1:00 PM ET, September 16, 2007
Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, PA
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Buffalo Bills were desperate to honor injured teammate Kevin Everett by giving him an unexpected get-well present, a road victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Emotion, heart and enthusiasm took them only so far on a day their offense went nowhere.
The Bills played very conservative on defense with their lack of quality players in the secondary. They allowed a large underneath cushion, eliminating the big play and forcing Ben Roethlisberger to dink and dunk with check-down throws. With the exception of a first quarter interception that was forced downfield, Roethlisberger did a fantastic job of taking what Buffalo gave him and he spread the ball around very well in Pittsburgh's wide-open attack. The Bills' entire philosophy was to pound it out, keep it close and stay in the game, an ultra-conservative approach on both sides of the ball that was focused on not losing rather than winning. They lost the battle at the line of scrimmage, though, and that doomed them.
-- Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.
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Pittsburgh has allowed 10 points in two games. The defense has 10 sacks. ... Of Roethlisberger's first 11 completions, nine were to different receivers. ... The Steelers wore throwback uniforms modeled after those worn in the 1950s and 1960s, with gold helmets and white pants. ... The Bills haven't won a regular season game in Pittsburgh since 1975, though they knocked Cowher's first team out of the playoffs in 1992. ... Buffalo has allowed 890 yards in two games. ... The Steelers won their 500th game, the most among AFC teams. They are 500-474-20 in 75 seasons.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.4||6.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||07:59||Jeff Reed 34 Yd||0||3|
|FG||10:02||Jeff Reed 28 Yd||0||6|
|FG||03:08||Jeff Reed 39 Yd||0||9|
|FG||00:15||Jeff Reed 31 Yd||0||12|
|FG||09:55||Rian Lindell 24 Yd||3||12|
|TD||04:40||Matt Spaeth 1 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||3||19|
|TD||07:13||Willie Parker 11 Yd Run (Jeff Reed Kick)||3||26|