- Associated Press - Thursday, December 17, 2015

DENVER (10-3) at PITTSBURGH (8-5)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, CBS

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 4 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Broncos 8-5, Steelers 7-4-2

SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 18-10-1

LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Steelers 31-19, Sept. 9, 2012

LAST WEEK - Broncos lost to Raiders 15-12; Steelers beat Bengals 33-20

AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 5, Steelers No. 7 (tie)

BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (17), PASS (18).

BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (3), PASS (1).

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (9), PASS (5).

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (6), PASS (31).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Broncos have won four of last five meetings with Pittsburgh and haven’t lost in Steel City since 1997. … QB Brock Osweiler will make fifth start for Denver. Broncos are 3-1 when Osweiler starts this season with Peyton Manning sidelined. … Broncos are 6-1 on road, tying franchise record for most road victories in one season. … Denver’s 44 sacks lead league. Steelers are fifth with 38. … Broncos are allowing league-low 4.3 yards per play; Steelers are averaging an NFL-best 6.4 yards per play. … Denver’s five defensive touchdowns are tied for most in league. … Broncos have scored in 370 consecutive games, second-longest streak in NFL history. … Steelers have won nine straight games in December. … Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin is 90-51 during career. Steelers are only NFL franchise with three coaches with at least 90 victories. … Steelers have scored NFL-best 82 points in final two minutes of halves. … Pittsburgh has six takeaways in red zone, tied for most in league. … Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is averaging 332 yards passing, best in NFL. … Pittsburgh RB DeAngelo Williams’ eight rushing touchdowns are tied for second in NFL. … Steelers CB William Gay has returned his last five interceptions for touchdowns, an NFL record. … Fantasy Tip: Steelers WR Antonio Brown is averaging 107 yards receiving. Broncos haven’t allowed an opposing receiver more than 117 yards in a game this season.

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