A banged up Pittsburgh Steelers battle the Buffalo Bills Saturday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
The preseason game kicks-off at 7pm eastern time, and you can watch streaming online here.
Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw for 4,077 yards and 21 touchdowns last season.
The Steelers have dealt with a rash of injuries during training camp, but managed a 26-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2 of the preseason. Pittsburgh picked-off rookie Colts quarterback Andrew Luck twice in the first half, and cornerback Ike Taylor returned one of them 49 yards for a score.
Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger shook off an interception on the team's opening drive and finished strong, going 5-for-9 for 81 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown to receiver Antonio Brown.
Reserve tailback Jonathan Dwyer filled in for starter Isaac Redman against the Colts, and had eight carries for 43 yards.
Redman is expected to return to the line-up Saturday as he recovered from a hip injury.
Pittsburgh could have another starter returning Saturday, as left tackle Max Starks was removed from the physically-unable-to-perform list on Aug. 14. Starks was recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament tear he suffered during the Steelers' playoff loss to the Denver Broncos last season.
Redman's return and the Steelers offensive line nearly at full strength could spell trouble for Buffalo.
The Bills gave up 160 rushing yards against the Minnesota Vikings in a 36-14 loss that was capped by two-interceptions returned for touchdowns by Minnesota rookie linebacker Audie Cole.
Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick went 8-for-11 for 58 yards and a touchdown, and veteran Vince Young might have secured the back-up spot after leading Buffalo to their only touchdown of the second half.
Young was 8-for-14 with 123 yards, including a 64-yard strike to wide receiver T. J. Graham that led to a one-yard touchdown by running back Tashard Choice.
However, strong play from a back-up quarterback will not fix Buffalo's trouble stopping the run.
On Monday the Bills released former Pro-Bowl defensive end Shawne Merriman, which leaves a spot open for linemen Kyle Moore, Jarron Gilbert, Robert Eddins. If any of them can get to Roethlisberger or shore up Buffalo's run defense they could solidify their roster spot.
Prediction: Buffalo has been outscored in the first half 23-10 in two preseason games, so they will have to attack the Steelers' defense early. Roethlisberger will have more time in the pocket now that his offensive line is healthier, which typically means big points for the Steelers.
Predicted Score: Pittsburgh 35, Buffalo 20
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