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Burnings Questions surrounding the Steelers heading into the Broncos game

The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Denver to play the Broncos, and there is a lot to talk about.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos will do battle at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday in Week 12 NFL action. And leading into this AFC showdown, there are plenty of questions surrounding the visiting team.

Time to take a look at those burning questions, and some answers from you, the readers, in the comment section below.

1. The running game will be key in this contest. Both the Steelers’ ability to get James Conner going early and often, as well as the defense being able to stop the Broncos’ running game.

Question: Both sides of the ball will be without key components in Marcus Gilbert and Stephon Tuitt. Which loss is bigger in this matchup?

2. When looking at the Denver pass rush of Von Miller and Bradley Chubb, and the loss of possibly Gilbert AND Matt Feiler, how the team adjusts to these losses could be the difference in success and failure.

Question: How should Randy Ficthner and the Steelers’ offense adjust and be able to neutralize the Broncos’ edge rushers?

3. The Broncos enter this game 4-6, while the Steelers sport a 7-2-1 record. The Broncos are right in the mix for the 6th seed in the current AFC Playoff Picture, but the Steelers are trying to stay near the top of the AFC North, and the AFC Playoff Picture (currently 2nd behind the Kansas City Chiefs).

Question: Between the two teams, which game is bigger?

Let us know the answers to your questions in the comment section below, and let this forum be a great sounding board leading up to the big game!