What should be a revenge game for Pittsburgh after Denver unceremoniously disposed of them from the 2011 playoffs doesn't have the feel of such. After all, Tim Tebow has been replaced by Peyton Manning, and the similarity between the new Denver offense and the one Tebow is non-existant. The Steelers will again be without safety Ryan Clark due to his sickle cell trait, and you saw how important for Troy Polamalu in the playoff game in January. Steelers LB James Harrison is also questionable for the game, recovering from knee surgery. There's no doubt these two impact players for the defense will increase the value Manning has as the Steelers vaunted pass rush relies on both Harrison and Lamar Woodley.
|Ryan Clark will have to watch this contest again.|
STEELERS 27, BRONCOS 23