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Final 1 2 3 4 Tot
Pittsburgh 0 10 7 0 17
Denver 3 7 7 7 24
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1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST3:25 PM CT1:25 UAE (+1)16:25 ETNaN:� , November 25, 2018
Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver, Colorado  Weather: 41°, Clear  Attendance: 76,536

Steelers take six-game win streak on road vs. Broncos

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Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos

  1. The teams last met in a 2015 Divisional Playoff Game in Denver, won by the eventual Super Bowl champion Broncos, 23-16. The Steelers have lost three straight games in Denver, two in the postseason and one in the regular season; they last won in the Mile High City on November 9, 2009.
  2. The Steelers are 10-0-1 in their last 11 road games, with the only blemish a tie in Week 1 of this season at Cleveland. All but two of the 10 wins have been one-score games. Overall, the Steelers are 27-5-1 in their last 33 games, with six consecutive wins.
  3. Seven of the Broncos' 10 games have been decided by seven points or fewer, with all five home games decided by four points or fewer (2-3 record). Denver has dropped its last three home games by a combined nine points; the team has not lost four consecutive home games since 1993-1994 and hasn't done so in a single season since 1990.
  4. After throwing four interceptions in an eight-game stretch, Ben Roethlisberger was intercepted three times in Jacksonville on Sunday. Roethlisberger's 3202 passing yards in 2018 are the most he's ever had through 10 team games in any season of his career.
  5. After throwing INTs in each of the first eight games this season, Case Keenum has been giveaway-free in back-to-back contests and has a streak of 85 straight passes without being picked off. Since Week 5, Phillip Lindsay is averaging 3.7 yards per rush in two home games compared to 5.9 in four road contests.
  6. Including postseason, Denver is 19-11-1 all-time versus Pittsburgh. The Broncos' .629 winning percentage versus the Steelers is the highest by any AFC team against them since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.
Team Comparison

Pittsburgh
 
Denver
29.9 Points 22.8
322.1 Pass Yds 264.5
97.7 Rush Yds 124.8
12 Takeaways 14

Going on the road to face the Denver Broncos on Sunday isn't necessarily a bad thing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In fact, their record away from home is what propelled them to the AFC North title last season and has them on track for a repeat this year.

The Steelers (7-2-1) are 12-1-1 in road games since the beginning of the 2017 season and 4-0-1 this year. They'll try to extend their six-game overall win streak in Denver against the Broncos (4-6).

The impressive road record has the Steelers in contention for the top seed in the AFC playoffs. They are currently No. 2 in the AFC behind Kansas City (9-2). Only the New Orleans Saints (nine) and the Houston Texans (seven) have longer current winning streaks than Pittsburgh.

The Steelers have been getting strong showings from their defense during the winning streak. They have allowed 21 points or fewer in the past six games. That's the longest such streak since the 2012 season.

The Broncos might not have a winning record, but they could be a tough matchup for the Steelers. Three of the Broncos' six losses have been by four points or fewer. All three of those came against division leaders -- Rams, Texans and Chiefs.

"They are a 4-6 team, but they're as battle-tested as any team in the National Football League," Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. "They've played the Chiefs twice and we know what type of run that group is on. They played the L.A. Rams. We know what type of run that group is on. They've played the Houston Texans recently. We know what type of run that group is on, so don't expect them to be intimidated by our presence.

"I know we come into the game on a win streak and all of that, but they've gotten comfortable in those environments. Last week they are coming off of a game where they finally broke through and won versus a streaking team."

The Broncos are coming off a 23-22 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers, who had a six-game winning streak snapped.

Denver has a bend-but-don't-break defense. The Broncos are 22nd in the NFL in yards allowed but 13th in points allowed.

And the defense has showed well in matchups against some of the NFL's top offenses, allowing just 23 points to the Rams, who average 35.4 per game, and 27 and 30 to the Chiefs, who are averaging 36.7 per game.

Broncos linebacker Von Miller has 10 sacks in the first 10 games.

"Listen, no one can really block Von Miller, to tell you the truth," Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. "We'll have to put a couple of guys over there. We won't be crazy and make one guy do it."

The Steelers will be the Broncos' third consecutive opponent with a win streak of five or more games.

"It's the toughest stretch that's happened in this league in 42 years," Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said. "That being said, we're kind of battle-tested. We've played the best teams in the league, so for our team, we won't flinch. We're looking forward to the challenge.

"It won't be easy to beat this team. This team is 15-1-1 on the road in their last 17 outings, so we understand how hard it's going to be, but our team is in a good place and looking for the next challenge, quite frankly."

The Steelers enter the game with the league's fourth-best scoring offense. They average 29.9 points per game.

The Broncos have struggled some on offense this season with new quarterback Case Keenum, who signed with Denver after leading the Vikings to the NFL Championship Game last season.

The Broncos are averaging 22.8 points, but a sense of urgency is starting to develop with six games remaining and Denver fighting to reach the playoffs.

"It's the point of the season where it's almost a playoff game every week," Keenum said, "even though it's not playoffs yet. It's important games every week. We've treated every week as important weeks and every week as 'must wins.' I think it's definitely the 'whatever it takes' time."

Updated November 21, 2018

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