Pittsburgh Steelers vs Buffalo Bills

SUNDAY, SEPT. 12, 2021 // 1:O0 PM ET // HIGHMARK STADIUM // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY

 

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 104 (Pit.), 82 (Buf.) | XM: 382 (Pit.), 227 (Buf.) | SXM App: 826 (Pit.), 803 (Buf.)

 

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 14-10
STREAKS: Bills have won past 2
LAST GAME: 12/13/20: Steelers 15 at Bills 26
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/13/20

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS LEADERS (2020 STATS) BUFFALO BILLS

– LAST WEEK –
Mike Tomlin: 4-2 COACH VS. OPP. Sean McDermott: 2-0
26.0/19.5 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 31.3/23.4
334.6 OFFENSE 396.4
Ben Roethlisberger: 399-608-3803-33-10-94.1 PASSING Josh Allen: 396-572-4544-37-10-107.2
Benny Snell: 111-368-3.3-4 RUSHING Devin Singletary: 156-687-4.4-2
JuJu Smith-Schuster: 97-831-8.6-9 RECEIVING Stefon Diggs: 127 (1L)-1535 (1L)-12.1-8
305.8 DEFENSE 352.5
T.J. Watt: 15 (1L) SACKS Mario Addison, A.J. Klein: 5
Minkah Fitzpatrick: 4 INTs Tre’Davious White: 3
+9 (27/18) TAKE/GIVE +4 (26/22)
Pressley Harvin (R): NFL debut in 2021 PUNTING (NET) Matt Haack (Mia.): 44.7 (39.8)
Chris Boswell: 91 (34/38 PAT; 19/20 FG) KICKING Tyler Bass: 141 (57/59 PAT; 28/34 FG)

 

STEELERS NOTES

• QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 3,803 yards & 33 TDs in 2020, his 10th-career season with 3,500+ pass yards. Ranks 7th in NFL history with 60,348 career pass yards. Has 396 career TD passes & can become 8th QB ever with 400+ TD passes. Had 2+ TD passes in 6 of 7 road starts last season.

• RB NAJEE HARRIS was selected 24th overall in 2021 NFL Draft.

• WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER led team with 97 catches last season, his 2nd-career season with 95+ catches (111 in 2018). Had career-high 9 rec. TDs in 2020. Had 6 catches for 55 yards & TD in last meeting. WR DIONTAE JOHNSON set career highs in catches (88), rec. yards (team-high 923) & rec. TDs (7) last season. Has 5+ catches & 60+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC East. WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 62 catches for 873 yards & led all rookies with 9 rec. TDs in 2020, tied-most ever by Pit. rookie. Smith-Schuster (831), Johnson & Claypool were only trio of AFC teammates each with 800+ rec. yards last season.

• LB T.J. WATT led NFL with career-high 15 sacks in 2020 & became 6th player since 1990 with 13+ sacks in 3 straight seasons. Since 2017, ranks 3rd in NFL with 49.5 sacks. LB MELVIN INGRAM makes Pit. debut. Has 7+ sacks in 5 of past 6 seasons. LB JOE SCHOBERT makes Pit. debut. Ranked 4th in NFL with 141 tackles in 2020 with Jax. DT CAMERON HEYWARD has 55.5 sacks since 2013, 2nd-most among DTs. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK led team with 4 INTs last season. CB JOE HADEN led team with 12 PD in 2020. Leads NFL with 149 PD since 2010.

 

BILLS NOTES

• QB JOSH ALLEN set franchise records in pass yards (4,544) & TD passes (37) & had 8 rush TDs last season, becoming 1st player in NFL history with 4,500+ pass yards, 35+ TD passes & 5+ rush TDs in single season. Passed for 238 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Had 22 TDs (17 pass, 5 rush) vs. 6 INTs & 103 rating in 8 regular season home games last season.

• RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had 956 scrimmage yards (687 rush, 269 rec.) in 2020, his 2nd-consecutive season with 950+ scrimmage yards. RB ZACK MOSS ranked 5th among AFC rookies with 481 rush yards in 2020.

• WR STEFON DIGGS led NFL with 127 catches & 1,535 rec. yards in 2020, 6th-most catches ever in single season. Had 75+ rec. yards in 15 games last season, incl. playoffs, tied 2nd-most ever in single season. Had 10 catches for 130 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for 5th in row at home, incl. playoffs, with 75+ rec. yards. WR COLE BEASLEY set career-highs in catches (82) & rec. yards (967) in 2020. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS makes Buf. debut. Has 60+ catches & 700+ rec. yards in each of past 3 seasons.

• CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE had team-high 3 INTs in 2020 & is only player in NFL with 50+ PD (54) & 15+ INTs (15) since 2017. Has 3 PD & 2 INTs in 2 career games vs. Pit. S JORDAN POYER had 118 tackles last season, tied-most among all DBs. Has INT in 3 of his past 4 vs. Pit. CB TARON JOHNSON set career-bests in tackles (93) & PD (7) in 2020. Had 51-yard INT-TD in last meeting. LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS led team with 119 tackles last season.