The Denver Broncos opened as 2.5-point favorites over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Divisional Round of the 2015-2016 NFL playoffs, but that line has moved in the Broncos' direction. According to the latest NFL odds, Peyton Manning and the Broncos are now 6.5-point favorites.
Part of the shift might be due to injuries the Steelers have suffered to wide receiver Antonio Brown and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Brown has entered the NFL's concussion protocol, and at this point, his availability for Sunday's AFC rematch is in doubt. Meanwhile, Roethlisberger injured his shoulder and will undergo an MRI; he may play no matter the diagnosis, even though the injury is to his right throwing shoulder.
Broncos players wanted a rematch against the Steelers after they blew a 14-point halftime lead in Week 15 to lose 34-27. Big Ben and Brown connected 16 times for 189 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the comeback win, leaving a bad taste in Denver's defense's mouth.
Revenge won't be the same for the Broncos if Brown and/or Roethlisberger can't go, but Denver can only execute and trust it's enough to advance to the AFC Championship Game.
This article was corrected since originally published, as Roethlisberger injured his throwing right shoulder but still may play.