2. Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills, December 13th at Ralph Wilson Stadium
The Buffalo Bills are the team that ended the Steelers playoff hopes last year during Week 15 at home. Now, the Steelers get to travel to Buffalo during Week 13 and try to embarrass Bills Mafia.
The final score of the game, 17-10, would not give those who did not watch the game a true picture. The Steelers offense was atrocious. Quarterback Devlin Hodges threw 4 interceptions and only 1 touchdown. The Bills defense also held James Conner to 42 yards after he returned from a shoulder injury.
The only reason the score was close was due to the Steelers’ defense shutting down Buffalo’s incompetent offense. Pittsburgh will now have Ben Roethlisberger who last played against the Bills in 2016 and threw 3 interceptions. However, unlike Duck Hodges, I trust Rothelisberger to be smart with the football.
The only blow Pittsburgh comes at the running back position. When the Steelers and Bills faced off in 2016, Le’Veon Bell had a historic game with 236 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns on 38 carries. I am not discrediting James Conner but with the uncertainty around his health last season, who knows who the Steelers RB will be during Week 15.
The Steelers with Big Ben and their defense should win this game 21-14 in another game similar to last year. These last three games I have talked about have all had to do with revenge but the most anticipated game at number has been brewing for the last 4 years.