NFL Wrap: Steelers reach play-offs, Denver dumped out

Pittsburgh sealed an NFL play-off place with a last-minute victory over Baltimore on Sunday night, while defending champions Denver were dumped out by Kansas.

Antonio Brown’s touchdown with just nine seconds left earned the Steelers a 31-27 comeback victory and with it the AFC North title as they came back from a 17-10 deficit to eliminate their rivals from contention for the play-offs.

Le’Veon Bell ran in one touchdown and linked wup with a Ben Roethlisberger for a second, but Baltimore full-back Kyle Juszczyk looked like being the hero with a 10-yard touchdown run saw them leading 27-24 with just 85 seconds to play.

The Steelers, however, drove downfield and Roethlisberger found Brown, who was stopped short of the line but still managed to reach out and place the ball into the end zone.

The Broncos started the late game needing a win to keep alive their slim hopes of beating Miami to a play-off place – but went down 33-10.

Touchdowns from Alex Smith and Tyreek Hill and one for Travis Kelce put the Chiefs in charge before nose tackle Dontari Poe threw a touchdown pass to Demetrius Harris on a trick play.

Kansas, Pittsburgh, Dolphins, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans will contest the AFC play-offs, with just the seedings to play for in week 17 – when Kansas have the chance to beat Oakland to the AFC West title.