The Steelers ranked first in the NFL in pass defense (171.9 yards per game allowed) this season and did not allow any 100-yard receivers in any of the 16 regular-season games.
That streak (and their season) is over.
Broncos second-year receiver Demaryius Thomas finished the game with four receptions for 204 yards and the game-winning 80-yard touchdown in overtime.
Going back to Week 13, it was the third 100-yard game by Thomas, who was one of the team's two first-round picks in 2010. (Quarterback Tim Tebow was the other.)
Just yesterday, Lions receiver Calvin Johnson became the sixth receiver in NFL history to have at least 200 receiving yards in a playoff game. Now Thomas becomes the seventh.
Next week, the Broncos will head to Foxboro to take on the top-seeded Patriots.