Published: Sun, January 24, 2016
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Ben Roethlisberger laughs off comments from Broncos


Roethlisberger completed 24-of-37 passes for 339 yards Sunday, without his star wide receiver Brown.

Denver managed to hold off Pittsburgh 23-16 this Monday morning.

For the second week in a row, an opposing player has accused one of the Steelers' top offensive stars of faking an injury - and this time the target is quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The Chargers had LaDainian Tomlinson, who set the National Football League season record for touchdowns that year with 31. The good part for Denver is that the game will be played at home. 

"There is a huge gap right now between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning", said Reiss. We're guessing Bill Belichick and the Patriots will be preparing for that all week. He pounced on Manning's errant throw, swatting the ball away from Gay. Throughout the season we've learned that it's going to take four quarters to beat teams.

The Patriots are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.

The Broncos (13-4) improved to 10-3 on the season in games decided by seven or less.

Perhaps it's only fitting these two quarterbacks meet in the AFC title game, since Manning didn't get to suit up against New England on November 29 because of a foot injury. Denver was only able to force one turnover, but it was the biggest play of the game for them.

With the win, the Broncos' are due for another AFC Championship clash against the New England Patriots. 

"These two guys going against each other is like an epic battle where you get to go out and see whose general wins the war".

The first- through third-quarter version of Manning will direct the Broncos to a double-digit loss. We had some good field position early and we had to settle for field goals.

While the Broncos' 30-24 overtime win in late November does not mean as much at this point given how many injured players from that matchup will be back on the field, Denver defensive end Malik Jackson does feel the team gained a little boost from the victory.

Bryant had nine catches for 154 yards, including a long of 52, and also had two runs covering 40 yards. Kubiak's biggest concern was the non-call on an onside kick in the closing seconds: "The ball was touched at 7½ yards and there was no flag, so thank God we survived that one".

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