The Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills went head-to-head on Sunday Night Football in Week 15 with huge playoff implications on the line. A win by Buffalo secure their spot in the postseason, where a Steelers win would make their playoff berth an almost certainty.
A lot on the line for these two AFC contenders, and the Steelers won the opening coin toss and elected to receive the football to start the third quarter, putting Josh Allen and the Buffalo offense on the field to start the game.
Allen and company were able to manufacture a couple first downs, but after a failed 3rd and 5 play they punted the ball away to Devlin Hodges and the Steelers’ offense. James Conner’s return was started by a nifty 15 yard run to open the possession, but on a 3rd and 15 Hodges’ pass intended for James Washington was intercepted by Tre’Davious White.
The interception, which served almost as a punt, had the Bills starting their second possession on their own 25-yard line. After just one first down it was another Buffalo punt which resulted. Pittsburgh’s possession was brief and Jordan Berry’s first punt was a 22-yard shank, giving the Bills tremendous field position.
The Bills were able to convert on a 4th down and were in the red-zone to end the first quarter.