Week 5 grades for the Buffalo Bills against the Pittsburgh Steelers

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
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Offensive Line

This was probably the best game for the offensive line as a whole as they gave Josh Allen plenty of time and he wasn’t sacked at all and the Steelers registered only one QB hit. They also did a good job opening up running lanes on the ground as the Bills would have over 125 rushing yards and averaged 6.7 yards per rushing attempt.

The Bills didn’t get a chance to have their starters play much during the preseason and training camp due to injuries. However, after a few weeks into the regular season they appear to be clicking and they are producing.

Final Grade: A

Defensive Line

It was an equally impressive performance from the defensive line as Buffalo did a good job both rushing the passer and stopping the Steelers’ run game. The Bills would get two sacks from their defensive ends (Von Miller and A.J. Epenesa) and five QB hits.

Meanwhile, the defensive line helped shut down Najee Harris and the Steelers’ run game as they had only 54 rushing yards and averaged 3.2 yards per rushing attempt. The addition of DaQuan Jones and Tim Settle has paid big dividends and has been a big reason for their success against the run.

Final Grade: A