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Peyton Manning and Broncos wobble but make plays when they have to in NFL playoff win over Steelers

Peyton Manning and Broncos wobble but make plays when they have to in NFL playoff win over Steelers

In this up-and-down season for Peyton Manning, it was only fitting that his most memorable play in Sunday's divisional playoff game against Pittsburgh was an up-down-up doozy that demonstrated his resiliency.

It wasn't the decisive play in Denver's 23-16 victory — the Broncos' offense sputtered more than it sparkled — but it was quite an athletic feat for a 39-year-old quarterback who missed the final seven regular-season games with a foot injury that made it hard to walk.

Now, amazingly, he and the Broncos are one win away from another Super Bowl. They play host to New England on Sunday in the AFC championship game, the 17th meeting between Manning and Patriots...

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