The Pittsburgh Steelers open up the 2021 NFL season with a challenging road game against the upstart Buffalo Bills.
Veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, 39, enters his 18th NFL season all with the black and gold.
Josh Allen, fresh off a career-best 2020 season and a massive contract extension during the 2021 offseason, quarterbacks the Bills.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 6, 2021
Speaking of contract extensions, linebacker T.J. Watt finally got his deal just in time for this game.
TJ Watt earned every bit of this, as Big Ben and others said. The two sides have agreed to terms on this massive extension. https://t.co/tdatr345Yn
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 9, 2021
Both teams have a lot to prove and want to jump out to a 1-0 start.
How To Watch Steelers Vs. Bills
The game will be televised at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 12, 2021 on CBS.
Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, and Evan Washburn will be the commentators.
How To Listen To Steelers Vs. Bills
Bills fans can tune into the Buffalo Bills Radio Network at WGR 550.
How To Live Stream Steelers Vs. Bills
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An Interesting QB Battle
Allen and Roethlisberger are on opposite spectrums of their NFL careers.
Allen is ascending while many wondered if 2020 would be Roethlisberger’s final season.
The Steelers of 2020 jumped out to an impressive 11-0 record only to watch it fall apart in the tail end of the season and in an extremely lopsided Wild Card playoff loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Allen’s Bills finished 13-3 and had an impressive playoff run.
They beat the Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens in the first two rounds before falling to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship.
Some believe that Allen could be the 2021 MVP and the Bills have a serious chance at making it to the Super Bowl this season.
To do so, the Bills need to start the season strong by beating the stalwarts of the AFC, the Steelers.
A player to watch for the Steelers is rookie running back Najee Harris out of Alabama whom the Steelers took in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Harris will provide Roethlisberger with critical backfield support as James Conner departed the Steelers after 2020 and joined the Arizona Cardinals.NEXT: 3 Positives For Buccaneers From Thursday Night Opener