After the Broncos defense held Pittsburgh to two field goals, the offense came alive on its most recent drive as Denver took a 7-6 lead on a 30-yard touchdown pass from Tim Tebow to Eddie Royal with 13:24 left in the second quarter.
The pass came on second-and-9, when Tebow dropped back and threw a ball to the right corner in the back of the end zone. Royal made the catch as he was falling near the sideline with the defender draped over him, and was able to get down in-bounds for the score.
However, the biggest play of the drive came two plays earlier. On third-and-12 from his own 18-yard line, Tebow dropped back, scrambled to his left and launched a pass deep down the left sideline for Demaryius Thomas. The second-year receiver got behind the defense and caught it in stride for a 51-yard gain.
But the scoring drive wasn’t without cost. The Broncos lost receiver Eric Decker for the game with a left knee injury, after he was hit by James Harrison while trying to catch a pass.
The Steelers take over on their own 20-yard line after a touchback.
Click here to watch the 51-yard pass to Thomas.
Click here to watch the 30-yard touchdown pass to Royal.