NFL PREVIEW: PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-1) AT BUFFALO BILLS (9-3)
WEEK 14 // SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2020 // 8:20 PM ET // BILLS STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN SMITH
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY:
LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 14-9
STREAKS: Steelers have won 6 of past 7
LAST GAME: 12/15/19: Bills 17 at Steelers 10
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/11/16: Steelers 27, Bills 20
QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 33 of 53 passes (62.3 pct.) for 305 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT last week. Aims for 6th in row with 250+ pass yards. Has 2 TD passes in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 2+ TD passes. Has 10 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 105.4 rating in his past 4 in primetime. • RB JAMES CONNER had 51 scrimmage yards (42 rush, 9 rec.) & TD catch in last meeting. Has TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. Has 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in his past 2 on SNF. RB BENNY SNELL has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER aims for 3rd in row with 7+ catches. Has 5+ catches & 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with 8 catches for 71 yards & had rec. TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with 8+ catches. Has 70+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5. Had 5 catches for 62 yards in last meeting. Has 80+ rec. yards & rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 75+ rec. yards. Rookie WR CHASE CLAYPOOL has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 on road. Leads rookies with 8 rec. TDs. WR JAMES WASHINGTON had season-high 80 rec. yards & TD catch in Week 13. Had 5 catches for 83 yards in last meeting. • LB T.J. WATT had 2 TFL, sack & FF last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TFL & sack. Had 2 TFL, FF, PD & .5 sack in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC East with .5+ sacks & FF. Leads NFL with 12 sacks. LB ROBERT SPILLANE had sack last week. DE STEPHON TUITT aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had sack & PD in only career game vs. Buf. (12/11/16). S MINKAH FITZPATRICK has 5 PD in his past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with INT.
QB JOSH ALLEN completed 32 of 40 passes (80 pct.) for 375 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 139.1 rating last week. Has 275+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes in 3 of past 4. Had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) in last meeting. Has career-high 26 TD passes, most in season by Buf. QB since HOFer JIM KELLY (33 in 1991). Has 23 career rush TDs, most by QB since entering NFL in 2018. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had 82 scrimmage yards (61 rush, 22 rec.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 80+ scrimmage yards. Rushed for 87 yards in last meeting. Has 90+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. Rookie RB ZACK MOSS has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. • WR STEFON DIGGS had 10 catches for 92 yards last week, his 3rd game with 10+ catches this season, tied 2nd-most in NFL. Has 90+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5. Has 6+ catches in 9 straight games, longest active streak in NFL. Had 8+ catches, 75+ rec. yards & TD catch in 4 of his past 5 on SNF. Ties for NFL lead with 90 catches. WR COLE BEASLEY had 9 catches for careerhigh 130 yards & had rec. TD last week. Has 9+ catches, 100+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of past 3. Rookie WR GABRIEL DAVIS aims for 3rd in row with 65+ rec. yards & TD catch. TE DAWSON KNOX aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. • CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE aims for 3rd in row with INT. Had 2 INTs & TFL in last meeting. Has 2+ PD in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC North. S MICAH HYDE had season-high 12 tackles & 1st INT of season last week. Aims for 4th in row with PD. S JORDAN POYER leads safeties with 96 tackles. LB A.J. KLEIN aims for 3rd in row with PD. Has sack in 3 of past 4. Has 3.5 sacks in his past 2 at home.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Kathryn Tappen (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Ross Tucker SIRIUS: 81 (Pit), 83 (Buf) | XM: 226 (Pit), 225 (Buf), 88 (National)