Buffalo Avoids Snow Game and Beats Pittsburgh
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Buffalo Avoids Snow Game and Beats Pittsburgh


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There was a massive amount of pregame coverage around the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers game but it wasn’t because of the matchup. It was because of the impending winter storm that took place on Saturday and Sunday in Buffalo.

Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York that houses the Buffalo Bills was buried beneath a few feet of snow. Winds also neared 75 miles per hour and temperatures were well below freezing. The NFL finally decided to postpone the game until Monday which gave time for the storm to pass and Bills’ employees, and new employees they hired, to dig out the stadium to get ready for the game.

As the game kicked off you wouldn’t have known that the field was under feet of snow less than 24 hours earlier. The field looked completely green without a trace of the white snow on the surface. The stands also appeared cleaned out of snow as they were once also completely under snow as no trace of stadium seats were noticeable.

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The game itself favored Buffalo. In a contest with less winter elements that would have hid their full roster of some of the most-talented players in the NFL, the Bills were able to thrive and get a win over Pittsburgh. The Bills won this game 31-17 but this game never was really that close.

To open up the game Buffalo scored 21 unanswered points. Both of Buffalo’s tight ends, Dawson Knox and Dalton Kincaid, scored the first two touchdowns on Josh Allen passes. Then, Allen got into the end zone himself in one of the plays of the weekend, a 52-yard-touchdown run, as he juked and broke tackles down the sideline.

After a late-first-half touchdown and a solid start to the second half, the Steelers found themselves just down seven. The Bills responded with a touchdown to go up by 14 and would have won by 17 if not for a missed 27-yard field goal near the end of the game.

Buffalo now will get another home game, this time against Kansas City. The Chiefs knocked out Buffalo two seasons in a row in the 2020 and 2021 playoffs. Now, the Bills get a chance for revenge. It should be a close and competitive game in Buffalo on Sunday.

By Jack Stradley, I’m a sports writer always looking for a gripping story and a hot take.

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