Due to a winter storm warning in Buffalo, the wild-card game between the Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers has been rescheduled for Monday afternoon on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The game will feature snowy conditions and freezing temperatures, typical for January in Buffalo. The Bills, as the No. 2 seed in the AFC, have come a long way after a rocky start to the season, winning their final five games, three of which were against playoff teams.
The Steelers, on the other hand, have made it to the playoffs after winning their final three games, but they have the worst offense in the playoffs. However, they showed improvement in the running game toward the end of the season. The team will be without T.J. Watt, the NFL sack leader, due to a knee injury.
The Bills’ offense was initially criticized, especially due to quarterback Josh Allen’s interceptions, but they finished third in expected points added per play. The defense also improved, finishing top 10 in EPA/play and holding an explosive Miami offense to just 14 points at home.
The matchup promises to be a close one, with both teams having key strengths and weaknesses. The game will be affected by the weather, with forecasts predicting snow, strong winds, and frigid temperatures. Betting on the total points and player props may be affected by these conditions, making the game more unpredictable.
Despite their offensive struggles, the Steelers will look to establish a run game to keep the ball away from Josh Allen and take advantage of the Bills’ defense. Key injuries and betting trends indicate the potential strategies and outcomes for the game. Overall, the rescheduled matchup between the Bills and the Steelers promises to be an exciting event, influenced by both the teams’ performances and the challenging weather conditions.