Steelers vs. Chiefs Delayed Due to Ice Storm: Latest Comments, Reaction
Steelers vs. Chiefs Delayed Due to Ice Storm: Latest Comments, Reaction
TGS Divisional Playoff Preview Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Posted by Brad Gagnon
14 January, 2017, 01:32
NUMBERS GAME: The Chiefs were No. 20 in total offense and No. 24 in total defense, but they were also No. 4 in scoring margin (plus 78 points) and No. 1 in takeaway/giveaway (plus 16, tied with the Raiders).
KC did rank seventh in scoring defense, which is really what matters, but that was only slightly better than the Steelers, who finished 10th. With a Week 17 punt return against the Chargers, Hill became the first rookie in National Football League history to score a touchdown of 65 or more yards in four consecutive games.
Where Roethlisberger has a reputation for escaping the pass rush in the pocket and extending plays, the downside is that it sometimes led to him taking more sacks. Somewhat surprisingly, he has yet to coach a playoff game in Kansas City. According to a million different people and reports on television, the Kansas City area is expected to get pounded with an ice storm throughout Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
The Steelers' offense has been unstoppable lately.
By now I am sure you have probably read the comments from Le'Veon Bell to Bleacher Report from a few days ago in which he compares himself to Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, saying his running style is changing the game. Bell was the top rusher all season with more than 1,200 yards and 7 touchdowns. Bell also had a monster game against the Dolphins.
Bell has averaged 143.1 yards rushing per game over his past seven. It was a record-setting rushing performance in Pittsburgh postseason history.
The Steelers, who could be considered the hottest team in football, must travel to one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. The Chiefs barely showed up in a 43-14 loss that wasn't as close as the score suggests. Not by any stretch.
That's exactly what you'd expect Roethlisberger and Tomlin to say, of course. The Chiefs had previously lacked the weapon to give them the edge in a game-by-game basis. "For a lot of guys, if they get a negative play, it's 'Get your ass off the field.' He can set the defense up". The Steelers built a 36-0 lead heading into the 4th quarter, while KC managed some "garbage time" touchdowns. He's completed 71 percent of his passes for 320 yards per game with 20 TDs and five picks at home, and 59 percent for 238 yards per game with nine TDs and eight picks on the road. Roethlisberger suffered a knee injury in that game and missed the next one. They can't live with multiple interceptions. Steelers' QB "Big" Ben Roethlisberger will be sporting a leg brace, but he's no stranger to pain and the Pittsburgh defense seemed hungry to deliver painful hits and cause turnovers against Miami last week. Smith did a good job of that this season and that is why this team was able to steal a two-seed and win the AFC West.
The speed that really matters though, is how quickly Smith gets rid of the ball.
The matchup of James Harrison or Stephon Tuitt - they'll move him around - working against left tackle Eric Fisher will be one to watch.
"They have some ball-hawks, and guys that could be described as some of the best in the world at ball-hawking", Tomlin said.
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers are underdogs against Alex Smith the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional playoffs, even though the Steelers beat the Chiefs 43-14 at Heinz Field on October 2, 2016 in Pittsburgh.
Green Bay may have lost to the Cowboys earlier this season, but they are playing much better football than they did then. While he was a workhorse during the regular season, the Cowboys have given him a lot of rest as the season winded down.
It would be the only highlight for the sophomore quarterback, who crumbled under the pressure of the Crimson Tide's pass rush. If Clemson wins the national championship, Shelby will deliver Preister's Pecans to Scott's office.
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Most interesting was that he didn't turn the ball over for just the third time this season in a game he started. From talent to competitiveness to leadership, Brady possessed all the skills necessary to be successful.
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On Aug. 28 of previous year , two Western Michigan football players were arrested and charged in an armed robbery incident. Fleck's hiring should be considered a coup for Minnesota , which has just two seasons of nine or more wins since 1905.
Maxwell tested his injured ankle before Sunday's game in Pittsburgh but was not healthy enough to play and was listed as inactive. The run put Bell at 165 yards for the game, the most in a postseason Steelers game since Harris in the 1975 Super Bowl.
And it's true that Ohio State went into the Fiesta Bowl ranked No. 2 in the nation while Clemson was No. 3. Perhaps because of all that Deshaun Watson understands it does matter what happens tomorrow night.
The real money is in obtaining a shiny new stadium, because of what that stadium does for the sale price of the team. The Chargers wasted no time Thursday unveiling a new logo depicting an interlocking L and A with a lightning bolt.
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