The Buffalo Bills prepare to battle the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, August 25th at 7:00PM. It is the annual Kid's Day, so a fairly large crowd should be in attendance. The game also happens to be the third of the preseason, which traditionally serves as a dress rehearsal.
Starters should expect to play for a large chunk of the game, exciting fans and showing the NFL where each franchise stands.
The last time Buffalo faced Pittsburgh in a preseason affair was on August 14th, 2008. That game also happened to be Buffalo's first game in their Toronto International Series.
This article doesn't break down this Saturday's game versus the black-and-yellow, but provides a look at the past in anticipation for the upcoming game.
The Bills defeated the Steelers 24-21 in their first game over the border four years ago. Trent Edwards and J.P. Losman were the quarterbacks. Dick Jauron was the coach. Leodis McKelvin and James Hardy were the top two draft picks.
So obviously a lot has changed in four years—all for the better. But here is a quick look at the Bills' individual stats from that game back in '08.
The defense was led by Bryan Scott and Ashton Youboty with five tackles apiece. Youboty and Chris Ellis each added a sack and Donte Whitner intercepted a pass for an 11-yard gain.
McKelvin returned four kickoffs for 149 yards, with a thrilling 95-yard touchdown.
That was four years ago.
How will the 2012 squads fare in the dress rehearsal this Saturday? Comment below to have your say in the differences between the 2008 and 2012 Bills and how the upcoming game will go.