You may have guessed the outcome of this game, but nobody truly expected it. In the first non-sudden death overtime game in NFL history, the Broncos made the new rules inconsequential with an 80-yard touchdown reception by Demaryius Thomas.
The game, that some thought could be a laugher, proved to be the most compelling playoff game of the Wild Card weekend.
There will be a lot people making apologies for Pittsburgh's loss and blaming things like injury in allowing Denver to stay in, and eventually win, the game.
However, Denver does not need to apologize to anyone. Not for making the playoffs and not for winning a game that was there for them to win.
Here are five things we learned about Denver, as they prepare for a rematch with New England.