Writer: Scott Bryk
Game: Buffalo Bills (9-4) at Pittsburgh Steelers
Summary: No BIG BEN.
I don’t forecast the Pittsburgh Steeler’s offense without Le’veon Bell (who officially left this offseason after holding out in 2018), Antonio Brown (who left this offseason and then went off the grid) and Ben Roethlisberger (who is on injured reserve) being quite capable of finding the end-zone against the Bills defense.
Field goals? Potentially. So I will project the Steeler’s find a way to get to 10 points. A field goal following a drive by the offense will be what the Bills stingy defense will give up. The Rustbelt home team will get in the end zone compliments of their defense or special teams.
The road team from the Queen City will struggle as well moving the ball on the favored home team’s stingy defense. I anticipate Buffalo struggling as they will have Pittsburgh blitzing and doing many things Baltimore shut Buffalo down with. Things that really handcuffed second-year quarterback Josh Allen.
That said, between Buffalo’s tandem of running backs (Devin Singletary and Frank Gore) and Allen finding a small amount of success throwing the ball, they will find the end-zone twice. Allen takes one in himself. Singletary takes a hand-off over the goal line as well.
Prediction: Buffalo 14, Pittsburgh 10