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Week 1: Steelers at Bills: Stats and storylines

Follow along with Ashley Holder for the Buffalo Bills' Week 1 statistics and game storylines.

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Bills inactive players vs. the Steelers

  • LB Andre Smith
  • RB Zack Moss
  • OT Tommy Doyle
  • DE Boogie Basham
  • DT Star Lotulelei 
  • Isaiah McKenzie kickoff punt return goes for 75 yards. After the following fair catch, McKenzie went to the medical tent in pain and eventually went to locked room with a shoulder injury. His return is questionable. 
  • McKenzie returned shortly after some medical attention in the locker room.
  • Rookie Greg Rousseau gets his first official NFL start. 
  • Mario Addison records the Bills first sack of the season.
  • End of 1Q: Bills-3 Steelers-0
    1. Josh Allen: 6/12, 42 yards
    2. Ben Roethlisberger: 5/7, 47 yards
  • TJ Watt (highest paid defensive player in the NFL currently) strip sacks Josh Allen. Steelers recover. Rough, rough day for Josh Allen so far. (9-18 passes complete by 8:10 in the 2nd Q)
  • Ed Oliver is flying around the field. 3 tackles/3 solo tackles. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier said Oliver would have a breakout season and right now - he's living up to the hype.
  • End of 2Q: Bills-10 Steelers-0
    • Gabe Davis touchdown
    • Josh Allen: 16/26, 152yards
  • Buffalo receiving: 152, Pittsburgh receiving: 58 yards 
  • Buffalo rushing: 42 yards, Pittsburgh rushing: 7 yards
  • Bills defense with 2 total sacks (Mario Addison/Jordan Poyer)

End of 3Q: Bills-10 Steelers-6

  • Bills 0-2 on 4th down.
  • Pass interference call on Levi Wallace leads to a big Pittsburgh gain. Najee Harris runs for 18 yards. Followed by a Ben Roethlisberger pass to Diontae Johnson for the touchdown (coverage by Levi Wallace). Steelers take the lead 13-10 with 11:18 left in the 4th quarter. Wallace can't catch a break. 
  • Bills punt blocked and picked up by Ulysees Gilbert III who takes it in for the touchdown. Steelers take the lead, 20-10.

FINAL: Bills-16 Steelers-23

  • Josh Allen: 30/51, 270 yards, 1 TD
  • Ben Roethlisberger: 18/32, 188 yards
  • TJ Watt with two sacks on Josh Allen
  • Bills led Steelers in rushing (117) and receiving yards (270)