5 questions the Steelers must answer in Week 1 vs. Bills

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Can Steelers slow down Josh Allen?

One of the brightest stars in the league last season was Josh Allen. He finally put together a full season of elite play, and now he is in contention of being the second-best quarterback in the league. He has a cannon for an arm, great athleticism, and one of the best receivers in the league in Stefon Diggs.

Allen will play well against the Steelers, but it is up to their defense to limit him as much as they can.

While the Bills running game still has a lot of questions, the focus has to be on getting after Allen and forcing him to make some errant throws. His worst trait as a quarterback is his accuracy, so forcing rushed plays could lead to a critical turnover or two. Even when Allen makes a big play, having a drive get cut short by a costly error can keep the game in the Steelers’ control.

Again, the goal isn’t to shut down Allen. That likely isn’t possible, but limiting him, on the other hand, is well within the Steelers reason. If he goes off for a huge game, the Steelers offense won’t be able to keep up. This defense has to prove that they are still an elite group despite the offseason losses.

It won’t be east with a quarterback like Allen, but the team has to find a way to keep him limited in this game.