Originally written on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 1/3/12

A fan holds up a sign in support of the Denver Broncos against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Chiefs defeated the Broncos 7-3 as the Broncos advanced to the AFC playoffs. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Your 2011 Denver Broncos Playoffs Wildcard Weekend Primer

Who and what

The fourth seed Denver Broncos will face the fifth seed Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2011 NFL playoffs.

When and where

Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. MT in Denver, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium.


National broadcast by CBS with Phil Simms and Jim Nantz providing commentary.


Available online at Ticketmaster.com (only to Rocky Mountain region buyers). It appears most tickets have sold, but a quick search at midnight last night showed some single seats and club seats available. The Broncos box office will open this morning if tickets are still available. For more information, call the ticket office at 720-258-3333.

  • No Terrible Towels – The Broncos strongly encourage you NOT to sell your tickets to Pittsburgh Steelers fans. So do we. It’s our responsibility as fans to maintain our home field advantage! The 2005 loss to Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship game — the Broncos’ last playoffs game — was a disgrace as thousands of gold-clad Steelers fans remained in the stadium celebrating their traveling victory. Don’t sell to anyone but Broncos fans, Broncos fans. No Terrible Towels in Mile High!
  • AFC West Gear available – The Broncos’ 2011 AFC West Championship gear is available online, so get your T-shirts and hats while they’re hot!
  • Playoff rivalry renewed – The Broncos’ first and last playoff opponent was the Steelers, and they’ve faced Pittsburgh in the postseason more than any other team in their history (six times, with a 3-3 record). More on the rivalry here.
  • A look ahead – The winner between Broncos-Steelers will face either the Patriots or the Ravens, depending on the outcome of the other AFC Wild Card Weekend match. If the Texans win, the winner of Broncos vs. Steelers would travel to New England. If the Bengals win, Broncos/Steelers winner would travel to Baltimore.

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