Chiefs beat Steelers
Patrick Mahomes threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns and Byron Pringle caught two TD passes in Sunday’s rout of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Kansas City Chiefs clinched their sixth straight AFC West championship and remained one game ahead of Tennessee for first place in the AFC. They would get the conference’s lone first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
The Kansas City offense finished with a whopping 25 first downs, while the Steelers managed just five on third downs and averaged 4.3 yards per play. The Chiefs are in the playoffs with a 14 percent chance of advancing. In addition, Ben Roethlisberger threw for 157 yards on 23-of-35 passing attempts and was picked off once. Nazi Harris ran for 93 yards on 19 carries. And coach Andy Reid got his 102nd victory, surpassing Marty Schottenheimer for the most wins in franchise history.
The Chiefs scored on their first four possessions to put the game away in the first half. The Chiefs had 381 yards on offense and a field goal missed in the first quarter. Mahomes completed 23 of 30 passes and found Byron Pringle for two touchdowns. Byron Pringle also had six catches for 63 yards. The Steelers trailed by 23 points at halftime for the third consecutive game. The Chiefs had lost three straight road games due to injury, and they now trail the Bengals (9-6) by seven points.
The Chiefs remained one game ahead of the Bengals for first place in the AFC. If they win both games, they will have home-field advantage in the AFC playoffs. This would be a great win for the fans. The Steelers are expected to lose their next two games, but they can still make the AFC championship by beating the Bengals. And a victory in that division would help their chances of reaching the Super Bowl.
After an early-season COVID-19 outbreak, the Chiefs were decimated by a COVID-19 epidemic. Thirteen players tested positive for the virus before the game, including three starters. Of course, the Chiefs were already in great shape and had three wins in the AFC playoffs. But this week, they had a chance to prove their worth to the league. The Kansas City Chiefs are now 4-0, passing the Bengals.
After a week of inactives, the Chiefs were able to regain their top spot in the AFC playoffs by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers. Their defense, meanwhile, was able to prevent the Steelers from scoring touchdowns, and it defended their lead through three interceptions by Ben Roethlisberger. A win here would give them the AFC playoffs’ top seed, while the loss would allow the Steelers to catch up with the rest of the league.
The Chiefs had to win the game, as the Steelers had a long-term lead. In the first half, they led 17-7, but their offense struggled and did not score. The team was plagued by COVID-19, but the Chiefs stout’s offense dominated the Steelers. In fact, the Steelers’ offense only scored three touchdowns. The score was only 16 points in the first half.
After struggling in the AFC West and battling the Steelers for the AFC title last week, the Kansas City Chiefs won their sixth straight AFC championship on Sunday. Mahomes threw for two-hundred yards and three touchdowns, and he was a dominant presence in the backfield all day long. In addition, the Chiefs’ defense dominated the Steelers, allowing the Chiefs to generate 381 yards of total offense in the game.
Pittsburgh’s offense was outplayed by the Chiefs. The Steelers’ defense was unable to stop Patrick Mahomes’ three touchdown passes. The Chiefs’ passing game was efficient. The quarterback completed nine of his 10 passes, while the running game had just three. The running game was dominated by Darrel Williams and Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The team’s defense shut down the Steelers’ leading rusher, Najee Harris, and made them one-dimensional.
Despite a number of injuries to key players, the Chiefs were able to run the ball well. Mahomes completed 25 of his 35 passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns. The team had three takeaways and did not allow the Steelers to score until the final two-minute mark. While the rushing game was the only downfall, the defense did enough to keep the Chiefs in the game.