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5 players the Steelers need to play well to beat the Bills

5 players the Steelers need to play well to beat the Bills


CANTON, OHIO – AUGUST 5: Najee Harris #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball in the first half during the 2021 NFL preseason Hall of Fame Game against the Dallas Cowboys at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 5, 2021 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

As the Steelers get closer to their Week 1 matchup against the Bills, they will have to be on top of their game to start 1-0.

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills will meet in Buffalo to kickoff their respective seasons.

The Bills have won the last two matchups between the AFC heavyweights, including last year’s Week 14 meeting. Pittsburgh enters Week 1 as 5.5-point underdogs to Buffalo, and these five players will have to stand out in order to secure a victory.


Najee Harris

The Bills run defense was bad last season, and the Steelers still couldn’t run the ball against them. Buffalo then sat on the short routes, which all but derailed any sort of movement from the Steelers offense.

Harris needs to play big in his debut in both the run game and as a receiver out of the backfield. He’s versatile enough to be that Swiss army knife of the offense, and that’s what they will need from him in Week 1.

If Pittsburgh gets a solid run game going, that will play into the hand of offensive coordinator Matt Canada and open of a plethora of possibilities for the Steelers offense