DENVER (10-3) at PITTSBURGH (8-5)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS
OPENING LINE — Steelers by 4 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Broncos 8-5, Steelers 7-4-2
SERIES RECORD — Broncos lead 18-10-1
LAST MEETING — Broncos beat Steelers 31-19, Sept. 9, 2012
LAST WEEK — Broncos lost to Raiders 15-12; Steelers beat Bengals 33-20
AP PRO32 RANKING — Broncos No. 5, Steelers No. 7 (tie)
BRONCOS OFFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (17), PASS (18).
BRONCOS DEFENSE — OVERALL (1), RUSH (3), PASS (1).
STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (2), RUSH (9), PASS (5).
STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (6), PASS (31).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Broncos have won four of last five meetings with Pittsburgh and haven’t lost in Steel City since 1997. ... QB Brock Osweiler will make fifth start for Denver. Broncos are 3-1 when Osweiler starts this season with Peyton Manning sidelined. ... Broncos are 6-1 on road, tying franchise record for most road victories in one season. ... Denver’s 44 sacks lead league. Steelers are fifth with 38. ... Broncos are allowing league-low 4.3 yards per play; Steelers are averaging an NFL-best 6.4 yards per play. ... Denver’s five defensive touchdowns are tied for most in league. ... Broncos have scored in 370 consecutive games, second-longest streak in NFL history. ... Steelers have won nine straight games in December. ... Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin is 90-51 during career. Steelers are only NFL franchise with three coaches with at least 90 victories. ... Steelers have scored NFL-best 82 points in final two minutes of halves. ... Pittsburgh has six takeaways in red zone, tied for most in league. ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is averaging 332 yards passing, best in NFL. ... Pittsburgh RB DeAngelo Williams’ eight rushing touchdowns are tied for second in NFL. ... Steelers CB William Gay has returned his last five interceptions for touchdowns, an NFL record. ... Fantasy Tip: Steelers WR Antonio Brown is averaging 107 yards receiving. Broncos haven’t allowed an opposing receiver more than 117 yards in a game this season.
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