2 reasons Steelers should lose vs. Bills and 2 reasons why they won’t

Buffalo Bills conerback Kevin Johnson (29) . Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports
Buffalo Bills conerback Kevin Johnson (29) . Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports /
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There are a plethora of reasons why the Steelers should lose in Week 14.

While there is plenty of evidence to suggest Pittsburgh will lose in Week 14 against the Bills, I really believe the Steelers are going to win. It will almost be an upset, yet in the end, critics will find ways to point out that Pittsburgh is the better franchise with a better defense. At the end of the day, people will still question whether the Steelers are even the 2nd best team in the league.

I’m not a fan of constantly criticizing the same team whether they are winning or losing, especially about the same thing. Pittsburgh was 11-0 and was still getting criticized over who they were playing and how they were winning games. The Steelers are still the greatest franchise in NFL history. Now, I’m going to show you how they’ll prove it on Sunday.

Steelers ‘should lose’ because Bills are the best team they have faced

This is not an exaggeration. The Bills are legitimately the best team the Steelers have faced this year. Josh Allen was an MVP candidate through the first half of the season, their defense is 7th in turnovers forced, They have a plethora of weapons on the offensive side of the ball, and their head coach was a defensive coordinator for some of the Panthers’ best defenses ever.

They have all the pieces. They have a good group of wide receivers, a great running back, a pass rush, and a very opportunistic secondary. Their kick returner, Andre Roberts is good enough that they sent Ray-Ray McCloud packing and he turned out to be one of the best return-men we’ve had in years.

They have notable wins over teams like Seattle, San Francisco, and both LA teams. The Bills are just a well-built football team without much to be concerned about on the roster. Stephon Diggs is possibly the best route-runner in the AFC and Cole Beasley has been as consistent of a presence in the slot over the last 5 years as any receiver in the NFL. Devin Singletary is a true dual-threat back much to the likes of Miles Sanders. Josh Allen is a consistent threat to run with the ball, as he has more rushing touchdowns this season than James Conner.

It’s a tough nut to crack when scheming defensively, and if the Steelers don’t focus on offense the Bills will force turnovers in this game. Buffalo is a threat to quickly extend a lead by scoring, getting the ball right back, and scoring again much like the Steelers did against Tennessee and Cleveland.