Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game Day Preview

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2009
HEINZ FIELD
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
7:30 PM EDT

TELEVISION

Bills Television Network:
WKBW (7 – Buffalo), WHAM (13 – Rochester), WTVH (5 – Syracuse), WSEE (5 – Erie, PA),
CityTV (7 – Toronto, ONT)

PLAY-BY-PLAY: Ray Bentley
COLOR ANALYST: Steve Tasker
SIDELINE REPORTER: Mike Catalana

Steelers Television Network:
KDKA (2 - Pittsburgh), Fox Sports Pittsburgh, WLYH (15 - Harrisburg), WTAJ (10 - Altoona),
WQCW (30 – Charleston, WV), WYTV-DT (33.2 / 36.2 – Youngstown, OH)

PLAY-BY-PLAY: Bob Pompeani
COLOR ANALYST: Edmund Nelson
SIDELINE REPORTER: Jeff Verszyla

NFL Network Replay: Sunday, Aug. 30 - 1:00 PM EDT


RADIO

Bills Radio Network
PLAY-BY-PLAY: John Murphy
COLOR ANALYST: Mark Kelso
SIDELINE REPORTER: Rich Gaenzler

Steelers Radio Network
PLAY-BY-PLAY: Bill Hillgrove
COLOR ANALYSTS: Tunch Ilkin
SIDELINE REPORTER: Craig Wolfley

Sirius Sunday Drive:
Channel 129 (Buffalo feed), Channel 124 (Pittsburgh feed)

HISTORY

PRESEASON RECORD: Steelers lead, 5-2, and are 3-0 in Pittsburgh.

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES RECORD: Steelers lead, 11-8.

PLAYOFF RECORD: Steelers lead, 2-1.

LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING: September 16, 2007 – Steelers 26, Bills 3

Olean Times Herald coverage:
Steelers give Bills a crushing loss
Notebook: Tough homecoming for Posluszny
POLLOCK: Time is getting close for a QB change in Buffalo
POLLOCK: Whether he likes it or not, Losman s part of problem

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.”

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