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NFL Week 16 Picks: Who the experts are taking in Steelers vs. Chiefs

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The 9-5 Pittsburgh Steelers host the 8-6 Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in a game with huge playoff implications. See who the experts are taking in this Week 16 matchup.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers are entering the Week 16 game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field with a 'win and in' scenario in regards to their first postseason berth since 2012. The Chiefs playoff hopes also ride on the outcome of this game. Lose to the Steelers, and it will be an uphill battle for Kansas City to make the postseason in back-to-back seasons.

It is the classic question of which wins out, a dynamic offense like the Steelers, or a suffocating defense like the Chiefs. Only time will tell, but with Week 16 getting ready to kick off, the experts have made their selections on the full slate of NFL games this week. Let's see who they like in the Steelers vs. Chiefs game.

With the Steelers being 3-point favorites at home, one might think the experts would be split pretty even with their picks. The reality of the situation couldn't be further from the truth. The 13 experts at ESPN.com who make picks have all selected the Steelers to move to 10-5 and clinch a playoff spot Sunday. The experts at Yahoo! Sports echo that sentiment and think the Steelers run away with the victory at Heinz Field.

Not every expert panel believes the Steelers will win, but there are very few who think the Chiefs will leave Pittsburgh victorious. Here at SB Nation, Matt Ufford was the only expert to take the Chiefs in this Week 16 game, while Jimmy Traina was the only expert at FoxSports.com to take Kansas City. At CBSSports.com, they had an astounding two experts of their 8 experts who make selections pick Kansas City, the most of any expert panel being reviewed.

Surprisingly, experts across the board like what they see coming from the Steelers who are coming off back-to-back road wins for the first time this season and are set to finish their regular season at home. Will there be a natural let down in the Steel City? Or will the team respond with a win and clinch a playoff spot?

With a lot riding on this game anything is possible, but as for the experts, they are strongly leaning towards Pittsburgh winning and moving to 10-5 on the season.

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