The Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills will star in one of the most challenging games in NFL history, weather-wise.
The storm was so bad that they had to move the game from Saturday to Monday out of safety concerns for the 70,000 fans that could be in attendance.
And while this won’t be the first or last time two teams have to square off in the blistering cold or under inclement weather, it’s definitely impressive.
With that in mind, second-year wide receiver George Pickens took to social media to share a pic of just how wild things are in Buffalo right now (via Steelers Depot on Twitter).
— Steelers Depot 7⃣ (@Steelersdepot) January 15, 2024
Ironically, the weather mike actually benefits Mike Tomlin’s team and helps the Steelers level the field.
Wind is going to be a major factor, so both teams could be forced to play run-heavy football.
That could take Josh Allen out of the equation, and that takes away the Bills’ most significant edge.
Likewise, that means the Steelers won’t have to rely on Mason Rudolph as much as they would have to, and that was perhaps the biggest concern ahead of this game.
This game could be ugly to watch and sloppy, but that’s also playoff football.
The Steelers had a tough time reaching this point in the campaign, but not many guys are as savvy as Mike Tomlin when it comes to getting ugly wins out of the mud, especially in games he was supposed to lose.
It won’t be easy, but Monday’s game could end up being more than memorable.