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The NFL is back, and the Buffalo Bills dominated the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night to open the 2022 season with a 31-10 win, scoring 21 unanswered points in the second half while forcing Matt Stafford to throw three interceptions.

The Bills looked the part of Super Bowl contenders. The Steelers will find out first-hand when they travel to Buffalo on Oct. 9.

🏈 Steelers Steelers Injury Updates: Right tackle Chukwuma Okorafor missed practice on Thursday with a back injury, but the team is optimistic about wide receiver Diontae Johnson being able to play.

🏈 Steelers The Other Guys: Alan Saunders profiled the Pittsburgh Steelers players that wore No. 32 before Franco Harris, including a track coach, a steelworker and player that only ever played for the Philadelphia Eagles.

🏈 Steelers SN Debate: Alan Saunders and Cale Berger squared off about whether or not the Steelers should trade third-string quarterback Mason Rudolph.

🏈 Steelers Scout team tight end Justin Rigg is giving the Steelers defense an expert look at Cincinnati Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst this week, after serving as Hurst’s teammate through most of this offseason.

🏈 Steelers Can the Steelers defense slow down Joe Mixon, and then the Bengals offense? Nick Farabaugh breaks it down for SN+ subscribers.

🏈 Steelers With the start of the regular season, the Steelers Super Bowl odds have continued to tumble. The Steelers went off at 80/1 to start the season, down from 66/1 on March 28 and 33/1 on March 8. Odds courtesy

🏈 Steelers According to CBS Sports, T.J. Watt has the third most sacks (72) in his first five seasons (since sacks became a stat in 1982). Only Watt’s brother J.J. (74.5) and Reggie White (81.0) have recorded more in their first five seasons.

🏈 Steelers According to Pro Football Focus, Diontae Johnson had just a 3.6% drop rate in 2021, which was better than Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson, Tyreek Hill, Keenan Allen, Mike Evans and many other receivers. Johnson had 107 receptions on 166 targets and six dropped passes last season.

🏈 Steelers Actor Billy Gardell, who’s a Pittsburgh native, gave high praise to Mitch Trubisky on The Rich Eisen Show.

🏈 Steelers Ahkello Witherspoon allowed a 48.0 passer rating in coverage last season, which was the fourth lowest among all corners with at least 200 coverage snaps, per Pro Football Focus.

🏈 Steelers Adam Schein of thinks Mike Tomlin’s non-losing season streak will continue, as he projects at least nine wins for the Steelers in 2022.


🏈 Steelers Cincinnati Bengals strong safety Vonn Bell said don’t sleep on Mitch Trubisky in the post Big Ben era of the Steelers.

🏈 Steelers Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo also touched on facing the Steelers with Ben Roethlisberger no longer under center. “We’re going under the assumption it’s going to be different, obviously, but a lot if their same stuff keeps showing up,” Anarumo said.


🏈 Steelers The Steelers are back on the practice field at 10:30 a.m. — Alan Saunders, Nick Farabaugh

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