Chiefs vs Steelers: The Kansas City Chiefs head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers at they try to finally get over the steel hump. The last time the Chiefs won in Pittsburgh was December of 1986 and in recent seasons, it has certainly felt like Ben Roethlisberger and company have had their number. Roethlisberger is questionable for the game but should play, according to NFL Network.
Date: Sunday, Sep. 16
Start time: 1:00 P.M. est
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Stadium: Heinz Field
TV Info: CBS
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The Steelers are 4-1 in their last five matchups with the Chiefs, including a home divisional-round loss after Kansas City had a first-round bye in what is infamously remembered as the six-field goal game.
But you know all that already. The two major differences this time are Patrick Mahomes at quarterback for the Chiefs and no Le’Veon Bell for the Steelers. The Mahomes era began in Kansas City when the Chiefs traded Alex Smith this offseason. Bell is in the midst of a contract dispute, and backup James Conner should get the start for the second week in a row.
Mahomes will look to build off his hot start last week, when he threw for four touchdowns and 256 yards against the Chargers, an effort that led to him being named the AFC offensive player of the week. It could be argued that the award should have gone to Tyreek Hill, who had three total touchdowns in addition to his 169 receiving yards in the game.
The Chiefs will likely seek to get Kareem Hunt, Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins a bit more involved in Pittsburgh. On the other side, the Steelers offer two of the game’s most dynamic receivers in Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster, so the Chiefs secondary is in for a big test.
The Chiefs will likely once again be without starting safety Eric Berry in this game, and rookie linebacker Ben Niemann is officially out. Ron Parker and Eric Murray are the expected starters at safety.