Ben Roethlisberger may be questionable to play for the Steelers on Sunday, January 17th against the Broncos but we know that Peyton Manning will be suiting up.
Denver Broncos – Peyton Manning to Save the Day
Peyton Manning has seemingly returned to the Denver Broncos as starting quarterback, which could be the perfect move for the Broncos who were seemingly unable to have consistent quarterback play throughout the season.
As backup Brock Osweiler was able to win games at quarterback, he seemed to struggle against elite teams. Peyton Manning was benched earlier in the season for poor play; perhaps all Manning needed was a few weeks to recuperate and reinvigorate his game?
The Broncos are a dangerous team and they feature one of the leagues best defenses. If Peyton Manning is starting at quarterback against the weakened Pittsburgh Steelers, it could be catalyst that could get the Broncos into the AFC Championship Game. In that game, the Broncos would either play the Patriots or the Chiefs for the chance to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl 50 game. Current wagering odds for this game have the Broncos favored to beat the Steelers by 7 points, a touchdown.
The Broncos with Peyton Manning represent an interesting dynamic in the NFL playoffs. While most teams are worn down from the season, Manning will be fresh. Peyton Manning is a future NFL Hall of Famer for a reason, what better way than to cement his legacy than winning a Super Bowl championship in a season in which he was benched. The Broncos find themselves facing 6/1 odds to win the Super Bowl this season.