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Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos Week 1 Preview/Prediction

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos Week 1 Preview/Prediction
... with a playoff win against the team that comes to Denver to open the new NFL campaign. Here's a look at Denver's Week 1 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a prediction for the outcome in the first Sunday Night Football game of the week.
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Pittsburgh Steelers: 7 Questions for the 2012 Season
The agonizing wait for the 2012 Pittsburgh Steelers season, once measured in months, now can be measured in mere hours. The Steelers will try to make their third straight playoff appearance for the first time since the turn of the century. Not since ...
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How the Pittsburgh Steelers Can Spoil Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos Debut
Stopping Peyton Manning requires a defense to create plenty of pressure, while still disguising its intent. Fortunately for the Pittsburgh Steelers, that's what they do best, after years operating a zone blitz scheme. However, this it's not merely a ...
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Steelers Head Into Season Opener Against Denver For Manning’s Broncos Debut

Indianapolis Colts v Pittsburgh SteelersThe Steelers have many question marks entering the open...

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Agree to Disagree – @ Denver

It's the start of the 2012 NFL regular season, and that means Bob and Mike are diving head-first into the Steelers' matchup with the Denver Broncos...

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Mike Tomlin Press Conference – Week 1 at Denver


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Wallace Named the Starter Oppostie Brown at WR for the Opener in Denver

It didn’t take long for the Steelers to go back to the wide out formula that worked. Ed Bouchette of the Post Gazette reports Monday that Emmanuel Sanders said that Mike Wallace will start the opener Sunday night in Denver. Wallace will join last years team MVP Antonio Brown at the two wide out spots, [...]...

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Haley Fully Expects Wallace to Be Ready for Denver September 9th


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Now that he has reported to Steelers practices, Mike Wallace is quickly learning a new offense. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley expects his speedster to be ready for Week 1 when the team travels to Denver. He won’t be able to practice with the team until Monday when they start preparing for the Sept. 9 season [...]...

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Harrison Claims He Will Be Ready for Opening Night vs Denver

It was just six days ago that James Harrison had arthroscopic knee surgery, but the linebacker claims he will still be chasing Peyton Manning around in Denver opening night on September 9th. The 34-year-old told the Trib Review that he will be there come the opener in Denver. “I might need a little prep, we [...]...

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Source: WR Mike Wallace Will Play in Week 1 at Denver


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Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback Ike Taylor is Still Haunted by the Loss to Denver in the Playoffs

Even with the excitement building for the 2012 season many Pittsburgh Steelers fans have the disappointing overtime loss to the Denver Broncos etched into their psyche. Like those fans, cornerback Ike Taylor still has the memory fresh in his head, going as far to tell the media during his annual football camp at Arden Cahill Academy in Gretna, Louisiana, that he will do everything in his power to make up for that final play.The Steelers will need another big season from Taylor as the make-up of the cornerback position looks to be a lot younger in 2012. In fact, the team will definitely look for him to provide leadership to a group of cornerbacks who lack starter experience. For a team with Super Bowl aspirations, that group of players will not only need to play hard, but they must be effective.  

During this press session with Albert Burford of The Times-Picayune, Taylor also believes that teammate Mike Wallace and the Steelers will reach an agreement allowing the Pro Bowl wide re...

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Pittsburgh Steelers 2012 Schedule Preview: at Denver Broncos

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are on the road in Week 1, and will take on the team that ousted them from the playoffs in January, the Denver Broncos.

Taking a look at where the Broncos are in May, it will be a daunting task. But one the Steelers need to get used to. With perhaps the toughest schedule overall they've had since 2008, this isn't the last good team they'll play in 2012.

They're only the first.

Broncos Improvements

Obviously the replacement of QB Tim Tebow with QB Peyton Manning stands out the most. While it's easy to look at the game of football in an absolute zero-sum sense, that isn't quite the way it works. The Broncos offense was geared around the strengths it had last year - running the ball, improvising play from its quarterback and calculated deep passing.

Of that, deep passing is likely to be the only carry-over from last year's playoff run. But that area, along with others on their offense, will be even better.

Manning looked sharp in OTAs to this point, as most would expect from a man as driven as Manning is. WRs Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker give Manning an underrated backbone of receivers and as a unit, its offensive line played well enough to establish a formidable run game. Move the yards from the rushing column in 2011 to passing, add more scoring and you've got the Broncos.

It's an outstanding football team, and Denver isn't an easy place in which opposing teams can pull out a win.

Broncos Losses

The defensive secondary may take something of a hit with the loss of SS Brian Dawkins (retirement). It's generally an underwhelming unit as a whole, particularly with the advancing age of CB Champ Bailey.

Steelers Advantage

The Steelers had an advantage in terms of deep passing in their overtime playoff loss, but a lack of protection up front along with an injured quarterback prevented them from connecting on a few deep throw opportunities they had. Denver will look to protect its secondary with the continued domination of its pass rush. Pittsburgh's newly remodeled offensive line could help prevent that, but assuming Mike Adams and David DeCastro are named the Week 1 starters (not a lock just yet for Adams, nearly a certainty for DeCastro), they'll be making their first NFL starts in a hostile environment.

Steelers Disadvantage

Steelers CB Ike Taylor had possibly the worst game of his career in the playoff loss, and while it seems strange to say this, it seems more likely he'd have a better chance of success against a better and more traditional quarterback like Manning. Taylor was playing for the interception far too aggressively against the weak-armed Tebow, and the Broncos exploited that for several big plays. They also exploited OLB James Harrison's desire to get up the field, and had Tebow simply escape outside Harrison, who abandoned the edge.

These aren't problems the Steelers can't fix rather easily, particularly when you play a quarterback as good as Manning. Discipline is key, and it's something that will be stressed heavily leading up to the game.

This series will go through each of the Steelers games slated on the 2012 NFL Schedule, and we'll evaluate how they stand post-draft and pre-training camp. We'll revisit this again in August, but for now, we're comparing where each team is compared to where they were last year.




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