NFL Wildcard Round 2024 Buffalo Bills vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Expected Starting Line Ups, Injury Report, Head to Head, Weather Report

Published 01/15/2024, 11:58 AM EST

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The game that the football world was eagerly waiting for is finally here. The Pittsburgh Steelers are finally ready to face off against the Buffalo Bills in the bitter New York weather.

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The game was already supposed to be over but got delayed because of harsh weather conditions. And reports were circling that the game might be delayed again. However, New York Gov. Hochul did not want any further delay, since these cold conditions could favor the home team.

Josh Allen and Co. ready to warm up New York

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The snowfall hasn’t stopped and hundreds of volunteers are shoveling the snow to make the pitch ready for the game. But expected snowfall after the kickoff at 4:30 is going to be near 1 inch, and temperatures are supposed to fall to 10 degrees by the end of the match.

In these conditions, both teams would want to have their best players step into the gridiron. However, both teams are dealing with injuries that can hamper their play styles.

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The Bills will not have their star WR Gabe Davis and safety Taylor Rapp. LB Tyrel Dodson and CB Rasul Douglas are listed as questionable. The Steelers, on the other hand, will be missing a crucial piece of their defense, LB TJ Watt. However, they will be bolstered by the inclusion of safety Minkah Fitzpatrick after 3 weeks. But can the Bills get closer to the Steelers in their all-time series?

History and legacy on the line

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After both conferences were merged, the Bills and the Steelers faced off each other for the first time in 1970. Since then, both the teams have competed 28 more times. With the Steelers leading the series 17-12. But the Bills have an advantage when it comes to playoffs.

Both teams have met only 3 times in the playoffs, and the Bills have claimed victory on two of those occasions. Coincidentally, the last time these two teams met each other, superstar QB Josh Allen was just 9 days old in 1996.

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This time around Josh Allen would love to continue the Bills’ dominance in the playoffs. Do you think he will be able to do that?

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Utkarsh Tiwari

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