The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Buffalo Bills in their next preseason match, and they are hoping to see the debut of rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will look to recover from their close loss in their opener as they face the Buffalo Bills, who won a close match in their opener.
The Steelers did not play quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for long, and he completed one pass for 46 yards on two attempts. Most of these yards came from speedy running back Dri Archer.
Le’Veon Bell looked solid in his short playing time with 18 yards on just three carries. A key player to watch will be wide receiver Markus Wheaton, who is looking to seal the deal as the Steelers’ new No. 2 receiver. He caught a pass for 28 yards, so the talent is still there. Rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant lost a leg in the competition after fumbling twice and losing one of them.
On defense, outside linebacker Jarvis Jones appears ready to put his disappointing rookie season behind him after posting a sack. However, he may miss this game with pain in his groin. Rookie inside linebacker Ryan Shazier will be a game-time decision after missing the preseason opener.
The Bills received a solid performance from quarterback E.J. Manuel, but the focal point of their offense was the running game.
Bryce Brown looks ready to step in as a starter if anything happens to C.J. Spiller after rushing for 64 yards on 11 carries, and Anthony Dixon looked solid as well with a goal-line touchdown to go with 28 yards on nine carries.
The pass rush continued to shine with three sacks, and it is expected to be one of the best in the NFL once again after the defense totaled 57 sacks last season.