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Steelers vs. Bills Fast Facts

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Series Notes

  • LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 14-8
    STREAKS: Steelers have won past 6
    LAST GAME: 12/11/16: Steelers 27 at Bills 20
    LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/10/13: Steelers 23, Bills 10

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, December 15th, 2019
  • Time: 8:20 PM ET
  • Location: Heinz Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET)
    Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter)
  • National Radio: Westwood One:
    Kevin Kugler, James Laurinaitis
  • SIRIUS: 81 (Buf), 83 (Pit)
  • XM: 225 (Buf), 226 (Pit)
  • Referee: Tony Corrente

Game Capsule

Steelers Bills
Last Week W 23-17 at Arizona L 24-17 vs. Baltimore
Coach vs. Opp. Mike Tomlin: 4-0 Sean McDermott: 0-0
Pts. For/Against 19.9/18.6 21.1/16.3
Offense 290.1 341.9
Passing Devlin Hodges (R): 57-80-682-4-2-103.2 Josh Allen: 242-405-2737-17-8-85.8
Rushing James Conner: 102-390-3.8-4 Devin Singletary (R): 115-642-5.6-2
Receiving James Washington: 34-611-18.0-3 John Brown: 64-908-14.2-5
Defense 310.9 296.8
Sacks T.J. Watt: 12.5 Jordan Phillips: 7.5
INTs Minkah Fitzpatrick: 5 (T1L) Tre'Davious White: 4
Take/Give +12 (33/21) +2 (16/14)
Punting (Net) Jordan Berry: 46.1 (41.0) Corey Bojorquez: 42.3 (37.6)
Kicking Chris Boswell: 103 (25/25 PAT; 26/28 FG) Stephen Hauschka: 80 (26/28 PAT; 18/24 FG)

Steelers Notes

QB DEVLIN HODGES (rookie) completed 16 of 19 passes (career-high 84.2 pct.) for 152 yards with TD for 117.5 rating & rushed for 34 yards last week. Joined ED RUBBERT (1987) as only undrafted rookie QBs to win each of 1st 3 career starts since 1970. Has 71.3 comp. pct. & 103.2 rating in 5 career games, both highs among rookies (min. 60 attempts).

RB JAMES CONNER has TD in 4 of his past 5. Rookie RB BENNY SNELL rushed for 41 yards last week. RB JAYLEN SAMUELS has 50+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3 at home.

WR JAMES WASHINGTON aims for 3rd in row at home with 90+ rec. yards & TD catch. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. AFC East. WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER has 5+ catches & 75+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 career games vs. AFC East. Rookie WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with 6 catches for 60 yards & TD last week. Leads all AFC rookies with 42 receptions in 2019.

LB T.J. WATT had 3rd-career INT last week. Aims for his 10th in row at home with sack. Has 3 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 3 vs. AFC East. Is only player in NFL this season with 10+ sacks (12.5) & 2 INTs. LB BUD DUPREE had 3 TFLs & sack last week. Aims for 4th in row with sack. Has FF in 2 of past 3. Had 2.5 sacks in last meeting. LB DEVIN BUSH leads all rookies with 88 tackles in 2019, most by rookie in franchise history. CB JOE HADEN had 2 INTs last week, his 3rd-career game with 2 INTs. Aims for 3rd in row with INT. Has 6 PD in past 3.

Bills Notes

QB JOSH ALLEN passed for 146 yards with TD last week. Has 90+ rating in 3 of past 4. Has completed 40 of 57 passes (70.2 pct.) with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.6 rating in his past 2 on road. Has 16 rush TDs since entering league in 2018, most among QBs. Makes 1st-career start in primetime.

RB DEVIN SINGLETARY led team with 118 scrimmage yards (89 rush, 29 rec.) last week, his 4th game with 100+ scrimmage yards this season, 2nd-most among rookies. Has 333 scrimmage yards (111 per game) in past 3, most among rookie RBs since Week 12. RB FRANK GORE had 94 scrimmage yards (49 rec., 45 rush) & TD catch in his last road game vs. Pit. (12/6/15 with Ind.). Ranks 3rd all-time with 15,306 career rush yards & 4th with 19,186 scrimmage yards.

WR COLE BEASLEY aims for 4th in row with TD catch. Had 5 catches in his last game vs. Pit. (11/13/16 with Dal.). Has 6 rec. TDs in 2019, new career high. WR JOHN BROWN has 70+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6 on road. Has 13 catches for 312 yards (156 per game) & TD catch in 2 career games at Pit.

LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS had 8 tackles & 1st INT of season last week. Has 5 PD, 2 sacks, FF, INT & safety in 4 career games vs. AFC North. LB LORENZO ALEXANDER had 7 tackles, TFL & PD in Week 14. Had INT in last meeting. DE JERRY HUGHES had sack last week. Tied career high with 2 sacks in last road meeting. S JORDAN POYER led team with 10 tackles & had PD in Week 14. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with INT.

 

Statistics and game information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers and/or National Football League.





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