The Bills couldn’t get anything going on offense. Running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller had mediocre games. Furthermore, E.J. Manuel had an awful game. Manuel missed a lot of easy throws during the game. He looked very rusty.
The Steelers defense played much better this week compared to last week. On offense, Pittsburgh was rather pedestrian, but it was enough for them to pick up the win.
Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was the star of the game. Brown caught six passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. Brown was also very effective on punt returns.
Bills safety Jairus Bryd intercepted Ben Roethlisberger’s pass, and returned it 57 yards to the Steelers 29 yard-line less than five minutes into the game. Following the interception, Dan Carpenter knocked through a 20-yard field goal, putting the Bills up 3-0 with 6:16 left in the first quarter.
Steelers Punter Matt McBriar, dealing with winds of 20MPH, had his first punt go only 27 yards; that punt set the Bills up at the Steelers 44 yard-line. Luckily for Pittsburgh, Buffalo went three-and-out.
With 8:47 left in the second quarter, Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham knotted the game up at three with a 36-yard field goal.
A 24-yard catch by wideout Antonio Brown set the Steelers up inside the Bills five yard-line, with two minutes left in the half. On the very next play, Roethlisberger connected with wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery, on a fade route from five yards out, with 1:55 left in the first half, making the score: Steelers 10-3.
Le’Veon Bell scored a touchdown on a four-yard run with 3:02 left in the third quarter, putting the Steelers up by two touchdowns.
Steelers safety Ryan Clark intercepted a pass from E.J. Manuel, and he returned the ball 37 yards to the Bills 13 yard-line with under 10 minutes left in the game. After going three-and-out, Shaun Suisham made another 36-yard field goal with 8:09 left in the game. The Suisham field goal put the Steelers up 20-3.
Antonio Brown returned a punt 51 yards to the Bills 11 yard-line, with 6:10 left in the game. A few plays later, with 4:38 remaining in the game, Shaun Suisham put the Steelers up 23-3 with a 23-yard field goal.
E.J. Manuel completed a two-yard pass to Chris Gragg to make the score: 23-10 Steelers, with three seconds left in the game.