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Ben Roethlisberger passed for more than 400 yards.
The Steelers gained more than 500 yards.They scored 17 points.They lost.The Broncos upset Pittsburgh 24-17. It ended the Steelers’ six-game winning streak and dropped them to 7-3-1. They remain in first place in the AFC North ahead of the Ravens (6-5). The Broncos beat the Chargers and the Steelers in back-to-back games and have won three of their past five to move to 5-6 and remain in the wild-card race.The Steelers gained 527 yards Denver Broncos Customized Jerseys , with Roethlisberger completing 41 of 56 passes for 462 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. The Steelers also lost two fumbles, one from the 1-yard line that rolled out the end zone for a touchback, and had a field goal blocked.Pittsburgh was on the doorstep of tying the game after reaching the Denver 2 with 1:07 left. But on third-and-two, Roethlisberger faked to James Conner and tried to hit Antonio Brown, who was well covered in the back of the end zone. He never saw defensive lineman Shelby Harris, who stepped into the end zone and intercepted the pass. The game’s other deciding play came on the Steelers’ second possession when Xavier Grimble fumbled at the 1-yard line on a hit by Will Parks. The ball rolled out of the end zone, and the touchback gave Denver possession.The Broncos got 110 yards and a touchdown from Phillip Lindsay on 14 carries. His 2-yard touchdown run with 9:17 remaining provided the winning points.Emmanuel Sanders caught seven passes for 86 yards and a touchdown, and Case Keenum was 15-of-28 for 197 yards and two touchdowns.Conner ran for only 53 yards on 13 carries and caught four passes for 42 yards. John Elway and the Denver Broncos rocked Broncos Country with the news that wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was being traded for essentially a fourth round pick to the Houston Texans on Tuesday prior to the NFL Trade Deadline.With Thomas, 30 Denver Broncos T-Shirts , nearing the end of his contract and on the wrong side of 30, Elway decided there was value in dealing a player who will likely end up in the franchises Ring of Fame someday. That decision was partly due to the emergence of rookie standout Courtland Sutton who is quickly coming into this own after just eight games in the NFL.“I think that they’ve all—Courtland’s played very, very well,” Elway said when asked about Sutton. “Tim Patrick played very well last week. Emmanuel is obviously playing very well, too. We thought that this would give Courtland a chance to get out there, play more and become a bigger part of it because we think he’s ready to go. He’s played well up to this point in time. Hopefully this accelerates his maturity.”However, the player that sealed the deal and the decision to move on from Thomas came down to his partner in crime on the field, Emmanuel Sanders.“We leave Emmanuel out, he’s had a great year Denver Broncos Hats ,” Elway said. “He’s played hard, he competes, he’s tough and a great competitor. What he’s done has also made this decision easier.”Sanders, 31, is the real star in 2018. He has three 100-yard receiving games so far this season and has amassed 50 receptions for 660 yards and 3 touchdowns in eight games this year. Easily eclipsing Thomas’ production of 36 receptions for 402 yards and three scores. Rookie Sutton, already has 17 receptions for 324 yards and two touchdowns this season and figures to see his role expand exponentially moving forward. Hopefully it translates to more production on the field for the Broncos offense as reps will now be more evened out among a core of starters.