Denver came out in a Dime packages that confused Ben and caused him to sputter in the first half, throwing two interceptions. One was called back because of a defensive off sides. Denver has played a nickel on passing downs. This change caused some confusion for the offense. The deep routes weren't open most of the day. But Ben being Ben decided to thread the needle to bad effect. He should have checked down and gone for the short passes and Arians should have switched to a double TE.
The Dime Defense was another reason that the Redman was able to get so many yards rushing. If the Steelers had not fallen behind, the Broncos would have had to abandoned the Dime Defense due to Redman's rushing.