Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos snuck away with a win Sunday and are going to the AFC Championship Game.
The Broncos defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-16 in an AFC Divisional Playoff to reach the NFL’s final four for the second time in three seasons. Denver will host the New England Patriots at 3:05 p.m. ET next Sunday for the right to play in Super Bowl 50.
Pittsburgh led for the majority of the game, but a fourth-quarter fumble by running back Fitzgerald Touissant gave the Broncos, trailing by only one point at the time, the ball and the momentum. Broncos running back C.J. Anderson used it to score his team’s only touchdown of the game, which put Denver ahead for good.
The Broncos converted the ensuing two-point conversion to take a 20-13 lead and later added Brandon McManus’ fifth field goal of the day to push their advantage to 10.
The Steelers managed one final field goal but were unable to recover a last-gasp onside kick.
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