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Chiefs v Steelers Preview

Location

Heinz Field

Time

6PM UK

12PM US

TV coverage

Sky Sports Action UK

CBS US

Team records

Chiefs 1-0

Steelers 0-0-1

Last 3 games

15/10/2017 – Steelers 19 – 13 Chiefs

15/01/2017 – Steelers 18 – 16 Chiefs

02/10/2016 – Chiefs 14 – 43 Steelers

The story so far

The Steelers opened the season in Cleavland last week with a tie.  They led the game 21-7 at the end of the 3rd quarter before the browns produced a 4th quarter comeback and missed an overtime field goal that would of given them their first win in 18 months.

Head to head with the Chiefs

Steelers lead 23-11

Team leaders

PASSING YARDS

P. Mahomes

ATT 27

COMP 15

TD 4

256

RUSHING YARDS

Kareem Hunt

ATT 16

AVG 3.1

TD 0

49

RECEIVING YARDS

Tyreek Hill

REC 7

AVG 24.1

TD 2

169

TACKLES

A. Hitchens

SOLO 7

AST 8

SACK 0.0

15

INTERCEPTIONS

Ron Parker

YDS 0

TD 0

PD 2

1

One to watch

James Conner – In the absence of Le’veon Bell,  Conner had 31 carries for 135 yards and two touchdowns against the Browns. Conner also had five receptions for 57 yards.

Key matchup

Patrick Mahomes V Ben Roethlisberger

Roethlisberger threw 3 interceptions and losing 2 fumbles in week 1 but even at 36 years old, Roethlisberger remains as one of the league’s best at lengthening the play when things break down, and he’s historically played well following poor outings in his career.

Mahomes had a great week 1 with 4 touchdowns and 256 yards.

Injuries

Eric Berry  – Heel  Doubtful

Ben Niemann –   Hamstring  Out

Kendall Fuller – Thumb

Justin Hamilton –  Ankle

Reggie Ragland –  Knee

Darrel Williams  – Shoulder

Kahlil McKenzie –   Illness

What they said

“He went crazy. He had a good game,” said Artie Burns. “We’re going to prepare for him. We’re going to look at the film, see how we can slow him down, and have a good game.

“Tyreek is a big play maker, as well as (Travis) Kelce. We just got to make sure we get the ball down once they catch it.”

What we said

“Every game has been a little bit different, but the end result was that they won the game,” said Head Coach Andy Reid. “When you play this crew, you have to play a complete game, you have to do it for four quarters. Given opportunities, you have to take advantage on both sides of the ball and special teams. That normally is what [decides] a game when two good teams are playing each other. Eliminate some mistakes in certain places, and you’ll be alright.”

Odds

Chiefs 15/8

Steelers 2/5

Sky Bet

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