Pittsburgh vs Denver Recap - Broncos Win 31-19
Demaryius Thomas inflicted damage on the Pittsburgh secondary, getting 110 receiving yards as Denver defeated the Steelers 31-19 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Denver was a favorite by 2.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 45.5.
Peyton Manning completed 19 of 26 pass attempts for 253 yards and 2 TDs for the Broncos in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Jonathan Dwyer rushed for 43 yards for Pittsburgh, while Isaac Redman added 20 yards. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 245 yards for the Steelers, while receivers Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders had 74 and 55 yards respectively.
Denver outgained Pittsburgh 334-284 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 20-19 by the Broncos.
The time of possession battle favored Pittsburgh as their offense was on the field for 35:05, longer than the 24:55 of their opponents.
Denver heads into a Week 2 battle against the Falcons. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.