August 12, 2020

Chiefs-Steelers Capsule

first_imgKANSAS CITY (1-0) at PITTSBURGH (0-0-1)Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FoxOPENING LINE — Steelers by 4 1/2RECORD VS. SPREAD — Kansas City 1-0, Pittsburgh 0-1SERIES RECORD — Steelers lead 23-11LAST MEETING — Steelers beat Chiefs 19-13, Oct. 15, 2017LAST WEEK — Chiefs beat Chargers 38-28; Steelers tied Browns 21-21AP PRO32 RANKING — Chiefs No. 7, Steelers No. 11CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (20), PASS (11).CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (22), PASS (31).STEELERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (5), PASS (5).STEELERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (31), PASS (6).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Steelers won seven of last eight vs. Chiefs. Pittsburgh victory in Kansas City last October kick-started eight-game winning streak. … Chiefs winless in Pittsburgh since 1986 (0-6); Steelers 15-2 in home openers at Heinz Field. … Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes threw four TDs in opening win in Los Angeles. Only third time in team history QB passed for four scores in opener. …. … Chiefs WR/PR Tyreek Hill had 58-yard TD reception and 91-yard punt return for score in San Diego. Hill is third player in NHL history with 50-plus yard TD catch and 90-plus yard punt return TD in same game. … Hill’s 13 touchdowns of 50-plus yards tied for most in player’s first 35 games in NFL history. … Kansas City RB Kareem Hunt leads NFL with 1,376 yards rushing since start of 2017 season. … Chiefs LB Dee Ford had one sack vs. Chargers. Veteran missed 10 games in 2017 due to back injury. … Pittsburgh’s tie in Cleveland was franchise’s third since 1970 and first since 2002 … Steelers turned over ball six times vs. Browns. QB Ben Roethlisberger was responsible for five (three interceptions, two fumbles). … Steelers without 2017 All-Pro RB Le’Veon Bell. Bell still has not signed one-year franchise tender. … Pittsburgh led NFL with 57 sacks in 2017. Steelers sacked Cleveland’s Tyrod Taylor seven times in 2018 opener, three sacks by second-year LB J.J. Watt. … Steelers only team with 300-yard passer (Roethlisberger), 100-yard rusher (James Conner) and 100-yard receiver (JuJu Smith-Schuster) in Week 1. … Roethlisberger slowed by right elbow injury during week but expected to play in his 202nd game (second most in franchise history). … Fantasy tip: Roethlisberger’s had his way with Chiefs — 15-year veteran is 7-1 all-time against Kansas City with 14 TDs against four picks. His QB rating when facing Chiefs (115.8) is highest among AFC opponents.___More AP NFL: and STEELERS RUNNING BACK JAMES CONNER, in his first career start, scored two rushing touchdowns against the Browns, Sept. 9, at FirstEnergy Stadium. But his fumble in the fourth quarter sparked the Browns’ comeback in an eventual 21-21 tie. (Photo by Courier photographer Thomas Sabol)last_img