I don't usually do two sims in one day, but I've been interrupted a number of times this weekend while trying to post my 1993 AFC Championship sim, and I want to get to it before it becomes too old-hat, especially since my Steelers are in it. We're at Rich Stadium in Orchard Park, New York. Game time temperature is 29 degrees, with cloudy skies and south-southwest winds at 12 MPH. Wind chill at kickoff is nineteen degrees. The Steelers scored first when a Jim Kelly pass intended for Andre Reed was picked off by Rod Woodson, who returned it to the Buffalo twenty-seven yard line. On first and ten from the sixteen, Neil O'Donnell found Ernie Mills between two Bills defenders and threaded the needle for the touchdown. Gary Anderson added the extra point, and with 8:56 remaining in the opening period the Steelers led 7-0. The Bills answered with a touchdown of their own on their next possession. The biggest play of the drive was a forty-one yard gain on a sweep to the left by Thurman Thomas. That play gave the Bills a first down at the Pittsburgh eighteen, and on third and nine from the seventeen Kelly threw to tight end Pete Metzelaars, who broke a tackle at the five and made his way into the end zone for the score. Steve Christie's extra point knotted the game at seven after one quarter. The Bills took the lead with a second-quarter field goal. Russell Copeland's punt return set up the offense at its own forty-four, and Kelly collaborated with wide receiver Bill Brooks on a pair of key passes, one for fourteen yards and another for seventeen. The drive died at the Steelers' sixteen, but Christie's thirty-three yard kick gave the home squad a 10-7 halftime lead. The Bills added another field goal midway through the third period after a forty-seven yard attempt by Anderson sailed wide left. This time, Kelly's partner in crime was Don Beebe, who caught passes of thirteen and fifteen yards to set up another attempt by Christie, this one from thirty-seven yards. Everything worked perfectly, and the Bills extended their lead to 13-7 after three quarters. The Steelers got back on the board with three points late in the final quarter. Woodson picked off a second Kelly pass, this one meant for Thomas in the flat, and returned it to the Bills' thirty-yard line. The key play of the drive came on the first play from scrimmage, as Eric Green's twelve-yard catch-and-run gave the Steelers a first down at the eighteen. They only gained three yards in the next three plays, and Anderson's thirty-two yard field goal cut the Bills' lead to 13-10 with 4:20 left in regulation. The Steelers' defense was able to force a punt, but their final desperation drive ended at the Bills' twenty-eight. Final score: Bills 13, Steelers 10. Thomas was named MVP by NBC after gaining ninety-two yards on twenty-six carries. It should be noted however, that one of thse carries was the forty-one yard ramble that we described earlier. Kelly finished sixteen of twenty-five for 187 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions; Metzelaars led the Buffalo receiving corps with five catches for fifty-one yards plus a touchdown. The Steelers finally felt the absence of Barry Foster, as they were held to forty-four rushing yards on twenty-four attempts. Leroy Thompson was their leading ground gainer with twenty-eight yards on thirteen carries. As for O'Donnell, he was still trying to shake off the virus that had sidelined him in Denver two weeks ago, and he played like it, completing fourteen of thirty passes for just 119 yards. Jeff Graham was his leading receiver with three catches for thirty yards. Woodson was the best player for the Steelers on this day, making seven tackles, breaking up three passes, and intercepting Kelly twice. The Bills will now represent the AFC in Super Bowl XXVIII next Sunday at Atlanta's Georgia Dome. Kickoff is set for 6PM Eastern on NBC, with Dick Enberg and Bob Trumpy calling the action and O.J. Simpson and Will McDonough serving as sideline reporters. Next: The Giants face the Cowboys in an NFC Divisional Playoff. Thoughts?