Steelers not out for revenge against Broncos

Associated Press  |  Last updated September 06, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steelers say they have too many other things to think about heading into Sunday night's season opener in Denver to focus on revenge. The Broncos knocked the then-defending AFC champions out of the playoffs last January with a stunning 29-23 overtime upset in the Wild Card round. Tim Tebow hit Demaryius Thomas for an 80-yard score on the first play of the extra session to end Pittsburgh's season abruptly. Pittsburgh insists there will be no carry-over. Linebacker James Harrison says the team doesn't believe in revenge, and linebacker Larry Foote points to significant roster turnover on both sides. The Broncos have replaced Tebow with four-time MVP Peyton Manning. Much of the pregame hype has surrounded Manning's return from injury, which the Steelers say gives the game a very different feel. --- Follow Will Graves at www.twitter.com/WillGravesAP Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL
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