The Buffalo Bills entered the 2022 regular season as the odds-on favorites to win the Super Bowl this season. They have a talented, deep roster as they are loaded with talent on both sides of the ball. As one of the best teams in the league, the Bills are expected to dominate opponents every week and the Pittsburgh Steelers were their latest victims in Week 5.
Pittsburgh is in a transition period, as rookie Kenny Pickett made his first career start on the road against Buffalo. Also banged up on defensively, the Steelers were short-handed coming into the matchup as this was a game that set up as a blowout in favor of the Bills. That is exactly what occurred.
Buffalo blew Pittsburgh out of the water, winning 38-3. Josh Allen completed 20-of-31 pass attempts for 424 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, bolstering his case for league MVP. Gabriel Davis caught a 98 and 69-yard touchdown, while Stefon Diggs caught eight passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.
The Steelers had no answer for the Bills’ offensive onslaught and their defensive performance was just as dominating. Pittsburgh didn’t really get close to scoring a touchdown as five of their drives were three-and-outs or ended with a turnover. Chris Boswell missed two of his three field goal attempts as the offense ran only 11 plays in the red zone.
Following that performance, the Bills find themselves at the top of numerous statistics. As shared by StatMuse, they are now the No. 1 ranked team in points scored with 152, points allowed with 61 and point differential at +91.
That is certainly a recipe for success and is further proof of why the Bills are Super Bowl favorites. They are elite on both sides of the ball and will only get better as the season goes along because they will get healthier and get players such as Tre’Davious White back in the lineup.
Buffalo is doing this against a formidable schedule as well. They have already done battle against the reigning Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams, last season’s No. 1 seed in the AFC in the Tennessee Titans, the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens.
Another big-time matchup awaits next week as the Bills will be heading on the road for a divisional matchup rematch with the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. That has a chance to be the best game of the regular season with two juggernauts facing off. Buffalo’s rankings in the aforementioned stats will be put to the test against a formidable Chiefs team.