clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Steelers rebound from abysmal Week 3 game with a dominating 43-14 victory vs. the Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs went head-to-head in Week 4 on Sunday Night Football, and Pittsburgh dominated the game from start to finish.

Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs locked horns under the bright lights of Sunday Night Football at Heinz Field, but it would be only one team who would advance to 3-1, while the other would drop to 2-2. Both teams got a gift in the form of their All-Pro running backs returning for Week 4. For Pittsburgh it was the return of Le'Veon Bell after a three game suspension, and for Kansas City Jamaal Charles made his debut coming off a knee injury.

The Chiefs started the game with the ball, and both teams started the game with promising drives before being forced to punt the ball away. On Kansas City's second possession, running back Spencer Ware fumbled the football and it was recovered by safety Jordan Dangerfield. The result of the turnover was a Ben Roethlisberger to Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 31-yard touchdown. Pittsburgh went for two, and Roethlisberger hit Markus Wheaton to give the Steelers an early 8-0 lead.

On the ensuing drive, Alex Smith attempted to throw a screen pass which was deflected by Cameron Heyward and intercepted by Jarvis Jones. Jones carried the ball to the 5-yard line, and set up another Roethlisberger touchdown pass, this time to Antonio Brown. Chris Boswell's extra point made it 15-0 with 5:00 left in the first quarter.

The Steelers domination continued after the Pittsburgh defense forced a shanked Dustin Colquitt punt, and Ben Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for the All-Pro receiver's second touchdown of the game. The Boswell point after made the score 22-0, all in the first quarter.

The second quarter wasn't as action packed as the first, but it resulted in much of the same. Ben Roethlisberger threw his 4th touchdown of the half to Jesse James to make the score 29-0 with under a minute in the half remaining. Alex Smith was able to get the Chiefs into field goal range, but a poor snap equated to a missed 49-yard field goal, as the Steelers went into halftime with a 29-0 lead.

Pittsburgh received the opening second half kickoff, and didn't show any signs of easing up on the Chiefs. In fact, Ben Roethlisberger would throw his 5th touchdown of the game to Markus Wheaton, and after Boswell's point after touchdown, their lead increased 36-0.

After nearly 50 minutes of game time, the Chiefs finally got on the scoreboard with a Alex Smith touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill. The score put a tiny dent in the Steelers lead, 36-7, with 11:00 left in the football game. The Steelers, led by Le'Veon Bell, were not to be outdone, and managed another scoring drive which was capped off by a DeAngelo Williams touchdown run to extend their lead 43-7. Alex Smith would throw another touchdown pass to Travis Kelce in garbage time, making the final score 43-14.

The win moves the Steelers' record to 3-1, and they will host the New York Jets at Heinz Field in Week 5 for another big AFC showdown.