Steelers seek to continue roll in traveling to play Bills
PITTSBURGH (7-5) at BUFFALO (6-6)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Steelers by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Steelers 7-5, Bills 5-6-1
SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 15-9
LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Bills 23-10, Nov. 10, 2013
LAST WEEK - Steelers beat Giants 24-14; Bills lost to Raiders 38-24
AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 8, Bills No. 20
STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (18), PASS (8).
STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (6), PASS (19).
BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (1), PASS (32).
BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (25), PASS (8).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Steelers have won five straight and nine of 10 against Bills, and three straight at Orchard Park, including 29-24 season-closing win in 2004 that eliminated Buffalo from playoff contention. ... Steelers have won three straight since ending four-game skid. ... They have combined record of 46-18 over final four games of season since 2000. Bills are 25-39 over same stretch during 16-year playoff drought. ... At 99-57, Pittsburgh's Mike Tomlin one win from becoming 40th NFL coach and third in Pittsburgh with 100 victories. ... With 3,034 yards passing, QB Ben Roethlisberger has topped 3,000-yard plateau for 11th consecutive season. ... WR Antonio Brown has 49 TDs, two short of matching Lynn Swann for third on team list. ... RB Le'Veon Bell is Steelers' first player with 100 yards rushing in three straight games since Willie Parker had four-game streak spanning 2006-07. ... LB James Harrison has franchise-leading 79 1/2 sacks and at least one in each of past three games. ... Including American Football League, Bills (399-457-8) one win short of becoming 22nd franchise with 400 victories. ... Buffalo opens three-game homestand before closing season at Jets. ... Bills have topped 150 yards rushing in five straight games. Team record is seven straight spanning 1973-74. ... QB Tyrod Taylor is 1-9 when attempting 30 or more passes, and 13-3 with 29 or fewer attempts. ... Against Oakland, Buffalo held without sack for first time this season. ... Defense has no takeaways in five of past six. ... Fantasy Tip: Forecast of snow means Steelers RB Bell should have opportunity to plow through Buffalo defense that has allowed 322 yards and three TDs rushing past two games.
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