Know your Opponent: Buffalo Bills will host Steelers in Wild Card Round

Buffalo Bills v Pittsburgh Steelers
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2.) Steelers’ defense has three games without a takeaway

For the longest time, Pittsburgh has been a defensive team that plays great situational football on third down against an opposing offense. This season is no different in terms of forcing a turnover. In their last three games, the Steelers are averaging 2 takeaways and have only had three games this season where they did not force a turnover. Overall, they have had seven games with 2+ takeaways (one game with 4 takeaways). 

This is not a good sign for the Bills, a team that has turned the ball over a lot this season (only 3 games this year without a turnover). The weather for this game does not look to be promising for the passing game to get going, so the run game should lead the way. Running back James Cook, as electric as he is, has also had costly fumbles that he has lost. In regards to Josh Allen, he also has 7 fumbles on the season (3 in the last two weeks). 

Buffalo will need to protect the ball and be ready for the Steelers to attack the ball.