Football is back for real now. The preseason no longer matters and the real games begin! Check out our free Bills vs Steelers pick and preview for the NFL Week 1 game in Buffalo. See who Anthony likes to win and cover the spread in this clash of AFC Titans. A true matchup for the year and one to be remembered.

  • Josh Allen continues his dominance
  • Steelers show last year was a fluke
  • Steelers defense remains elite

This game looks to be a great one! One team with the young QB who is proving he deserves to be called elite, and another who is a long-time veteran trying to return his team to the Super Bowl. This year the Steelers must silence the doubters. They must prove their 11-0 start was not a fluke and the Bills continue their grind to the big win, The Super Bowl.

Bills vs Steelers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: Steelers at Bills
  • Where: Buffalo, Highmark Stadium
  • Date: Sun. Sep 12, 1:00 PM
  • Betting Odds: Spread=BUF -6.5, Moneyline=BUF -320 PIT +250, Total=49 (at PointsBet)

Bills Preview: Is Sanders the answer

The Bills are right there. On the cusp of a Super Bowl appearance and a chance to finally break the Bills 0-4 Super Bowl curse. Last year they made it all the way to the AFC conference where they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs. They looked sharp though and with an elite offense and average defense they looked to be just one or two players away.

The addition of Emmanuel Sanders could be the answer to push this team into the Super Bowl. One more elite weapon to worry about alongside NFL receiving leader Stefon Diggs and fast slot receiver Cole Beasley. The defense didn’t bring any fresh faces in but they retained their key players and look poised to look better then ever.

Steelers Preview: Fluke or Legitimate?

The Steelers need to come out swinging this season. After their unstoppable 11-0 start they crumbled and lost 4 out of their last 5 games to finish with a disappointing 12-4 record. Can their elite defense and solid offense prove people wrong? Najee Harris looks to be trying to bring a run aspect to this pass-heavy offense and if he can do that this team will be elite again.

The biggest concern for the Steelers and Najee Harris is the deteriorating Offensive Line. They lost notable pieces on the line this year and are being forced to replace them with, largely, rookies with no NFL experience yet. This could not only lead to Najee struggling but more concerning it could lead to Ben Roethlisberger getting hit a lot. At his age, that’s a very concerning thing.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This Football Game

The Bills are 6.5 point favorites with the over/under set at 49. According to DraftKings, the line bets are: Buffalo Bills -320 / Pittsburgh Steelers +250.

Bills vs Steelers Pick

KnupSports.com Free Betting Pick: I want the Bills here. The Steelers have an elite defense that’s significantly better than the Bills defense but I believe Josh Allen and the elite receiving roster in Buffalo will be too much of an issue for the Steelers to handle. If the Bills can lock down Roethlisberger we have seen that the Steelers offense tends to slow down enough for the Bills to come out on top.

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Anthony is currently a student at Indiana University Bloomington studying Marketing/Management. He is extremely passionate about the NFL and when he isn't writing for Knup Solutions he is likely writing or recording for his NFL podcast, The Touchdown Rundown, (available on Spotify, Apple podcasts or any other major platform) with co host Tom Zwiller. Anthony hopes to continue his sports writing career past his college days and possibly even work for his favorite NFL team, The Green Bay Packers.