Last season, the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers faced off in an epic Sunday night matchup that saw the Bills hand the Steelers the second of what would become three straight losses after a 13-game winning streak to open the season. In 2021, Buffalo is hoping to not let Pittsburgh have a similar 1-0 beginning.
Ben Roethlisberger is back and rested under center after another offseason with the Steelers, and Pittsburgh’s offense is sure to have something up their sleeve for Buffalo’s defense, who squatted on underneath throws all game with Big Ben’s arm strength in question. That’s what allowed slot cornerback Taron Johnson to pick off and return am interception for a touchdown to break open the game in 2020.
The Bills’ offense was electric in 2020 but slowed against the Steelers. They only managed 19 points and 334 yards of offense with two turnovers. Buffalo did hold onto the ball for 35 minutes of the game, grinding out the last seven minutes of game time with a healthy dose of Zack Moss.