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Week 1: Steelers @ Broncos

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by XWarriorMonk, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. XWarriorMonk

    XWarriorMonk Walk On

    Sep 18, 2012
    Steelers Win Opening Season Nail Biter.
    Pittsburgh came to visit the Denver Broncos in the season opener for the NFL. With all of the roster and coaching changes around the league this off season this years NFL could look quite different. Different isn't bad though, it could bring on some entertaining situations and we could see a shift in powers all over the league. With all of the excitement kicking off this weekend, this game showed that the new NFL could be just what fans wanted. Pittsburgh and Denver came out strong against one another and both defenses looked incredible during the first half. The first quarter only produced 3 points which came from Shaun Suishams toe (his first of three during the game). The Steelers came out with a strong running performance, but every drive that was brought to the Denver side of the ball was stopped short. After a first half defensive battle Denver was able to get into the endzone giving them the lead. At halftime the Broncos led the Steelers 7-6. Pittsburgh finally looked to Mike Wallace who out ran the Denver defense to put Pittsburgh up 13-7. Denver answered back after Pittsburgh's Jonathan Dwyer fumbled on his own 7 yard line. Willis McGahee was able to put denver up 14-13. Pittsburgh drove down the field the next possession and was able to take the lead with a touchdown going up 19-14(after a failed two point conversion). Peyton Manning answered back, on third and long the future hall of famer dropped back and snatched the lead right back in the waning moments of the game. Pittsburgh would get one last chance to come back needing only a field goal to win it, but they would have to overcome a large amount of drops by the Steelers recievers. On third down just inside of Denver territory the Steelers were stopped by themselves. Mike Wallace dropped a wide open pass (he was all alone, we will be seeing this on our C'mon man! section). The very next play Pittsburgh went for it, but wideout Antonio Brown dropped a pass as well. Denver seemed to have this one wrapped up after Pittsburgh turned it over on downs, but in this new NFL nothing is a sure thing. Willis McGahee was stopped in the backfield on first down, Pittsburgh called a timeout. The next play was an emotional rollercoaster for Steeler fans everywhere. Manning handed off the McGahee on the left side and as McGahee broke a tackle he sped into the opening field picking up a first down and what seemed like more, but Ryan Clark saved the day! Ryan Clark laying a huge hit on McGahee (as he has done before if anyone remembers the hit from Ryan Clark that put Willis McGahee in a stretcher during the AFC Divisional round with the Ravens) was able to force a fumble. Ike Taylor recovered the ball and the Steelers caught a huge break. After a short drive Pittsburgh was able to drive into field goal range (barely) and Shaun Suisham nailed a 51 yard field goal into 13 MPH winds. This one was incredible. Likely a game of the year finalist, but there are still 16 weeks left. Pittsburgh steals one 23-22.
    Shaun Suishams right leg played a big part of the Steelers Victory
    Ryan Clark saved the day for Pittsburgh. This was a flashback for McGahee when he played with the Ravens.

  2. Jager Bombb

    Jager Bombb Walk On

    Dec 14, 2012
    Awesome game Troy, thankfully I don't have to play you again in the regular season :). The game changed momentum about 5 times in the last 2 minutes, very fun game!

    In total, I counted 13 drops in total for both teams. That's not even counting how many interceptions were dropped by both teams, lol.

    EDIT: Here's the game recap

    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012

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