The Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buffalo Bills kick off during the early window of games today. It’s a clean slate for both teams here in Week 1 with their eyes on the Super Bowl in February. Stay up to date with all of the Steelers vs. Bills action with our live score updates and highlights here.
Steelers vs. Bills score
Steelers vs. Bills live highlights and scoring updates
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1:16 PM ET: Najee Harris getting a lot of work early, getting the ball on three of the first four carries of this drive. Roethlisberger fails to convert on 3rd-and-4 so they are forced to punt away to Buffalo. Allen back on the field, will start off at his own 12-yard line.
1:12 PM ET: Buffalo kicks off and Ben Roethlisberger comes out for his first drive in the 2021 NFL season. Steelers at the 25.
1:09 PM ET: Steelers holds Buffalo to a field goal after three Josh Allen passes. Bills take the early lead 3-0.
1:07 PM ET: We have kickoff! The season officially begins for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills. Pittsburgh defers to the 2nd half so Buffalo gets the ball first. Isaiah McKenzie returns the ball 75 yards.
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Steelers vs. Bills game preview
The current NFL odds for the Steelers vs. Bills game has Buffalo as 6-point favorites. Bills QB Josh Allen set franchise records in 2020 in passing yards (4,544) and touchdown passes (37) in just his third NFL season, while Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger passed for over 3,800 yards and 33 touchdowns.
We know Allen has a bright future ahead of him. Roethlisberger at age 39, however, could see his career winding down sooner rather than later. The window for the two-time Super Bowl champion to win another ring is closing. If Pro Football Network’s 2021 season predictions are any indication, that window may already be closed.
Roethlisberger and the Steelers lost their entire offensive line this offseason. Today, they’re facing a Bills defensive line that looked in midseason form in the preseason thanks to the production of A.J. Epenesa and rookie Gregory Rousseau.
Steelers fans want to see what rookie RB Najee Harris brings to the offense. Bills head coach Sean McDermott will undoubtedly be keying in on stopping the run and forcing Roethlisberger to spend as much time as possible throwing behind that new-look offensive line. Buffalo’s secondary, headlined by CB Tre’Davious White, will be tasked with shutting down the likes of JuJu Smith-Schuster and Chase Claypool, the pair who caught 159 passes in 2020.
Buffalo’s offense, which scored 31.3 points per game last year, has an arduous task ahead as well. T.J. Watt just became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history this past week and led the NFL with 15 sacks in 2020. Paired along with an opportunistic secondary led by Minkah Fitzpatrick, Buffalo will need to play smart, opportunistic football this afternoon.