The Steelers go for a fourth straight win Sunday, as they face the Bills on the road for the first time since 2010. The Steelers are a three-point favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, and the spread would be larger if not for Pittsburgh’s struggles on the road this season.
Their 34-3 loss to Philadelphia is one of the most puzzling games of the season, and the Steelers are just 3-3 on the road this season.
The Bills have lost three of their last five, but all three losses have been to teams in the postseason mix. Buffalo struggled against New England, but gave tough tests to both Seattle and Oakland. Last week was a tough loss, as the Bills blew a 15-point second half lead to the Raiders.
One of Buffalo’s biggest problems has been protecting QB Tyrod Taylor. He’s been sacked 16 times in the last four weeks, accounting for nearly half of the 35 sacks they’ve surrendered this season.
If the Bills want to slow down the Steelers, Rex Ryan will need a gameplan for Ben, Brown and Bell. The Steelers dynamic trio are a large reason why the Steelers have won three straight games by double-digits.
The Steelers have done a solid job stuffing the run this season, and that will force Tyrod Taylor into some mistakes. The Steelers are hitting their stride at the perfect time.
Heavy’s Pick: Steelers 45 Bills 27. Steelers -3. Over on the Point Total. (45.5)