The divisional round of the 2016 NFL playoffs comes to a close Sunday afternoon, as the Denver Broncos host the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game kicks off at 1:40 p.m. PT on CBS, with Jim Nantz and Phil Simms in the announcer booth. The winner advances to face the New England Patriots in the 2016 AFC Championship Game.
This game is all about injuries. The Steelers will be without wide receiver Antonio Brown (concussion) and running back DeAngelo Williams (foot). Ben Roethlisberger will play through a separated shoulder, but will be dealing with plenty of painkillers. On the Broncos side, Peyton Manning is making his first start since Week 10. He dealt with injuries that led to his benching, but he was playing pretty poorly beyond the injuries. It will be fascinating to see what he can do in his return to starting.
The Broncos opened as 2.5-point favorites, but the Steelers injury report has bumped it up to 7.5 points. I think Denver wins this game, but I have a hunch it ends up a close, wild game.
Steelers vs. Broncos
Where: Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver
When: Sunday, January 17, 1:40 p.m. PT
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Radio: Steelers Radio Network | Broncos Radio Network
Online Streaming: CBS Sports
Odds: The line opened at Broncos -2.5, and Steelers injury news has led to it moving to 6.5-points at some sportsbooks. A lot of sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark have not provided a line due to the questions about Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger.
Steelers blog: Behind The Steel Curtain
Broncos blog: Mile High Report