Buffalo Bills over Pittsburgh Steelers
It hardly mattered for the Buffalo squad that this was a preseason game and thrashed the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-19, in the third game of the third week of preparations prior to the 2015 NFL regular season, The Bills were led by quarterback EJ Manuel, the local team delighted the respectable appointment at Ralph Wilson Stadium and even took the extra handicap of missing a one-point conversion when kicker Dan Carpenter missed the extra point -and- a field goal.
While there was no obvious difference in the first two quarters of the game, after the break, the pupils of coach Mike Tomlin disappeared from the field and allowed 20 points, Thus, the Steelers now have three defeats in four appearances, while coach Rex Ryan’s squad was 2-1 for the first time.
Manuel was picked in the first round of the 2013 draft, with seven of his eight passes completed for a total of 170 yards and two touchdowns, one for 67 yards in the hands of Charles Clay and another 37-yarder topped by Tobais Palmer, besides him, the Bills’ offensive force was provided by Tyrod Taylor, who entered the end zone after a 20 yards run; without forgetting that Matt Simms and veteran Matt Cassel also had the opportunity to showcase.
As for the Steelers the newly signed Michael Vick saw action for the first time with four out of five passes completed for 106 yards and was sacked once, meanwhile, Landry Jones was the one who came up with the better balance out of the three quarterbacks tested by the visiting team, he completed seven out of 12 attempts, finishing with a total 77 yards and sent Martavis Bryant to the end zone for the touchdown, as for the star Ben Roethlisberger, an ephemeral and modest performance with two completions out of four for a 30 yards gain.
This next thursday the last round of preparation before the start of the regular season, will have the Steelers at Heinz Field against the Carolina Panthers and the Bills will get to face the Detroit Lions at the Ford Field.