With the dust settling on the 2011 NFL season and the 2012 playoffs seeding set and ready to begin, it is time to look at one of the most interesting matchups of the Wild Card round of the playoffs: the Pittsburgh Steelers vs the Denver Broncos.
Just a few short weeks ago, Tim Tebow and the Broncos were the Cinderellas of the NFL. They were winning games like a lot of Pop Warner youth teams do: running the ball, play strong on defense and limit your mistakes.
This formula took the Broncos from the basement of the AFC West to the division championship.
The Steelers, on the other hand, have been dealing with injury concerns over the last few weeks with starters Ben Roethlisberger, Maurkice Pouncey and Troy Polamalu, all while fighting the Ravens for the AFC North Championship.
The Ravens won the North by virtue of the tiebreaker against the Steelers, so the Steelers will have to travel to Denver even though they won four games more than the Broncos this season.