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Offense putrid again as Bills blanked by Steelers

Memo to Terrell Owens: keep that toe healthy, and please, for the love of the football gods, be the saving grace you were signed to be.  Your Buffalo Bills teammates need you.

Much-maligned after three poor pre-season showings, Buffalo's offense didn't do a thing to quell doubts that they can put up points and win football games, managing just 50 yards and three first downs in the first half of a 17-0 loss to the Pittsburgh SteelersTrent Edwards had an interception returned for a touchdown by Steelers LB James Farrior, and his stat line (6/13, 31 yards, INT) left him with a quarterback rating of 21.  The Bills held the ball for eight minutes and fourteen seconds in the first half.

It was ugly pretty much all around for the offense - and the defense and special teams didn't fare much better, either (though the defense should be commended for surrendering only 10 points while being on the field for over 41 minutes).  The cap to the evening was a Rian Lindell field goal that was blocked, preserving the shutout for Pittsburgh.

If you're looking for a bright spot, steadfastly cling to Aaron Maybin; the first-round DE recorded a sack and two tackles in his first pre-season action.  We'll get more in-depth with this game tomorrow.  Right now, however, I'm betting you just want to vent.  This is the place to do it.