Why the Steelers defense makes or breaks their unbeaten season

T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft (81) celebrates his touchdown reception with quarterback Josh Allen. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports /

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Speaking of dual-threat quarterbacks, let’s take a look at Josh Allen‘s direction. He’s not as nimble as Jackson, but what he lacks in speed he makes up for in size. Not to mention that he can play like he has one of the best arms in the league. And while seemingly inconsistent, when he’s in the zone, the Bills are one of the most dynamic teams in the AFC. He presented viewers with another showcasing of Buffalo’s potential with a 44-34 win over Seattle. If he plays against Pitt in several weeks as he did against them, then look out world, because it would take a miracle of a defensive performance to come out of that battle on top.

What puts the defense in a position where they can shut down a quarterback is predictability. Unfortunately, Allen is certainly not that. But just in case he gets his hands full, he has the backfield assistance of Devin Singletary and Zack Moss. And how bad of a passer could you possibly have to be to not hit Stefon Diggs?

By terms of roster talent and record, this can be one of the best teams in the league by the time the playoffs begin. And following the complete and utter downfall of the New England Patriots in an already subpar AFC East, Buffalo is clearly in the driver’s seat to win their division and as a result, clinch a top-4 seeding in the conference bracket. With such a scenario possibly in the works, Pittsburgh may have to face this crew a second time, and with much more to lose.