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Steelers, Broncos trade field goals in third quarter

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 17:   Chris Boswell #9 of the Pittsburgh Steelers kicks a 43 yard field goal in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 17, 2016 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) Getty Images

At halftime, the Steelers led the Broncos by a point largely because they were able to hit on big plays offensively while the Broncos were unable to turn good field position into touchdowns.

Things remained largely unchanged during the third quarter. Ben Roethlisberger threw a short pass to Martavis Bryant that Bryant was able to turn into a 52-yard gain that put the Steelers into field goal range. Chris Boswell’s 28-yard field goal extended Pittsburgh’s lead to 13-9, but the Broncos were able to draw back within a point later in the quarter.

As with their first half scoring drives, it’s hard to imagine the team felt too satisfied after Brandon McManus‘ fourth field goal of the day. They got the ball on their own 47-yard line and reeled off three quick first downs, but a James Harrison sack and a poor third down throw — the Broncos are now 1-of-11 on third downs — by Peyton Manning meant that they couldn’t do anything more with it.

That field goal drive came after a Steelers three-and-out from the shadow of their own end zone. They got stuck down there after Markus Wheaton fumbled a punt, which took a fortunate bounce out of bounds for the Steelers. Wheaton is filling in for Antonio Brown and has looked shaky in that role, which could come into play again before the game is over given the frequency of punts in this affair.

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24 Responses to “Steelers, Broncos trade field goals in third quarter”
  1. it's all bs says: Jan 17, 2016 7:01 PM

    Did Gilbert just cost us the game??

    GO STEELERS!!!!

  2. mataug says: Jan 17, 2016 7:01 PM

    this is a really boring game to watch as a neutral despite the current score

  3. coltzfan166 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:04 PM

    Man this is some boring football

  4. nhpats says: Jan 17, 2016 7:04 PM

    Manning throwing wounded ducks out there…. Matt Patricia is salivating!

  5. rufustfirefly1303 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:05 PM

    If it wasn’t for denvers d/st giving the broncos great field position, they would have 0 points. Hgh cant throw

  6. skawh says: Jan 17, 2016 7:05 PM

    Steelers playing like the definition of “next man up!”

    What a gritty performance.

    Can anyone for the Broncos catch a ball in the 4th quarter?

  7. gregbeau says: Jan 17, 2016 7:06 PM

    What an awful game, both teams totally inept on offense.

  8. Calikid says: Jan 17, 2016 7:06 PM

    Peyton is throwing ducks surprised none to the squealers yet.

  9. floratiotime says: Jan 17, 2016 7:07 PM

    Medicate it with a case of beer. Old school.

  10. pinkmist4 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:07 PM

    Gotta say, pretty impressed with the Steelers. I thought with all the injuries this would be a blowout….

  11. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:09 PM

    I guess he didn’t give himself up.

    How
    Good for the
    Home team

  12. it's all bs says: Jan 17, 2016 7:12 PM

    look the only reason my steelers are still in this game is because of dropped passes by manning’s receivers……i call it as i see it…..TRUTH!!!!

    GO STEELERS:)

  13. carloswlassiter says: Jan 17, 2016 7:13 PM

    Could Ostweiler do any worse? I don’t think so.

  14. aljack88 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:15 PM

    pinkmist4 says:
    Jan 17, 2016 7:07 PM
    Gotta say, pretty impressed with the Steelers. I thought with all the injuries this would be a blowout….
    =================================
    gotta agree with ya, though I did not think it would be a blow out. Pit D is really doing well. I think if Antonio was playing the Broncs would be in trouble.

  15. jag1959 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:18 PM

    A game this close should be exciting and yet…

  16. jvw1982 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:19 PM

    Neither one of these teams are playing like they want to face the Patriots….especially Denver

  17. johnc44 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:20 PM

    4th quarter is here and the Steeler calls coming from the refs again.What a bogus holding call.The NFL is getting as bad as the NBA!

  18. widerightyouloseagain says: Jan 17, 2016 7:21 PM

    One of these ducks is gonna be a pick, it’s coming.

  19. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:26 PM

    oh no-maha

  20. it's all bs says: Jan 17, 2016 7:29 PM

    good game denver……still love my steelers:)

  21. ohand16 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:30 PM

    Wide right – you’re wrong again

  22. jag1959 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:30 PM

    johnc44 says:
    Jan 17, 2016 7:20 PM
    4th quarter is here and the Steeler calls coming from the refs again.What a bogus holding call.The NFL is getting as bad as the NBA!
    ______________________

    NFC guy so no dog in the fight but there were at least 3 holds, they can only call one

  23. rankster1950 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:33 PM

    I thought the only way the steelers would lose by turnover or interception. Hope I’m wrong

  24. ohand16 says: Jan 17, 2016 7:41 PM

    Good bye Stoolers

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