To be honest, I’m not quite sure why people even doubted the Steelers leading up to this one. Sure, the Chiefs were coming in undefeated at 5-0. Sure, Alex Smith has been playing like an MVP. Sure, rookie running back Kareem Hunt has been an absolute stud. Sure, the Chiefs’ defense has looked good even with Eric Berry out for the season with a torn achilles. Sure, it was at Arrowhead. Sure, the Steelers just got embarrassed last week at home by a score of 30-9 to the Jacksonville Jaguars (THE JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS FOR CHRISSAKES!). Sure, the Steelers haven’t put a complete game together all season. Sure, Ben Roethlisberger has looked like complete dog shit and has thrown approximately 42 interceptions this season.
But here’s the thing: none of that shit matters. It’s the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. It may not make any sense (which it doesn’t), but the Steelers ALWAYS seem to beat the Chiefs (or at least it’s been that way ever since last year). In fact, this is the third time the Steelers have mopped up the Chiefs in the past 378 days. Safe to say we have Andy Reid’s number. And so does just about every barbecue restaurant in Kansas City.
Now, the final score might not reflect it (the Steelers won by a score of 19-13, FYI), but the Steelers flat out dominated the Chiefs today. The defense came up big and shut down one of the most prolific offense in football to the tune of 251 total yards (246 of which came through the air via Alex Smith). Not a big stats guy, but just for a reference, Le’Veon Bell had 191 total yards of offense himself. Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the fact that fuckhead Travis Kelce only had four catches for 37 yards. Fuck Travis Kelce.
Meanwhile, the Steelers decided to keep Kansas City’s hopes up in this one until AB put the final nail in the coffin of their undefeated season with this (remarkably lucky) catch.
And that’ll do it, folks! Another old-fashioned Kansas City Chiefs’ ass whoopin’ brought to you by your Pittsburgh Steelers.
On to Cincinnati!