Raj Sharan with 104.3 The Fan in Denver called into the Scott Garceau Show with Jeremy Conn to help preview this Sunday’s Broncos-Steelers matchup.
It’s been a revolving door at the Quarterback position for the Broncos between Brock Osweiler and Peyton Manning. Raj talked about Denver’s reasoning for going with Peyton Manning over Osweiler in the playoffs, “You have to go with Peyton Manning here. This will be the fourth year with him and in all likelihood, barring something crazy, this will be the last year with him. When Manning came in, the goal was to win a Super Bowl while he was here. This is the best defense they’ve ever had since he’s been here. This is the healthiest that he’s been, at least this season. They have home-field advantage, it appears that Pittsburgh is a little bit weakened. New England has not looked great the last six games of the regular season so everything is kind of lining up that if they are ever going to get it done with Peyton Manning…maybe this is the year that happens.”
In the first meeting between the two teams it was the Steelers who came up victorious 34-27, after Denver blew a 17 point lead in the second half. Antonio Brown had a huge game with 16 catches for 189 yards and two touchdowns against Denver’s top corner Chris Harris. Raj talked about how the Broncos are looking for redemption of that game, “I spoke with a few players on the Broncos who mentioned to me heading into Wild Card weekend that ‘we want Pittsburgh, we want another shot at Pittsburgh.’ I know Denver feels like they played their worst half of football of the season one month ago in the second half at Pittsburgh and they don’t believe any Quarterback can throw on them the way Ben did in the second half.”
Listen to the full interview here and don’t forget to follow Scott, Jeremy and Raj on twitter @ScottGShow1057, @JeremyConn1057 and @Raj_Sharan.