Created: September 09, 2021 07:45 PM
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) — Just seeing these logos side by side brings back the memories of the past two matchups for two teams that are in separate divisions, these two have developed a bit of rivalry.
Though Pittsburgh holds the all-time head-to-head record, Buffalo has taken the last two, the most recent being that week 14 matchup last year 21 of the 22 Bills starters from a year ago return, so there's plenty of familiarity but Pittsburgh's offense might have a new look as buffalo goes for their third straight season-opening win, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier knows it'll be different this time as they prepare to face an offense with a new coordinator at the helm.
"We've been trying to figure that out, just trying to get a feel for the new coordinator and his history and get an idea of what we can potentially expect," Frazier said. "There's some unknowns, for sure, not having any data or calling plays for the season and you don't know what they're holding back in the pre-season, so there's a bit of speculation on our part but we're trying to just gather information and how to be a step ahead and know, more than likely, we're going to have to adjust at some point for some things that end up unscouted."
Offensively one of the biggest disparities between the two last season was just the three points per game separation. Buffalo scored the third most on average across the league while Pittsburgh was 12th in that department.
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