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Pylon Pics: Playoff hopes dwindle for Steelers in 17-10 loss to Buffalo

Still in the playoff hunt, Steelers lose 17-10 to the Buffalo Bills

click to enlarge Tre'Davious White #27 of the Buffalo Bills intercepts a pass in front of James Washington. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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Tre'Davious White #27 of the Buffalo Bills intercepts a pass in front of James Washington.
On a deceivingly cold night at Heinz Field, the snow didn't fall from the sky, but the interceptions sure did for "Duck Hodges," including his fourth and final one in the endzone at the end of the game to clinch the win for Buffalo.

Pittsburgh's defense played lights out, but it wasn't enough to overcome the lack of playmaking on the other side of the ball. A couple of offsides calls that did not go the Steelers way also played a fairly significant role in the outcome.

On a positive note though, history was made tonight in the NFL. Three Edmunds brothers — Tremaine Edmunds #49 of the Buffalo Bills, Trey Edmunds #33, and Terrell Edmunds #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers — were all active in the game for the first time since 1927 when the Rooney brothers all played in a game for the team from Duluth.


Pittsburgh currently sits in the 6th seed with a chance at the Wild Card playoff spot but will need to secure some wins against the Jets and Ravens to hold onto that opportunity.
click to enlarge Minkah Fitzpatrick #39 of the Pittsburgh Steelers tackles John Brown #15 of the Buffalo Bills. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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Minkah Fitzpatrick #39 of the Pittsburgh Steelers tackles John Brown #15 of the Buffalo Bills.
click to enlarge Mark Barron #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers tackles Devin Singletary #26 of the Buffalo Bills. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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Mark Barron #26 of the Pittsburgh Steelers tackles Devin Singletary #26 of the Buffalo Bills.
click to enlarge James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers avoids a tackle by Taron Johnson #24 of the Buffalo Bills. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers avoids a tackle by Taron Johnson #24 of the Buffalo Bills.
click to enlarge Nick Vannett #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by various members of the Buffalo Bills. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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Nick Vannett #88 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled by various members of the Buffalo Bills.
click to enlarge Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills is tackled by Devin Bush and T.J. Watt. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills is tackled by Devin Bush and T.J. Watt.
click to enlarge James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts following his touchdown. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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James Conner #30 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts following his touchdown.
click to enlarge James Washington #13 of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a pass in front of Taron Johnson #24 of the Buffalo Bills. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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James Washington #13 of the Pittsburgh Steelers catches a pass in front of Taron Johnson #24 of the Buffalo Bills.
click to enlarge Devlin Hodges #6 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills talk at midfield following the game. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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Devlin Hodges #6 of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills talk at midfield following the game.
click to enlarge Brothers Tremaine Edmunds #49 of the Buffalo Bills, Trey Edmunds #33 of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Terrell Edmunds #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers exchange jerseys at midfield following the game. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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Brothers Tremaine Edmunds #49 of the Buffalo Bills, Trey Edmunds #33 of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Terrell Edmunds #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers exchange jerseys at midfield following the game.

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