The curse is still in effect.

It’s just one game.

But oh no, the Broncos are Super Bowl bound.

For most of that game, a hobbled Steelers offense led in points and controlled the time of possession in a fashion hitherto never before seen. Pittsburgh managed long sustained drives as Manning sat bored on the bench. The Steelers failed to seal the deal in the Red Zone but that’s how better offenses will beat the Broncos and better running teams will pound the piss out of our mediocre defensive middle.

Even though the Broncos offense played well, I saw the flaws in the defense — no interior pass rush, mediocre safeties, very average middle linebacker and that Woodyard was nowhere most of the game — but to their credit they turned it on when they needed to after falling asleep time and again.