Peyton Manning and the Broncos beat the Steelers in a tough game for both sides. These were the quarterback's seven takeaways:
"We had to settle for field goals. I give them credit for that. Field goals are better than no points but we knew we’d eventually need to get a touchdown drive."
"I’d like to get in there maybe early in the morning and delete it off the game film. I don’t know if I could. Those video guys get there pretty quick." – on his self-sack
"It was quite windy down there. You could feel it in the throwing. I got to believe the receivers – that factored in to them, as well."
"Our defense has been outstanding all season. They’ve led us to this point. Let’s make that clear… but you have to be a good team to win these playoff games. You have to win as a team. Defense did a great job at holding them and offensively, we did just enough to win."
"It’s very satisfying to win. To beat the Steelers in a playoff game—those guys over there are battle-tested. They’ve been in a lot of big games."
"I felt fine throughout the whole night." – on his foot.
"We’ll deal with (the Patriots) on Wednesday. We got a couple of hours to enjoy this one tonight."