Steelers vs. Broncos: Why Pittsburgh has cause for concern in Week 2

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An up and coming passing game

Building off the above point, the Broncos receiving core has the ability to be deadly. Starting with the (likely) return of Courtland Sutton, the speedy and physical receiver can hurt you in one on one coverage and has to be prioritized by the defense. Behind him, the Broncos added rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler in the first two rounds of the draft. Judy is an all-around threat while Hamler has game-breaking speed and should see some targets given he missed the first game with an injury.

While the top three receivers each present a unique skill set, TE Noah Fant is a mismatch weapon for the Broncos. Uber athletic and a playmaker with the ball in his hands, Fant has the ability to annoy the Steelers defense. He did so in week one, snagging five receptions for 85 yards and a score. The Steelers stopped the TE well enough in week one, but Fant presents a whole new issue.

While this pass-catching group is far from elite, it is oozing with potential. Considering the struggles, the Steelers had in stopping the pass in week one, it will be paramount that the Steelers focus on stopping the Broncos air attack this week. If they can, it should be another big win or the Steelers.