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Buffalo Bills Links, 12/15: Bills imposed their will on Steelers

Plus, how the Bills turned in their most dominant third quarter of the 2020 season.

In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we offer up final thoughts on Buffalo’s (10-3) imposing 26-15 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) on Sunday Night Football.

Those thoughts include: reflecting on the stellar job done by right tackle Daryl Williams against potential NFL Defensive Player of the Year candidate T.J. Watt, how Williams and the offensive line stood up to the relentless pressure applied by Pittsburgh, how rookie running back Zack Moss won back the trust of head coach Sean McDermott following a crucial fumble vs. the San Francisco 49ers, how quarterback Josh Allen bounced back from a poor first half, and how cornerback Levi Wallace came up with clutch plays when the defense needed them.

We also offer up positional grades, look for takeaways from the snap counts, check out where the Bills stand in the AFC playoff picture, discuss why Bills fans should take a moment to enjoy the ride and savor every win, analyze how wide receiver Stefon Diggs is a difference-maker for Allen and the offense, hear how Pittsburgh wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster fired up Buffalo’s defense with his pregame antics, and much more!


Final Thoughts on Win over Steelers

Analysis: Daryl Williams shined, Bills imposed will on Steelers’ defense | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
The right tackle played a strong game against sackmaster T.J. Watt in the Bills’ 26-15 victory over the Steelers.

10 final Bills thoughts: Zack Moss wins back Bills’ trust – The Athletic
After a fumble and benching against the 49ers, Moss got a clear vote of confidence Sunday, out-snapping Devin Singletary. (Subscription required).

Upon Further Review: Bills flip the script with dominant third quarter in win over Steelers | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“I guess it’s super important that you come out firing in the second half,” said Stefon Diggs, who caught six passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in the third quarter.

Allen continues to set pace for record season in Buffalo - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen continues to add to his impressive 2020 season after a stellar second half performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football.

Position grades: DBs continue Bills’ takeaway trend | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Buffalo now is tied for fourth in the NFL in takeaways with 21. Miami and Pittsburgh lead with 25 and Indianapolis is third with 22.

Statements! Get your statements here! - WGR 550
The Buffalo Bills earned another statement win on Sunday Night Football in Orchard Park, downing the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-15 in convincing fashion.

What we learned from snap counts in Bills’ Week 14 win, game ball and more | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Jay Skurski offers five takeaways from the snap counts against Pittsburgh.

Eric Wood | 5 opinions on the Bills’ 10th win of the season - BuffaloBills.com
The former Bills center is impressed with the way the defense set the tone for the game with their big plays.

Bills Today | These three Bills were named to PFF’s team of the week - BuffaloBills.com
Here are three things to know about the Bills for Tuesday, Dec. 15.

The Buffalo Bills Defeat the Steelers on SNF: 10 Things I Think I Think! - Buffalo Fanatics - Buffalo Bills
Recapping the highlights from Buffalo’s 26-15 win over the Steelers.

“The Bills are Good”

‘We’re good, we’re good, we’re good’: Tirico, Collinsworth tell nation what Buffalo already knows | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
“Most of America will agree that the Bills are good after they handed the Steelers their second loss of the season, 26-15, on ‘NBC’s Sunday Night Football.’”

Bills fans should enjoy the ride, and savor the moments - WGR 550
As the Buffalo Bills inch closer to their first division title in 25 years, fans should enjoy the ride, and savor all the moments along the way.

Five takeaways from Monday’s Bills press conferences | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Jay Skurski offers his observations from Monday’s media availabilities with head coach Sean McDermott, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator/assistant head coach Leslie Frazier.

‘The only thing we’ve earned is the noise’ | Bills coaches discuss handling rising expectations - BuffaloBills.com
Sean McDermott and his coaches know that more national attention will be placed on the team as they continue to win.

Where Bills stand in AFC playoff picture after ‘Monday Night Football’ | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Buffalo takes on the Broncos at 4:30 p.m. EST Saturday in Denver.

Diggs is a Difference-Maker

Maiorana: Diggs is an undeniable difference-maker - Democrat & Chronicle
Stefon Diggs has taken Josh Allen and the Bills’ offense to new levels.

Stefon Diggs earned recognition from NFL Network for his Week 14 performance over the Steelers - BuffaloBills.com
NFL Network’s David Carr and Willie McGinest award game balls for Week 14.

Wide Receiver Corps Getting Healthier

John Brown will return to practice this week - WGR 550
Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown is eligible to come off Injured Reserve this week after sitting out three games with an ankle injury.

Bills receiver John Brown expected to return to practice this week | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Brown was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 28 after suffering a high ankle sprain against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 10.

JuJu’s Antics Provide Fuel for Bills D

JuJu Smith-Schuster pregame dance on Bills logo backfires - WGR 550
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster made sure the pregame cameras caught him dancing on the Bills logo, which the Buffalo defense took note of prior to kickoff.

NFL: JuJu Smith-Schuster’s TikTok dance got Bills fired up - Yahoo! Sports
JuJu Smith-Schuster’s pregame dance on Buffalo’s midfield logo got the Bills fired up.

Odds and Ends

Jim Kelly: Bills’ Josh Allen is going to break every record I have - newyorkupstate.com
The Hall of Fame quarterback, like every Bills fan, has seen Josh Allen develop into a special player in year three.

Bills’ Gabriel Davis, Matt Milano make Christmas wish come true for young boy (Watch) - newyorkupstate.com
Davis and Milano helped grant a very special Christmas wish.

NFL Week 15 Power Rankings: Steelers keep sinking as Packers and Bills rise into top three, Ravens rebound - CBSSports.com
Pete Prisco says Mike Tomlin will get Pittsburgh’s ship righted, while the Bears and Washington soar up the rankings.

Bills re-sign cornerback Lafayette Pitts to practice squad | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
Pitts, 28, spent the 2017 and ‘18 seasons with the Bills, primarily playing special teams.

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Buffalo Bills snap counts vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Injuries and game plan impact numbers - Buffalo Rumblings
The ups and downs continue in some areas.

One Stat Recap: Can you Dig(gs) it? - Buffalo Rumblings
The one where Stefon Diggs refused to be covered.

AFC East Roundup: A look ahead to the postseason - Buffalo Rumblings
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