Quarterback Kenny Pickett led host Pittsburgh to two first-quarter touchdown drives and the Steelers‘ defense intercepted Buffalo Bills backup QB Matt Barkley three times en route to a 27-15 victory in an NFL preseason game Saturday night.
Jaylen Warren ran 62 yards for the opening score on his lone carry and Pat Freiermuth made it 14-0 on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Pickett in the first quarter. Pickett finished 3-for-4 for 43 yards and the score.
Mitch Trubisky directed Pittsburgh to a score 3 seconds before halftime on a 3-yard pass to Connor Heyward. Trubisky completed 10 of 13 passes for 78 yards and the TD.
Buffalo starting QB Josh Allen was 7-for-10 passing for 64 yards; Barkley was 7-for-12 and threw interceptions to Joey Porter Jr., Chandon Sullivan and Elijay Riley.
Kyle Allen finished up for the Bills and went 12-for-15 for 112 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown pass to Justin Shorter (team-high five receptions) with 54 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
—Field Level Media
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