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Film Review: 3 Keys to Victory for the Steelers and Broncos

Match up: Denver Broncos (0-1) +7.5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0)

Location: Heinz Field

Tidbit: This marks just the third time since 2006 that the Broncos make the trip East to Heinz Field. The Steelers will not be allowing fans into the stadium for this home opener.


Keys to victory for the Broncos...


1. Ball security

Although Broncos quarterback Drew Lock didn't throw any interceptions in his Week 1 game against the Tennessee Titans, he did show instances of being reckless with the football. Twice in the first half, he fumbled the snap- once from under center and once from the shotgun.




Luckily for Lock, he was able to quickly recover both of these mishaps, however, he isn't going to want to tempt fate against the opportunistic Steelers defense. Lock also has a big arm and has the tendency to want to show it off with risky attempts. He'll want to balance risk vs. reward smartly on Sunday.


2. Take advantage of man to man situations with Jeudy


First-round draft pick Jerry Jeudy flashed on film in his NFL debut, particularly against man coverage. The Broncos did a good job of moving him around the field to put stress on the defense, and he had good success in the slot.