Final score prediction for the Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

The Buffalo Bills are returning to Highmark Stadium after back-to-back road games in Week 3 and Week 4. After the Bills came up short against the Miami Dolphins they were able to make a big comeback to beat the Baltimore Ravens last week by a final score of 23-20.

The first four games appeared to be a tough stretch to begin the season with the defending Super Bowl champions, the Los Angeles Rams, in Week 1 and then the Tennessee Titans in Week 2, who had the best record in the AFC last season.

The Bills would finish with a 3-1 record in that stretch but now enter a game that they look to be the better team. The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to have a rookie quarterback, Kenny Pickett, making his first career start and are missing one of the best defensive players in the NFL, T.J. Watt.

The fact that the Bills are so heavily favored and with a big matchup looming next week against the Kansas City Chiefs, this certainly would look like it could be a trap game for this team. It would be easy to overlook this game and the Bills are dealing with injuries of their own as they will be without Dawson Knox and Jordan Poyer this week.

Final Score Prediction: Buffalo Bills 35, Pittsburgh Steelers 10

While the Bills are well aware of next week’s game, the focus will be to enter that game on a high note. The Buffalo Bills are a well-coached team and should be focused on both sides of the ball. This is a game that likely is not going to be very close for most of it.

The Steelers defense has ranked in the bottom half of most categories, including passing and rushing yards, and the Buffalo Bills offense should be in a good position to put up a lot of yards and points.

As for the defense, even without Jordan Poyer, there is still a lot of talent that is going to make it very tough on Kenny Pickett. Expect the Bills to bring plenty of pressure to help out the inexperienced secondary and in the end, will be able to keep the Steelers offense in check for most of the game.