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Open Thread: Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos

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We don't typically do open threads for other games. Then again, other games haven't exactly affected the Cincinnati Bengals. Here's the scenario. If the Steelers lose to the Broncos, then lose to the Bengals, Cincinnati is 7-2 while Pittsburgh falls to 5-4. The Bengals would essentially have a three-game lead on the division with seven games remaining in the season.

Just as importantly, the Bengals need the Broncos to beat the Steelers so it helps the other tie-breakers -- record against common opponents and record in the conference.

Now, that's the fluffy feel-good scenario. But that's why we're having an open thread for Monday's game between Pittsburgh and the Broncos.