This week the Steelers face the 2-8 Bills, but don’t let that record fool you.
The Bills have played tough football losing close games, two in overtime (against the Chiefs and the Ravens), and rallied last week from a 28-7 deficit to beat the Bengals (who’s soft now T.O.?) 49-31.Â They should not be taken lightly.
In fact, the Steelers better be preparing and paying attention to details.Â Especially because Bills QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick ranks 11th in the NFL in passing yards per game with an average of 245 passing yards per game.Â That’s more yards than Tom Brady’s hair.Â He seems a little skittish with pressure, but watch for the Fitzpatrick-to-Johnson combo to be strong.Â The key to that is making sure the Steelers secondary stay on their toes (Yes, I am looking at you Will Gay).
On the other side of the ball, the Bills have the League’s worst rush defense so let’s hope Rashard and our piecemeal O-line can have a great Sunday.Â Rashard hasn’t had a 100 yard game since week three.Â Hmmmm.Â Some of that has to do with Ben’s return, some of it is due to injuries on the offensive line, but do me a favor Steelers (Arians) get some running game going…I don’t care who has the ball, just jam it down the Bills throat and let’s get this one in the bag.
Last week, I did see some new and not so predictable offensive plays.Â They didn’t necessarily always work, but I will give Bruce an A for effort.Â It’s necessary.Â I want to stick with the one game at a time mentality, but at the same time, practice some of that stuff so that when you get to games against teams like the Ravens and Jets we are READY!
But for now, the Steelers can show how thankful they are for Steeler Nation that they can stomp the Bills.
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!