The Denver Broncos will have their 2012 debut at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football September 9th at 8:20 PM ET at Mile High Stadium.
This game is available for betting at BetOnline Sportsbook and the Broncos are currently favorites by one point with a total of 44 for this game.
Peyton Manning´s regular season debut will come against the number one overall defense in 2011. The Steelers were the best team defending against the pass, allowing just 171.9 passing yards per game and 15 touchdowns in 16 games; however will likely be without veteran safety Ryan Clark, who will be unable to play due to a sickle cell trait that he has that could be detrimental to his health playing at such high altitudes in Denver.
Offensively the Broncos were the ultimate running team last year. They led the league in rushing attempts with 34.1 and rushing yards with 164.5 per game. With Manning´s ability to read defenses that will definitely change according to what the defense will bring in every snap, but already things are looking towards a rise in the passing game. Demaryus Thomas and Erick Decker as well as tight end Jacob Tamme are proof that there is no shortage of weapons at Manning´s disposal.
New Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley will bring the Steelers back to a running team, something which Denver has show to be vulnerable. If they are able to play good defense and bring pressure to Manning they should bag this one and start the season 1-0. Bet the Steelers at BetOnline!
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