Monday morning edition going over Sunday Night Football of the Week 14 NFL slate, the Pittsburgh Steelers versus the Buffalo Bills in the first half.
This was a defense of battle.
It was a situation where neither the Steelers nor the Bills were able to get past the opponent's defense.
Defense is was able to really lock down the Steelers, doing a lot of blitzing, kind of confusing the Buffalo offense.
Whereas the Buffalo Bills was just playing locked down, trying to get turnovers, trying to get to the Steelers quarterback and stopping the run in this game, first time in many weeks that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger got sacked.
It was the sack, one sacked by each team.
But the problem is, the Steelers offense, again for the second week in a row, was shown up.
They were exposed.
It is obvious that the Pittsburgh Blitz Berg defense really carries the Pittsburgh team, whereas they blitz so often it hopes to get into the quarterback and forcing bad plays.
But in this game, the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen was able to use that bullets against them on Lee, allowing one sack on Josh Allen.
He began throwing the football quickly to outside receivers, especially Stefon Diggs.
In a situation when you blitz as much as you do as the Pittsburgh Steelers, you do not want to give up as they did to Buffalo 50% 3rd down conversion rate.
They converted 50% whereas Pittsburgh, who could not make a completion, passed 20 yards on.
Lei completed 10% of their third downs, and when it came to rushing the football, it was completely and utterly one sided.
Pittsburgh Onley gained 47 yards on the ground, while Buffalo had 104 yards.
Ben Roethlisberger, 21 of 37 on Lee, 187 yards, two interceptions and two touchdowns.
Again, as I said, exposed, the Pittsburgh Steelers was unable to get any kind of downfield completions.
They were relying on short passes, and Ben Roethlisberger looked a little shaky back in the pocket.
Looked as though he was quite rattled back there and unable to make accurate throws, especially the guys outside the backfield and to your wide receivers.
On short, quick passes.
James Connor, Jaylen Samuels, Benny Snell.
They had 17 carries.
17 carries in this game and for a total of, like I said 47 yards, terrible average.
Unable to move the football whatsoever, Buffalo held this team to 224 yards of total offense, while Buffalo, against this blitzing Pittsburgh team, played that safe game, throwing it short and quick and occasionally taking those shots downfield when Pittsburgh's defense crawled up expecting those short passes, the Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen looked incredibly good in this game.
Josh was 24 completions out of 43 attempts, 238 yards, two touchdowns and the one interception.
Stefon Diggs was the man in the second half.
10 catches, 130 yards and a touchdown.
The big difference in this game.
Punting? That's right.
The Pittsburgh Steelers punted eight times in this game.
If I If I'm looking at this correctly, let me check real quick.
I'm almost positive.
Yes, Jordan Barry had eight punts.
He had six in the first half, averaging about 40 yards, though, and dropped two of them inside the 20.
Now you're punting the ball eight times, you're not gonna be scoring that many points, and they generally don't on offense, which is why Pittsburgh realize on their blitzing defense.
And if you could play safe and not turn the football over against the Pittsburgh Steelers, you have a chance toe walk down the field, eat clock, tire out this defense.
And that's exactly what Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills did.
Not to mention that the Buffalo running game was actually semi effective.
Josh Allen, six carries, 28 yards.
David Singletary and Zach Moss combined for 20 carries for 75 yards, averaging about four yards a carry against this team.
Now the Buffalo Bill, sitting at 10 and three, have a very solid hold on their division, and the Pittsburgh Steeler dropped their second game in a row and have many people asking.
Are the Pittsburgh Steelers frauds in the A F.
C? We're gonna find out soon enough, as they have still to out of the next three games are questionable games against very tough teams.
Thank you for watching SportsCastr News Monday Morning Edition going over Sunday Night Football Week 14 of the NFL schedule, the Pittsburgh Steelers falling to the Buffalo Bills 15 to 26.
And as usual, I'm Lourdes Owen.
I want you have a good one