The season begins at Highmark Stadium on Sunday when the Bills host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a rematch of last season’s Week 14 showdown on Sunday Night Football. Buffalo returns 20 of 22 starters, while the Steelers have plenty of new faces on both sides of the ball as they try and make one last run with future Hall of Famer Ben Roethlisberger at quarterback. One of the new pieces for the Steelers is rookie running back Najee Harris, who was Pittsburgh’s first-round pick in April. It was a struggle to run the ball in 2020 for the Steelers, who ranked dead last in the NFL at 3.6 yards per carry. Harris has the full attention of the Bills defense as they’ve prepared to face Pittsburgh’s new-look rushing attack on Sunday.
The Bills offense boasted the no. 2 passing attack in the NFL last season, and quarterback Josh Allen’s record-shattering season helped Buffalo score more than 500 points in a season for the first time franchise history. Receivers Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley both earned All Pro honors and Super Bowl champion Emmanuel Sanders was added in the offseason to an already elite receiving corps. He’s been dealing with a nagging foot injury and is listed as questionable for the game. If he can’t go expect second-year receiver Gabriel Davis to step in for him. The former UCF standout had 7 touchdowns as a rookie.