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Buffalo Bills Links, 9/14: What went wrong vs. Pittsburgh?

Plus, Week 1 report cards, position grades, and more analysis.

The Buffalo Bills dropped a 23-16 decision to the Pittsburgh Steelers in their season opener at Highmark Stadium, as Pittsburgh rallied from a 10-0 halftime deficit to win.

From poor play by the offensive line and an erratic Josh Allen to questionable offensive play calling and too many penalties, today’s edition of the Bills daily links leads off with what went wrong in the game.


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Assessing what went wrong vs. Steelers

After years of being the hunter, the Buffalo Bills found out what it was like to be the hunted in their season opener against Pittsburgh. We take a look at how the Bills failed to respond in their first game of this season laden with high expectations, analyze how All-Pro quarterback Josh Allen reverted to his old ways in the loss, explore how Buffalo’s high-octane offense was stymied by the Steelers’ defense, and dissect how T.J. Watt and Pittsburgh’s pass rush was able to take advantage of Buffalo’s offensive line to make Allen’s life miserable.

Week 1 report card, position grades, analysis

What we liked (Buffalo’s pass rush did a good job pressuring Ben Roethlisberger and the defense is going to be good this year) and what we didn’t like (let’s go back to the porous offensive line, the questionable play calling and the special teams breakdown) from the loss to Pittsburgh.

Odds and ends

With an electric atmosphere and the Bills’ first home game played before a capacity crowd in more than 18 months, former Bills center Eric Wood shares why he feels the team may have been too hyped up for the season opener. Plus, hear from head coach Sean McDermott on what the Bills need to do to improve for their Week 2 clash vs. the Miami Dolphins.