Buffalo Bills: Flashback to Last Preseason Game vs. Pittsburgh

Greg Maiola@Gom1094Senior Analyst IIAugust 19, 2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - NOVEMBER 28:  Steve Johnson #13 of the Buffalo Bills is pushed out of bounds by William Gay #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ralph Wilson Stadium at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 28, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. Pittsburgh won 19-16 in overtime. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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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. 



Player Completions Attempts Yards Average Touchdowns Interceptions
Trent Edwards 9 11 104 9.5 2 0
J.P. Losman 4 5 19 3.8 0 0
Matt Baker 1 2 3 1.5 0 0



Player Carries Yards Average TD
Xavier Omon 10 44 4.4 0
Dwayne Wright 7 31 4.4 0
Marshawn Lynch 5 25 5.0 0
Trent Edwards 1 22 22.0 0
Bruce Hall 3 19 6.3 0
Fred Jackson 5 18 3.6 0



Player Receptions Yards Average TD
Lee Evans 55  18.3   0
 Robert Royal  2  20  10.0  2
 Roscoe Parrish  2  19  9.5  0
 Fred Jackson  3  10  3.3  0
 Marshawn Lynch  1  8  8.0  0
 Dwayne Wright  1  6  6.0  0
 Felton Huggins  1  5  5.0  0
Jonathan Evans 1 3 3.0 0


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.