The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card round of the AFC Playoffs, and their prize for winning in the first round is an all expenses paid trip to Denver to play Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
This game will be a rematch of the Week 15 game played at Heinz Field, where the Steelers were victorious 34-27, but this game will be far the same matchup which took place just weeks ago. Brock Osweiler, who quarterbacked the Broncos in Week 15, has been replaced by Manning, and the Broncos' secondary looks to be more complete than the injury depleted unit the Steelers faced in their previous meeting.
The Steelers, after a very physical game against the Bengals, will also have a different look to them. Ben Roethlisberger injured his throwing shoulder after taking a sack in the Wild Card game, leaving his availability up in the air. The team also suffered injuries to Antonio Brown (concussion), Will Johnson (hamstring) and Robert Golden (shoulder). DeAngelo Williams, who missed the game in Cincinnati with an ankle injury, could return to action this Sunday.
Check out the complete NFL Playoff schedule for the Divisional Round of the 2016 Playoffs:
Saturday, Jan. 16
AFC Divisional Round Game 1: New England Patriots vs. Kansas City Chiefs - 4:35 p.m., CBS
NFC Divisional Round Game 1: Arizona Cardinals vs. Green Bay Packers - 8:15 p.m., NBC
Sunday, Jan. 17
NFC Divisional Round Game 2: Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks - 1:05 p.m., FOX
AFC Divisional Round Game 2: Denver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers - 4:40 p.m., CBS
AFC Championship: AFC Divisional Round winners, 3 p.m., CBS
NFC Championship: NFC Divisional Round winners, 6:40 p.m., FOX
Sunday, Feb. 7
Super Bowl 50: AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 6:30 p.m., CBS