of the best teams in the NFL.
How have they done it?
As has typically been the case when the Broncos are winning games over the past few seasons, they won the turnover battle.
Not only that, the Broncos won the turnover battle against Pittsburgh without a giveaway of their own. The Steelers had four giveaways in this game, all at the worst possible time, and were very close to having a fifth giveaway when Ryan Switzer muffed a punt that bounce around for a bit before ultimately landing in a Steeler’s hands.
The Broncos have looked like a much better team in recent weeks and as we stated following their win over the Chargers last week, they are a missed field goal and an overthrow to Demaryius Thomas away from being a 7-4 team right now.
Unfortunately, the Broncos were unable to come through on those particular plays and they are playing catch-up, but if this season is any indicator, Denver is a pretty good bet when coming from behind.
Which players helped get the Broncos to 5-6 and in the thick of the AFC playoff race? Let’s take a look at five.