Denver Broncos: 25 or Under vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Denver Broncos rookie safety Caden Sterns. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Denver Broncos rookie safety Caden Sterns. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /
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Caden Sterns, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos safety Caden Sterns. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports /

Coming off a brutal loss against the Baltimore Ravens, the Denver Broncos travel to the steel city to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Heading into the most hyped game for the Denver Broncos in the past five years, the Denver Broncos floundered. Not just one player failed, not just one coach failed, but just about everyone had a bad performance.

That said, there are always a few outliers in just about anything in life. In this example, there were a few players who performed admirably, a couple of them were rookies. Caden Sterns and Javonte Williams had the best day Sunday and it wasn’t particularly close.

Caden Sterns played a measly seven snaps Sunday but came away with two massive sacks and a fantastic pass deflection. Head Coach, Vic Fangio, has to find a way to get Sterns some more playing time.

Week Four’s angry run recipient, Javonte Williams, had one of the more impressive runs I’ve seen from anyone in recent memory. When you hear coaches reference for a player to keep driving their legs, this should be the clip used. As Javonte Williams was carrying Marlon Humphrey twenty yards down the field, I was shaking my house jumping and screaming.

Noah Fant also had a bounce-back day as he scored the lone Denver Broncos’ touchdown and did not account for any penalties. Outside of that, I am pressed to come away with anyone who stood out in the crushing defeat Sunday. On the bright side, that game is over with and the Denver Broncos will not face another quarterback like Lamar Jackson anytime soon.

That game is what some consider a “throw-away game,” where basically nothing went right and you just have to move on from it. Losing 23-7 at home is not a good look for the Denver Broncos, especially when said game is at home in front of your die-hard fan base.

For the good news, the Denver Broncos face a quarterback this week in Ben Roethlisberger that would lose a race to a tortoise right now. While Roethlisberger will certainly be a Hall of Famer one day, he is nowhere close to playing at that level right now.

Caden Sterns and the Denver Broncos’ defense did hold the Baltimore Ravens to under 25 points last week, but the offense didn’t even cross double digits; will that change this week in Pittsburgh?