The Broncos' defense was the key, as it usually is for them, forcing four turnovers on the day, including two interceptions on Roethlisberger. Big Ben still threw for 462 yards, but had just one touchdown pass, which was a 97-yard strike to Ju Ju Smith-Schuster. The wideout had a monster game with 189 receiving yards on 13 catches.
For the Broncos, quarterback Case Keenum did just enough, not turning the ball over against a top-ranked defense, and throwing for 197 yards and two touchdowns. That included a five-yard pass to Emmaunel Sanders in the third quarter to tie the game. Phillip Lindsay continued his hot rookie season, running for 110 yards and the go-ahead touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
It is the second straight week that the Broncos have topped a red-hot team, as they also snapped the Los Angeles Chargers' six-game winning streak a week ago. They would've also snapped the Houston Texans' win streak the week prior if it weren't for a missed field goal as time expired. Of the four forced turnovers that they forced on Sunday was two forced fumbles, which were the first two Steelers' fumbles lost since September. James Conner had a key loss in the fourth quarter, which set up the drive that ended with Lindsay's touchdown.
With another win, the Broncos could very well still be involved in the AFC Playoff conversation, as they move on to visit the struggling Cincinnati Bengals. Meanwhile, the Steelers look to get back on track when they return home for a Sunday night showdown with the Chargers. They still hold a 1.5-game lead on the Baltimore Ravens for the top spot in the AFC North.