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Steelers vs. Chiefs Delayed Due to Ice Storm: Latest Comments, Reaction

PITTSBURGH PA- OCTOBER 02 Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers talks with Alex Smith #11 of the Kansas City Chiefs at the conclusion of the Steelers 43-14 win at Heinz Field TGS Divisional Playoff Preview Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Posted by Brad Gagnon
Roland Mccarthy | 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.

In other words, Bell is on fire.

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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.

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