The week leading up to the Week 6 game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs had to feel like a million years after Pittsburgh’s Week 5 dud against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and when the day finally came for the Steelers and Chiefs to kick off, the Steelers won the toss and wanted the ball. They wanted to make a statement.
Ben Roethlisberger and Le’Veon Bell were able to move the football on the Chiefs’ defense, but a sack on 3rd and 3 pushed Pittsburgh out of field goal range, instead requiring Jordan Berry to make an early appearance on the team’s first drive.
On the Chiefs’ first drive, the Steelers were first to score when an errant snap sailed over Alex Smith’s head and out of the end zone resulting in a safety, and a 2-0 Steelers lead. On the ensuing punt, Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster failed to field the punt, and it was recovered by the Chiefs, giving them great field position.
Despite the field position, the Chiefs had to settle for a 46-yard field goal to give them an early 1-point lead, 3-2.
On the next drive, the Steelers were dominating the Chiefs at the point of attack and are facing a 1st and goal to end the quarter.
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