The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs are becoming very familiar foes. After meeting twice in 2016, the Chiefs are looking for redemption after the Steelers came into Arrowhead Stadium and ended the Chiefs’ season with a strange 18-16 win in the AFC Divisional round of the playoffs.
That was then, and in 2017 these two teams couldn’t be on more different paths heading into Week 6.
The Chiefs are the lone undefeated team in the NFL, and have the look of a complete and dominant team, on both sides of the football. Whereas, the Steelers are a team brimming with potential, but constantly play down to their level of competition. On top of that, the team is coming off an embarrassing loss at home to the Jacksonville Jaguars the previous week.
On paper, as well as where these two teams are trending, this seems like a very easy pick to make. The smart money is on Kansas City at home to hold serve and continue their dominance in the AFC.
However, I have been known to stray away from the smart money on occasion, and this will be one of those times.
The Steelers, and Ben Roethlisberger, historically bounce back from disastrous defeats, and I just have the feeling this team is too talented to just fall into mediocrity. As I stated earlier, the Steelers have been playing down to their competition in the first 5 weeks, but if one thing has been proven under Mike Tomlin, it is his ability to get his team up for big games.
This would be one of those big games.
If you want to know just how I feel this game will play out, think of a contest very similar to the game vs. the Dallas Cowboys in 2016 at Heinz Field. A game where you get the feeling the last team with the ball will win the contest. It just so happens, I have a feeling the Steelers will have the ball at the end of the game.
Give me Chris Boswell for the game winner...
Steelers - 23
Chiefs - 20