Pit/Cle Match-up: What it means for the Bills

Nov 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) runs after a pass reception against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 37-27. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

For the Buffalo Bills and their playoff hopes, this match-up is one that they would like to see both teams lose because they both have a tie breaking win against the Bills.  Unfortunately, one of the teams has to win.

Looking at them on paper, they both look pretty even stats-wise.  The Steelers had a slow start but have able to put together a little bit to be sitting at a 4-6 record with back to back wins against the Bills and the Lions.  The Browns are coming off their bye in week 10 and a loss to the Bengals.

The Steelers next three games could be beneficial to the Bills as they play Baltimore, Miami and Cincinnati.  They could go 0-3 possible 0-4 with a loss against the Browns.  This would leave them with a best possible 6-10 record which would leave them out of the playoff race.

As for the Browns, they have Jacksonville, New England and the Bears for their next three games.  2 of the 3 could be tough and bring up losses for them.  This would mean that they would have to beat either New England or the Bears to finish 9-7 and win out their remaining two games.

For this game, I think if Pittsburgh wins it will be more helpful than with the Browns winning based on their next three games and the potential win/loss for the next our weeks.  I wold take a 1-3 record rather than a 2-2 record at this point for any of the teams.

Steelers win 31-21.

 

 

Topics: Browns, Buffalo Bills, Playoffs, Steelers

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