Steelers running back Ben Roithlisberger is not buying the Broncos going undefeated in the regular season.
He said Monday that Denver is going undefeated.
“I dont know if I believe in that,” Roethlinberger said.
“I dont even know if we have a chance at winning the Super Bowl.
I dont know.”
The Steelers’ season is on the line against the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.
The Steelers have not won in Denver since a 13-9 win in the 2009 regular season, and this is their first postseason loss in Denver.
The Broncos were expected to be among the favorites to win the AFC West, but the Steelers have a good chance to win it all with a chance to advance to the Superdome.
Roethlisburger had two catches for 27 yards and an interception in Sunday’s 27-24 win over the Detroit Lions.
The Steelers were leading 26-24 late in the third quarter.
Denver had the ball at its own 32-yard line with 4:48 remaining.
Roethisberger had one first down on the Steelers’ opening possession, and the Steelers quickly got it back on the board.
Roithisberger was sacked by defensive tackle David Bruton on the first play of the drive.
Roichlisberger ran a short slant over Bruton for 24 yards.
Roithlisburg was sacked again at the Denver 30 with 3:28 remaining.
He got hit again on the next play, this time by safety T.J. Ward.
The Steelers were up 16-10 at the time.
Routhlisberger made the throw for his first touchdown of the season, a 27-yarder that set up a 14-yard scoring run by receiver Emmanuel Sanders on the final play of regulation.
Broncos rookie receiver Emmanuel Amendola had a 20-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.
Bronx cornerback Aqib Talib made the tackle on the Broncos’ final drive, and Roithlinberger had the next three receptions for 32 yards and two touchdowns.
BronX defensive tackle DeMarcus Ware, who played in last year’s Super Bowl against the New England Patriots, had a sack and hit on Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the first quarter.
Roihlisberger had five catches for 94 yards and a touchdown in the game.
The Broncos also had two sacks.
The first quarter was Denver’s first on the road since Week 3, when the Broncos beat Kansas City 26-10 in overtime.
The Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21 at Heinz Field in the Superbowl.