Instant React: Defense Lowers The Boom On Bills In Steelers 23-10 Win

A week after allowing an all-time franchise-high 55 points and over 600 points, the Steelers defense clearly got the message this week.

It’s unacceptable.

The proud unit stepped up against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, and beat up rookie QB E.J. Manuel and the Bills to the tune of 23-10.

The Bills kicked a field goal on an early pick by Ben Roethlisberger on their first possession, but the only other Bills score came with three seconds left and the outcome decided.

Pittsburgh with the win pushes their record to 3-6 on the season, while the Bills fall to 3-7 with the loss.

The Steelers D held the Bills to 227 total yards, with Manuel going 22-for-39 with 155 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

The Buffalo run game of C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson combined for just 78 yards on 20 carries, as the Steelers D put the clamps on the Bills.

Roethlisberger was 18-for-30 for 205 yards with a five-yard TD to Jerricho Cotchery and a first possession pick.

The Steelers run game didn’t do much, but Todd Haley stuck with it as Le’Veon Bell went for 57 yards on 22 carries, a 2.6 yard per carry average with a touchdown.

It wasn’t a pretty game by any means with plenty of no-shows at Heinz Field, but the Steelers did their part, scoring a win against a team that they should have beaten.

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.


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  • blkandgold4Life

    Run game didnt do much? Didn’t they go for over 130? IJS ITs always good when they hit that 100 yard mark..they rarely come out the loser

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