The Buffalo Bills remain alive to win the AFC East but can they get past the surging Steelers on Sunday Night Football? Bold predictions for the Bills.
Despite losing at home to Baltimore last week, the Buffalo Bills are still in a great position. They own the top Wild Card seed in the AFC with a 9-4 record but are also very much in the hunt to take the AFC East crown from the despised Patriots. But for them to take the division and stay strong in their playoff push, they’ll need to take down the other current Wild Card team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, on Sunday Night Football in Week 15.
The Steelers enter this primetime matchup playing quite well at 8-5. They’ve won four of their last five games and have found some stability in the unlikely form of Devlin Hodges. While that may be true, their recent success has not come against competition at the level of Josh Allen and the Bills. Pittsburgh has a lot to prove in a game like this.
Of course, the same can be said for the Bills in regards to proving themselves. If they’re a team to be taken truly seriously, they need to win on the road at Heinz Field and stay strong in the postseason picture. How will they handle that pressure? Here are five bold predictions for Buffalo on Sunday Night Football.
5. Allen accounts for 4 TDs
In the loss to the Ravens last week, Bills second-year quarterback Josh Allen had his worst game of the 2019 season. Allen went 17-of-39 for only 146 yards (though he did throw a touchdown). More surprisingly though, the Buffalo signal-caller only had two rushes for nine yards.
With the way that Allen has played this year, that game is an outlier. He’s been quite impressive this season, with the exception of his deep passing prowess. And against a Steelers secondary that just simply hasn’t been tested, Allen will have more success throwing the ball on Sunday night.
More than that, however, Allen will need to escape a strong Pittsburgh pass rush and will use his legs far more often in Week 15. He’ll find success doing so there as well. When it’s all told, the Bills quarterback will find the end zone four times combined between his arm and legs.