Steelers-Chiefs At A Glance

By Mike Ashcraft

The Steelers (3-2) face a critical week six matchup on Sunday (Oct. 15) when they visit Kansas City to take on the undefeated Chiefs (5-0) at Arrowhead State. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:25 p.m. ET. The contest will be televised by CBS Sports, with Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson on the call. The game will also be broadcast on 102.5 WDVE-FM and the Steelers Radio Network, with Bill Hillgrove, Tunch Ilkin and Craig Wolfley calling the action.

The regular season series has been dominated by the Steelers, with Pittsburgh holding a 21-10 lead — including a 10-6 mark in games played in Kansas City. The Steelers’ last regular season visit to Arrowhead Stadium resulted in a 23-13 loss on Oct. 25, 2015. Running back Le’Veon Bell ran for 121 yards while wide receiver Antonio Brown hauled in six catches for 124 yards as quarterback Landry Jones made his first NFL start in place of an injured Ben Roethlisberger. Pittsburgh rolled to a 43-14 blowout win over the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football on Oct. 2, 2016, at Heinz Field in the last regular season matchup between the two squads. Roethlisberger threw for 300 yards and five touchdown passes in the victory — including a pair of scoring strikes to Brown. Bell rushed for 144 yards on 18 carries. Pittsburgh’s 43 points were the most allowed by Kansas City in a regular season game since Andy Reid took over as head coach in 2013.

The Steelers edged the Chiefs, 18-16, in the 2016 AFC Divisional Playoff on Jan. 15, 2017, at Arrowhead Stadium. Pittsburgh kicker Chris Boswell made an NFL playoff record six field goals to send the Steelers to the AFC Championship Game.

Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Tood Haley served as head coach of the Chiefs from 2009-11.

Passing Yards — Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger, 398, 11/22/2009; Chiefs: Steve DeBerg, 338, 10/29/1989
Rushing Yards — Steelers: Le’Veon Bell, 144, 10/2/2016; Chiefs: Priest Holmes, 150, 10/14/2001
Receiving Yards — Steelers: Louis Lipps, 183, 9/2/1984; Chiefs: Otis Taylor, 190, 10/18/1971


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