DENVER – The Steelers were faced with playing this Divisional Round Game in the AFC Playoffs without Antonio Brown, who has shown himself over the past two seasons to be the best receiver in football. The Steelers saw their season end here in the Rocky Mountains by virtue of a 23-16 loss to the Broncos, but Bryant turned in an Antonio Brown-like performance.
Bryant led the Steelers in receiving with nine catches for 154 yards, good for a 17.1 average) to go with a long gain of 58 yards. He also ran twice for an additional 40 yards, and the 194 yards for when he accounted was the best of any of Ben Roethlisberger's weapons.
Martavis Bryant is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week. Also considered was William Gay, who had seven tackles, including three for loss, and the Steelers' only sack of Peyton Manning; Ben Roethlisberger, who completed 24-of-37 for 339 yards, with no touchdowns, no interceptions, and a rating of 94.3; and Chris Boswell, who was 3-for-3 in field goal attempts to finish his postseason without a miss.