Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/17/14

INDIANAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 13: Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts gives instructions to his team during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 13, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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The 2011 season ended in a Mile High heartbreak for the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Tim Tebow and Demaryius Thomas connected on an 80-yard TD play on the first play from scrimmage in OT in a wild-card game to cut short a Steelers’ season far short of expectations.The Steelers won’t have to wait long for another crack at Denver – although a very different QB will be under center when the teams meet in Week 1 of the 2012 season.  The NFL released the regular-season schedule on Tuesday, showing that Peyton Manning’s first game in a Broncos uniform will be against the defense that ended the regular season ranked first in total defense and passing defense. Over the years though, the Steelers have contained Manning fairly well. Pittsburgh’s biggest win against the future Hall-of-Famer was in the divisional round of the 2005 playoffs, when the sixth-seeded Steelers shocked the top-seeded Indianapolis Colts en route to a Super Bowl championship. In the 13 seasons that Manning played in Indianapol...
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