The Steelers were far from perfect, but Sunday, they didn’t need to be.
A team that hasn’t been good with the ball beat a team that was horrible in that regard, as the Steelers beat the Bills 23-10 to improve to 3-6.
Ben Roethlisberger was 18-of-30 for 204 yards, with an interception and a touchdown, and the Steelers ran well as a group despite a lack of individual brilliance. Le’Veon Bell led them with 57 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries, as they were able to run often enough, if not well.
The Bills fell to 3-7, as they had many problems, specifically on offense. The Steelers brought a lot of pressure and much of it was productive, but this was more about Buffalo’s dysfunction.
They did nothing but punt until E.J. Manuel threw an interception, and they also lost one of their best chances to make a play.
Wide receiver Stevie Johnson left with a groin injury and did not return.
Manuel should have been so lucky, as he was 22-of-39 for 155 yards in his first game back after missing a month with a knee injury. He threw a touchdown with three seconds left, but otherwise looked like a rookie.