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Ike Taylor believes Najee Harris will have a breakout game against the Bills in Week 1


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There's a lot of excitement surrounding the Steelers' first-round pick of running back Najee Harris, as many believe he's the key to getting the ailing run game turned around.


Recently, former Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was on the Bleav In Steelers podcast with Mark Bergin and said Harris will have a breakout game against the Bills in Week 1.


"This is the Najee Harris game," Taylor said about the Steelers Week 1 matchup against the Bills on the road. "Letting the world know we're running this damn ball. I like Pittsburgh in Week 1."

The Bills are currently 6-point favorites against the Steelers in Week 1, according to Oddssharks.com.



The Steelers are 16-11 all-time against the Bills and have lost to Buffalo twice within the last two years. The Steelers lost to the Bills, 26-15, in Week 14 last year in Orchard Park, N.Y. The only other time that the Steelers played the Bills in Week 1 was in 1978 at Buffalo. The Steelers won the game, 28-17.


The Steelers are 8-5-1 in season openers under Mike Tomlin, who's heading into his 15th season as the Steelers head coach. On the road, the Steelers are 4-4-1 in Week 1 games.




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