Who I like: Steelers vs. Chiefs

Jan 14, 2017, 00:35
Who I like: Steelers vs. Chiefs

All week long, one of the talking points for the game between the Chiefs and the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday was the weather.

If Saturday night goes as expected, the Patriots will be hosting either No. 2 seed Kansas City or No. 3 seed Pittsburgh. The game, for all intents and purposes, was over. Hill's explosive playmaking abilities as a wide receiver, running back and punt returner have produced eight touchdowns in the last six games. The last time the Chiefs and Steelers faced they had the big three available. But Mike Tomlin has always been a believer in "next man up" and his team has shown strong belief in that. But now, after Roethlisberger threw five touchdowns and no interceptions in their first matchup, the Chiefs have been playing a lot better and the Steelers' passing game has quietly dwindled behind Le'Veon Bell's explosive performances.

This is what I found. To be honest, EVERY team in the league has a game or two where they stink it up.

The Steelers ranked seventh in yardage and tied for 10th in scoring during the regular season, while the Chiefs were 20th and 13th in those categories, respectively.

There were only two instances where a starting quarterback was removed and the backup actually took real snaps. One of these teams has to beat them next week.

Frankly, there is one other note here.

The Steelers managed to cruise past the Dolphins in the wild card round without significant injuries. Those were the only two. The Chiefs had previously lacked the weapon to give them the edge in a game-by-game basis.

Should this really be a surprise? They'll have to figure it out quick because he, more than Hill, is a game-changer. They should probably go for two points after touchdowns more. But they had plenty of help Ryan Shazier, Javon Hargrove, and Stephon Tuitt who all had monster games.

What is most surprising about this isn't just the fact the quarterbacks stay in the games, but that they continue to throw passes. Additionally, their defensive improvements have also played a major factor in improving the team and keeping them in the Super Bowl mix. The Steelers won their final 7 games of the season to win the AFC North. New England wins 38-17. At his best, Houston is virtually unstoppable and can singlehandedly alter the course of a game. Roethlisberger aggravated an old foot fracture and was in a walking boot immediately after Sunday's game, but will play here.

Below are the complete betting lines for all the second-round playoff games, including the point spreads and totals.

Asked if he'd be surprised if he doesn't get another head-coaching opportunity, Haley said he hasn't thought about it, then said his dad taught him to do a job well and good things happen. "So I don't see why he shouldn't get the opportunity, if that's what he wants".

Chiefs rookie WR/KR Tyreek Hill is the only player in National Football League history to record at least three receiving touchdowns (six), three rushing touchdowns (three) and three kick-return touchdowns (three) in a season.

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