The Buffalo Bills’ matchup towards the Pittsburgh Steelers seems to be one of many higher Week 1 matchups of the 2021 season, however no less than one NFL analyst feels assured that the Payments will emerge victorious.
NFL Network’s David Carr was recently asked to choose one staff that he was one hundred pc positive to get a win in Week 1. Regardless of Buffalo internet hosting a 2020 playoff staff, Carr felt assured that the Payments and quarterback Josh Allen would have their fair proportion of enjoyable towards Pittsburgh.
“The Pittsburgh Steelers are gonna roll into Buffalo and get rolled out,” Carr mentioned. “The Buffalo Payments are going to be leaping. We simply known as this child [Josh Allen] principally the MVP on this present right this moment. He’s gonna have a variety of enjoyable towards Pittsburgh.”
Sean McDermott has been capable of defeat his former William & Mary teammate Mike Tomlin within the staff’s two matchups since turning into Payments head coach. In 2019, Buffalo defeated the Steelers 17-10 on Sunday Night time Soccer with Duck Hodges on the helm for Pittsburgh. Final yr, the 2 groups had a rematch on Sunday Night time Soccer, however this time it was held in Orchard Park. The ultimate outcome was a 26-15 victory for the Payments and Ben Roethlisberger’s first loss to Buffalo.
The 2021 matchup won’t be in primetime for the third consecutive season, nevertheless it has all the makings of a shootout. Roethlisberger’s arm restricted what he might do towards Buffalo final season and whereas he doesn’t possess the arm power that he used to, the quarterback’s arm ought to be in significantly better form for this matchup. The Steelers have a formidable arsenal of receivers and added Najee Harris, the draft’s high again, within the first spherical of the 2021 NFL Draft. Pittsburgh’s balanced offense might probably go toe-to-toe with the Payments’ aerial assault.
Buffalo opened as a six-point favourite within the matchup, however that line might go down main as much as the September matchup.
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