After Sundays victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miller pulled out a Bill Belichick impersonation, repeatedly saying hes "On to Cincinnati" — the Broncos next opponent.
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Of course, one huge difference is that the New England coachs original "On to Cincinnati" comment came after a blowout loss in 2014. Millers homage came after the Broncos battled back, forcing four turnovers to beat the AFC North-leading Steelers.
Wearing a hoodie and talking in a low, monotone voice, the usually boisterous Miller kept in character throughout his postgame performance.
The Steelers need to take advantage of tough matchups. The playoff race this season won’t be easy. If anything, the road to the Super Bowl is looking more difficult than in years past. New England isn’t even talked about as the best team in the conference, that’s saying something.
On the defense forcing four turnovers "We played great defense. We played great offense. Great team win. Its on to Cincinnati."
On NT Shelby Harris performance "We had a great win today, great team win. [NT] Shelby [Harris] had an incredible day, but its on to Cincinnati."
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On whether this game meant something extra for Harris "Yeah, I guess. He had a kid on Friday. Now its on to Cincinnati."
"It was a run-pass option," Roethlisberger said. "Once you are late to the handoff, you dont want to force the play. Bad things can happen. I never would have thought in a million years that a defensive lineman would get blocked off the ball that far, right into an interception. Good play by him. AB (Antonio Brown) was coming. I just never would have thought that guy would make that play."
On S Will Parks forced fumble that resulted in a touchback "That was an incredible play right when we needed it. Wills been playing great for us. Its a great team win and its on to Cincinnati."
On the defenses mindset during the final drive "Same mindset we always have. Its on to Cincinnati now."
On to Cincinnati, indeed. A win over the reeling Bengals next week would push the Broncos back to .500.
Sundays big victory over Pittsburgh put the Broncos one game out of the wild card spot with five games to play, just one of which is against a team currently with a winning record (Chargers, Week 17). If they play to their talent level, Denver will be in the thick of the playoff race in a muddled AFC.
Millers message in his "On to Cincinnati" impersonation is clear: Despite the current optimism, the Broncos must turn the page, take it one game at a time, and continue to stack wins.
Share Share AFC Playoff Picture: Steelers fall in standings, but are still in good shape tweet share Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Steelers are coming off a disappointing loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 12, and with the rest of the AFC wrapping up their games this week, it is time to put things in perspective as it relates to the AFC Playoff Picture.
Sure, there is still a lot of football left to be played, but at the same time it doesnt hurt to look ahead and see just where every team resides in the playoff picture, and who they have coming up, to get a grip on the Conference Playoff scenarios.
After Pittsburghs horrid start to the season, they have rebounded to the tune of a 7-3-1 record, and thanks to some losses to other AFC competitors, find themselves in a Top 4 spot in the AFC Playoff Picture. This weeks loss hurts, though, dropping the team out of the coveted 2 slot.
1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) — REMAINING OPPONENTS: at Raiders (2-9), vs. Ravens (6-5), vs. Chargers (8-3), at Seahawks (6-5), vs. Raiders (2-9)2. New England Patriots (8-3) — REMAINING OPPONENTS: vs. Vikings (5-4-1), at Dolphins (5-6), at Steelers (7-3-1), vs. Bills (4-7), vs. Jets (3-8)3. Houston Texans (6-3) — REMAINING OPPONENTS: vs. Titans (5-5), vs. Browns (4-6-1), vs. Colts (6-5), at Jets (3-8), at Eagles (5-6), vs. Jaguars (3-8)4. Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1) — REMAINING OPPONENTS: vs. Chargers (8-3), at Raiders (2-9), vs. Patriots (8-3), at Saints (10-1), vs. Bengals (5-6)5. Los Angeles Chargers (8-2) — REMAINING OPPONENTS: at Steelers (7-3-1), vs. Bengals (5-6), at Chiefs (9-2), vs. Ravens (6-5), at Broncos (5-6)6. Baltimore Ravens (6-5) — REMAINING OPPONENTS: at Falcons (4-7), at Chiefs (9-2), vs. Buccaneers (4-7), at Chargers (8-3), vs. Browns (4-6-1)
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7. Indianpolis Colts (6-5) — REMAINING OPPONENTS: at Jaguars (3-8), at Texans (7-3), vs. Cowboys (6-5), vs. Giants (3-8), at Titans (5-5)8. Tennessee Titans (5-5) — REMAINING OPPONENTS: at Texans (7-3), vs. Jets (3-8), vs. Jaguars (3-8), at Giants (3-8), vs. Redskins (6-5), vs. Colts (6-5)9. Miami Dolphins (5-6) — REMAINING OPPONENTS: vs. Bills (4-7), vs. Patriots (8-3), at Vikings (5-4-1), vs. Jaguars (3-8), at Bills (4-7)10. Denver Broncos (5-6) — REMAINING OPPONENTS: vs. Bengals (5-6), at Chargers (8-3), vs. Raiders (2-9), at Browns (4-6-1), at Steelers (7-3-1)
For those who dont know, the reason the Chargers, who have a better record than the Steelers, are behind in the standings is due to Pittsburgh leading their division and the Chargers being behind the Chiefs in the AFC West.
As for Pittsburgh, their remaining schedule is riddled with teams who are at, or near, the top of the playoff race. The Chargers, Bengals and Patriots will all come to Heinz Field in the coming weeks as the regular season winds down.
Over the last two weeks, the Broncos have done that quite well resulting in a total of 21 points off of their six takeaways against the Chargers and the Steelers. Taking opponent’s points away hurts them, but taking possession and going down and scoring off of a turnover can be completely demoralizing and change the flow and scope of the game.
Take a look at the above standings, who do you see failing down the stretch? And which team will be a surprise to climb the rankings? Let us know in the comment section below!
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