The Pittsburgh Steelers enter the postseason as the No. 7 seed in the AFC and will be on the road against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET in the wild card round, with CBS on the broadcast. The Bills are at on the spread, and the game has an over/under line of points.
Despite winning their final three games with Mason Rudolph slotting in at quarterback over Kenny Pickett (ankle), the Steelers are big underdogs at Highmark Stadium. The Bills have won 11 of their last 12 home games in the regular season and have won four of their last five home playoff games in the wild card round. Buffalo won five straight games after a Week 13 bye behind a revitalized defense and running game, earning the AFC East title and the No. 2 seed in the conference.
Pittsburgh Steelers wild card round injury report
Potential key missing players
T.J. Watt (knee)
The Steelers will be without their top pass rusher in this matchup. Watt is a perennial Defensive Player of the Year candidate and a huge part of the Steelers’ defense. Since Watt was drafted, Pittsburgh has a record of 69-33-2 with the edge rusher and 1-10 without him.
Minkah Fitzpatrick (knee)
Fitzpatrick missed Pittsburgh’s last three regular-season games with knee issues, but there is optimism he could play on Sunday. The safety has dealt with hamstring injuries throughout the second half of the season and suffered a knee injury during a Week 15 loss at Indianapolis.