Pittsburgh Steelers (11-1) at Buffalo Bills (9-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 8:20 pm (Bills Stadium)
The Line: Buffalo Bills +1.5 -- Over/Under: 47.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Buffalo Bills face off with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday in week 14 NFL action at Bills Stadium in Orachard Park.
The Pittsburgh Steelers look for their 12th victory, as they haven’t lost back-to-back games since the end of last season. The Pittsburgh Steelers have won five straight road games. Ben Roethlisberger is completing 66.9 percent of his passes for 3,105 yards, 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Roethlisberger has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last seven games. Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool have combined for 1,303 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while JuJu Smith-Schuster has 73 receptions. The Pittsburgh Steelers ground game is averaging 92.6 yards per contest, and James Conner leads the way with 645 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 17.6 points and 300.5 yards per game. Vince Williams leads the Pittsburgh Steelers with 63 tackles, TJ Watt has 12 sacks and Minkah Fitzpatrick has four interceptions.
The Buffalo Bills look for their third straight win to build on their lead in the AFC East. The Buffalo Bills have won five of their last six home games. Josh Allen is completing 69.9 percent of his passes for 3,403 yards, 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Allen has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 12 games. Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley have combined for 1,834 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Gabriel Davis has 25 receptions. The Buffalo Bills ground game is averaging 102.4 yards per contest, and Devin Singletary leads the way with 544 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Buffalo is allowing 25.5 points and 375.5 yards per game. Jordan Poyer leads the Buffalo Bills with 100 tackles, AJ Klein has five sacks and Tre'Davious White has three interceptions.
The Steelers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bills are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 14 and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC. The under is 3-0-1 in Steelers last 4 games overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Bills last 11 games overall. The Steelers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are still one of the best defensive teams in the league, but they've been barely skating by during this 11-1 season and a loss was going to creep in eventually given how much they played down to their competition. The Buffalo Bills could easily be riding a six-game winning streak right now if they defended a Hail Mary in Arizona, and they have the third best passing attack in the NFL, with Allen topping 300 passing yards in three of his last six games. Maybe the Steelers loss gets them refocused for a game like this under the bright lights, but the Bills have been the steadier team overall and has done a better job of putting teams away.
I'll take the Bills in the underdog role in a game they should win outright.