Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/9/14
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During the 2008 season, when the Pittsburgh Steelers held the NFLs toughest schedule, head coach Mike Tomlin coined the phrase, “It’s a five star match-up, because we’re in it.”It was a phrase Tomlin would use before big games, and it helped carry the Steelers past every other team on their way to the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl title.Fast forward to Week 1 of the 2012 NFL season, as the Steelers prepare to take on the Denver Broncos Sunday night in a five star match-up of epic proportions.Much of the focus will be on Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning, who will be playing his first game with his new team after 14 seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.The Steelers will be going into Sunday’s game with the taste of last season’s bitter 29-23 loss to the Broncos in the AFC Wild Card round still lingering.While Manning understandably is getting all the attention in the build-up to the game, the outcome Sunday night will come down to which team's role players shine the brightest, al...
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