Steelers present wake-up challenge for Bills


This should be the week the Buffalo Bills come back down to earth.

They've won back-to-back games in dramatic fashion, holding off a late Detroit Lions charge in Week 10 and scoring 35 unanswered points in the second half to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be a different kind of opponent Sunday in Ralph Wilson Stadium.

In AccuScore's 10,000 computer simulations, the Steelers won 75 percent of the time by an average of 9.5 points. Ryan Fitzpatrick averaged less than 200 passing yards, and receiver Steve Johnson scored a touchdown just 23 percent of the time.

If Fitzpatrick can throw for at least 250 and no more than one interception and Johnson scores a touchdown, then the Bills' chances increase to 33 percent. If running back Fred Jackson can rush for at least 75 yards on top of that, then the Bills become a 52 percent favorite.