As the Buffalo Bills (9-4) prepare to face the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) at 8:20 p.m. Sunday night in a clash of the AFC’s top two teams in Wild Card contention, the Bills remain relatively healthy on the injury front.
Defensive tackle Corey Liuget (knee) returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out Wednesday’s session with an injured knee.
Starting right tackle Ty Nsekhe, who has been sidelined since suffering a nasty ankle injury during Buffalo’s 37-20 win over the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 17, was the only player to miss Thursday’s practice session because of an injury.
A pair of veterans—linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and defensive end Jerry Hughes—received rest days and were held out of practice Thursday.
The Bills will make their first appearance on Sunday Night Football in 12 years when they take on the Steelers at Heinz Field. Buffalo currently holds the No. 5 spot (and the top Wild Card position) in the AFC with three games remaining, one game ahead of the Steelers and the Tennessee Titans (8-5).
In order to clinch their second playoff appearance in three years, Buffalo has to win one of its final three games: at Pittsburgh, at the New England Patriots (10-3), and home vs. the New York Jets (5-8).