Peyton Manning is bringing high expectations to the mile high city as the fanbase believes this team will have a shot at a Super Bowl this year. Due to the hype, the Broncos are slim one-point favorites against the Steelers on Sunday Night Football.
This line is wrong. Manning is talented, but he has not played a regular-season game in quite some time and he will have to adjust to the speed of the game.
What has gone unnoticed is that the Broncos defense has not changed.
The Steelers have revenge after losing to Denver a year ago in the playoffs, and it should be noted that Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers put up over 400 yards against that Broncos defense in that game.
The Broncos defense will be short-handed as linebacker DJ Williams is sitting out due to a team suspension leaving the defense vulnerable in the middle.
The Steelers will be ready for Manning and the Broncos and will pull off the semi-upset on Sunday night.
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