Manning, Broncos beat Steelers 23-16, reach AFC title game
DENVER, Colorado – Get ready for another Peyton Manning-Tom Brady matchup.
Manning and the Denver Broncos moved one win away from the Super Bowl with a 23-16 victory over the banged-up Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Next up, Manning will tangle with Brady for the 17th time over their storied careers in the AFC title game in Denver.
Manning threw for 222 yards and his receivers dropped no fewer than seven passes. But the biggest mistake was Fitzgerald Toussaint’s fumble with 9:52 remaining. The Broncos drove 65 yards and took the lead when C.J. Anderson plunged in from a yard for Denver’s only TD.
Ben Roethlisberger, who was playing with a sore right shoulder, threw for 339 yards, despite missing his top receiver, Antonio Brown.