The Bills have a long history of futility at the confluence of the Three Rivers. Frank Reich remains the last quarterback to beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh, and the team hasn’t won a regular-season game there since Lou Saban was the coach. This trip was no different; as usual, the Steelers dominated both the scoreboard and the time of possession, harassing yet another Bills quarterback – J.P. Losman this time – into a miserable afternoon. Rian Lindell’s third-quarter 24-yard field goal, set up by a long Terrence McGee kickoff return, would be the only score of the day for Buffalo.
“We didn’t perform at the level we needed to on the offensive side,” Dick Jauron said afterward. “Our return game was pretty good. They gave us a couple of chances, and we were close a couple of other times. Our defense fought. It was 12-0 at halftime. We felt good coming in, but that was – not very good, and here we are, two scores out of this thing. All in all, it was a very disappointing day for us, to suffer our second loss and not perform at a very high level on the offensive side. We have a lot of work to do.”