Steelers Gearing Up For Battle Against Peyton Manning and the Broncos

With the Steelers’ first regular season only two days away, and a preseason that helped the Pittsburgh defense tighten up, all indications are that the Broncos will have a tough fight on their hands on Sunday. And what better general to lead the cavalry than Peyton Manning, who will be taking his first QB start for Denver. Historically, the Broncos are on top with an all-time record of 13-7-1 against the Steelers. But the last time the two teams met was in November of 2009, a meeting that resulted in a Steelers victory, 28-10. Pittsburgh Steelers tickets are still available but selling fast at Will history side with the Broncos, or are the Steelers ready to put the past behind them?

The Steelers do have Ben Roethlisberger to answer the Colt’s Manning. And Ben certainly has more experience playing with his receivers than Manning can hope to have on Sunday. While Roethlisberger looked completely uninterested when asked about preseason games in press conferences last month, he certainly showed brilliant playmaking in the Steelers’ last game of the preseason against the Buffalo Bills. With the Steelers facing a tough penalty that put them on the 2-yard line, and Ben struggling against a wall of Bills defenders, the power QB put together a breathtaking play that left DE Mario Williams back on the D-line and Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer open for a first down pass. If Ben comes out to play on Sunday, so too will the Steelers offense.

Following the Broncos game on Sunday in Denver, the Steelers will host the New York Jets at Heinz Field before traveling to take on the Oakland Raiders in their neighborhood, with a precious early bye week to follow. Check back next week for a wrap-up on this weekend’s game and information about more regular season Pittsburgh Steelers tickets.