Pittsburgh Steals a Win From Kansas City
The Steelers and Chiefs was an entertaining matchup but in the end Pittsburgh prevailed. The
Steelers got on the board first courtesy of a Chris Boswell field goal. Kansas City struck back
with a 5-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith to Albert Wilson. The Steelers chipped away at
the deficit, eventually taking the lead by virtue of 3 more Chris Boswell field goals. The teams
went into halftime with the Steelers up by the score of 12-7
The teams traded field goals in the 3rd quarter, making the score 15-10 heading into the 4th
quarter. Both squads were evenly matched throughout the game with the Steelers having a
marginal edge. Chris Boswell set an NFL playoff record by making his 5th field goal of the night,
giving Pittsburgh a 18-10 lead with 9:49 left in the game. But the Chiefs would not go quietly into
the night. Alex Smith marched his team down the field to score a touchdown with 2:43 left in the
game. The 2-point conversion failed, leaving Kansas City trailing by two points. The Chiefs tried
to stop Pittsburgh and get the ball back but Big Ben got the back-breaking first down which
allowed the Steelers to run the clock out.
The Chiefs played a solid game but just couldn’t do enough to get the W. They were only 2/9 on
3rd downs and gained a mere 227 yards to Pittsburgh’s 389. Big Ben Roethlisberger went 20/31
for 218 yards and Le’Veon Bell ran for 170 yards on 30 carries. However, kicker Chris Boswell
had to be the MVP of the game as all 18 Steeler points were scored by his right leg.
The Steelers travel to New England to take on Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in Foxborough next
Sunday. The Pats took care of business against the Texans on Saturday night and will be
brimming with confidence as they have homefield advantage. Oh, and it probably doesn’t hurt
that they have the greatest quarterback of all time under center. Do you think the Patriots will
make it to yet another Super Bowl or will the Steelers complete the upset?