Battle of the Defenses Brewing for Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos

December 19, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The main story for Sunday's meeting between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos is which defense can come away with the stronger performance.
Denver's defense comes into town ranked No. 1 in the league in both yards and points allowed as well as sacks. While Pittsburgh's defense is not as stingy, it has allowed 30 or more points just twice this year and has amassed a fifth-best 38 sacks on the season.
It's going to come down to which team can disrupt the quarterback most often and who can stop the run, and it's going to be a tough task for both sides.
Denver's defense will strain Pittsburgh's offensive line. The good news is the line has held up well when blocking for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who has been sacked only 14 times in nine games. The bad news, though, is that it hasn't seen a pass-rushing front like Denver's this season.
Denver's linebackers and defensive ends have had little trouble dropping quarterbacks this season. Von Miller has...

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