The Buffalo Bills‘ week five matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers just got a lot easier.

That’s because Pittsburgh put superstar edge rusher TJ Watt on IR this week, meaning he has to miss a minimum of four games. That means Watt can’t return until week six at the earliest.

Watt is dealing with a torn pec muscle.

The Bills were going to be favored in this game even if Watt played — especially since the game is in Buffalo.

But the Steelers aren’t a team that should be taken lightly, as they showed in week one by knocking off the defending AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals.

Pittsburgh’s stout defensive front made Joe Burrow’s life a living hell for much of the afternoon. The Steelers forced Burrow to turn the ball over five times, which is uncharacteristic of the former LSU star.

Facing a Pittsburgh defensive front without Watt will be a much easier task for the Bills. This was already a game they should win, but the absence of Watt makes this a must-win game for Buffalo. They can’t let that one slip away.

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