The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Buffalo Bills will be facing each other on Saturday (August 29) at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo. The New York match hosted by the Buffalo Bills, which comprise the third week of the 2015 NFL preseason, is scheduled at 8:00 am (MHT). Should the recent preseason NFL games be taken into consideration, then the odds are the Buffalo Bills will take home the prize this weekend.
The Steelers are coming in this NFL preseason match against the Bills with a 24 - 19 win over the Green Bay Packers during the second week of series. The recently concluded preseason match of the Steelers against the Packers had been ridden with controversy as this saw wide receiver Nelson incur a serious ACL injury.
According to reports, the Packers wide receiver would be seen without Nelson throughout the NFL preseason. No reports have been released on whether or not the NFL regular season will bring good news to the Packers with regard the health of Nelson.
Meanwhile, Ben Roethlisberger acknowledged that the fate of the Packers wide receiver is not unique in the NFL. Speaking after the news broke out that the Green Bay Packers star will need surgery, the Steelers starting quarterback echoed the sentiments of Aaron Rodgers. Citing health and physical injuries, Ben Roethlisberger thinks that the NFL team starters will only be seen once or twice in the field throughout the NFL preseason games.
"I think one or two would be fine," shared Ben Roethlisberger, referring to the number of times the Pittsburgh Steelers starters will be featured in the field during the 2015 NFL preseason matches, according to Penn Live. The Pittsburgh quarterback went on to say, "It's tough when these injuries happen. It's not easy to swallow. I think maybe teams need to step up and say 'We're not going to play our starters two games.' You know, sit them out the first and fourth game, whatever."
Playing one or two games this NFL preseason could truly be possible for Pittsburgh as Roethlisberger found a suitable back up quarterback. Earlier this week, Tuesday saw the inclusion of Michael Vick to the Steelers roster. Speaking with ESPN, Steelers coach praised the talent of the 35-year-old NFL veteran.
"There's not a throw on the field he can't make from an arm strength standpoint," shared Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin. He added, "He's a very experienced guy at what he does at this point in his career and the mobility is still unique even at 35."
As for the Buffalo Bills, the NFL team trumped the Cleveland Browns last week with 11 - 10. Starting Bills quarterback EJ Manuel managed to record 111 yards and a touchdown as well as completed nine out of 14 passes. Tyrod Taylor completed seven of 10 passes with 65 yards, while Chris Gragg recorded 56 yards in three receptions.
Watch Livestream Free
You can check out the official NFL website to get a complete list of current standings and scores for the 2015 preseason games.