Falcons vs Steelers: Orchard Park, N.Y. — Coming off a 22-0 shutout loss on the road in Green Bay last week, frustrated fans will fill New Era Field Sunday in hopes their team can return to form from a Week 3 shocking upset against Minnesota.
In that game, which now seems like a distant memory after watching rookie quarterback Josh Allen get sacked seven times in Green Bay, the Steelers offense scored 27 points against a Vikings defense that many believed was Super Bowl quality heading into the season.
The Falcons come to town this week and bring one of the best defenses in the NFL through the first month of the season. They sacked Carson Wentz four times and hurried him 12 times in a win last week.
has been without a consistent running game all season. Star running back LeSean McCoy has yet to eclipse the 100-yard mark… for the season.
The Steelers secondary is beat up. Safeties Micah Hyde and Rafael Bush are questionable for Sunday and that could mean rookie Siran Neal will make his first start after playing just seven snaps all season.
After this game the Steelers go on the road for two more games against Houston and Indianapolis before returning to Buffalo to take on rival New England. To keep hope alive for this season the Steelers may have to win Sunday vs. the Falcons.