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Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos 2016 NFL Divisional Playoff Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos 2016 NFL Divisional Playoff Prediction
National Football League 2016 Divisional playoff action draws to close when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit the Denver Broncos for an AFC showdown in Mile High Country today. Including their brawl-filled victory in Cincinnati during Wild Card Weekend action, Pittsburgh is playing a fourth straight road game. Denver enjoyed a bye week during the first round of the NFL postseason and the Broncos have not left Colorado since they dropped a 34-27 decision in the Steel City on December 20, 2015. Kickoff is slated for 4:40 PM ET on January 17, 2016, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO. Back the Broncos.

Denver defense paves the path to a date with New England

After closing the regular season with home wins over Cincinnati (20-17 OT) and San Diego (27-20) the Broncos enter this contest well rested following a first round bye. QB Peyton Manning, for better or worse, is making his first start since Denver was crushed 29-13 at home versus Kansas City during Week 10 action. The Broncos let one get away as the Steelers posted 24 points to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat during a 34-27 win in Pittsburgh in Week 15. Duly noted that they are 1-3 during the last four contests – Denver is playing in a fifth-straight AFC Divisional contest.

Pittsburgh Steelers limp into Mile High Country battered and very road weary

Just about anything that can go against Pittsburgh has leading up to this game today. In addition to being on the road for a fourth straight match, the Steelers will be without their leading rusher and receiver as DeAngelo Williams and Antonio Brown will both sit this one out. Those two combined for 3108 of Pittsburgh’s third ranked 6327 total yards and 21 of the Steelers 41 touchdowns this season. Complicating things even more – QB Ben Roethlisberger will be playing at less than 100% as he is dealing with a shoulder injury suffered in the brawl versus the Bengals last week. How long Big Ben lasts in this game, we don’t think he plays a full 60 minutes, is a concern for the Steelers.

Pittsburgh vs Denver AFC Divisional Playoff Call: The Denver defense led the NFL with 52 sacks this season. With a washed up Michael Vick waiting in the wings, as Pittsburgh’s backup QB today, Von Miller, DeMarcus Ware & Crew will be “shoulder hunting” early and often. While we aren’t sure what to expect from Peyton Manning, the Denver running game has been better recently and we expect C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman will both be factors in this contest. As we saw with Kansas City and Green Bay yesterday, plus what we are seeing from Seattle today, road warriors have fallen flat this weekend. Back the Broncos with a ten-unit wager on the -6.5 alternate spread price posted on the Bet365 NFL betting board. Connect to Bet365 via the odds image below.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos – Bet365 Sportsbook NFL Playoff Odds

Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos – Bet365 Sportsbook NFL Playoff Odds

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