The Squeeze: Defining matchups and Hail Mary 2.0 reactions

Happy gameday, #BroncosCountry –

It all comes down to this. Get caught up before the big game with these headlines, starting with matchups to watch:

1. Broncos-Steelers matchups to look for

While most were hoping for a rematch of wide receiver Antonio Brown and cornerback Chris Harris Jr., there's still plenty to watch for Sunday.

USA Today's Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz broke down the matchups to look for in each game Sunday.

First up: wide receiver Martavis Bryant and cornerback Aqib Talib.

With Bryant doing most of his damage on the outside, the Steelers might need him to win jump balls if Pittsburgh's passing game sputters. Whatever form his contributions take, the wideout will have to provide some kind of spark.

With two dominant defenses, this game could come down to whomever runs the ball the best. Middlehurst-Schwartz will have his eye on running backs C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman against the Steelers front seven.

The Broncos are 6-0 this season when either Hillman or Anderson rush for 100 yards. How often Manning lines up under center, as Broncos coach Gary Kubiak desires, could be a key factor in how the running game fares.* *

Read the rest of Middlehurst-Schwartz's analysis and what to look for this weekend here.

2. Broncos react to Hail Mary 2.0

The Broncos took to Twitter to react to the crazy Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals game Saturday night. Particularly when Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw his second successful Hail Mary of the season to send the game to overtime.

The Packers went on to lose in overtime, but we'll never forget:

That was real life. That literally just happened. — Max Garcia (@MGarcia_76) January 17, 2016

A-Rod — Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) January 17, 2016

Now time 2 relax and get ready 4 2marro — Cj Anderson (@cjandersonb22) January 17, 2016

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