This week's Monday-nighter might also be the Game of the Week in the NFL. The upstart Broncos of Denver gird up their loins to take the field of battle against the mighty Steelers of Pittsburgh in a game to determine which team might be mentioned alongside the Colts in shallow, midseason conversations about AFC teams that could make the Super Bowl. It's as high as stakes get in non-divisional Week 9 matchups.
Pittsburgh comes of a bye week after defeating another midpoint NFL power, the Minnesota Vikings. The Broncos are coming off a thorough beating at the hands of Baltimore, and in the minds of some, need a good showing tonight to cement their status as contender, not pretender.
Festivities start here at 8:15-ish. We welcome your comments, questions, and insights about all things game-related: from Denver's need to stretch the field vertically to Jon Gruden's inability to maintain a decent posture on a stool.