Sport Steelers vs. Chiefs: Picks, predictions, odds for divisional playoff game in Kansas City

15:25  10 january  2017
15:25  10 january  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Pick , predictions and betting preview for the Kansas City vs New England AFC Divisional Round game on Jan. Check out our complete preview for the Steelers vs . Broncos game pegged for Sunday afternoon. The Kansas City Chiefs had gone 22 years without a playoff victory ahead of their Wild Card game against the Buffalo Bills vs . Kansas City Chiefs Predictions , Odds

Another rematch, and another one that the loser would much, much rather forget.

The Chiefs didn’t look like a future division champ and first-round bye that night in Week 4, when the Steelers humiliated them on national TV, 43-14. Their recovery since thendidn’t exactly mirror the previous year’s 10-game win streak, but under the circumstances, it was still impressive.

Their postseason reward, understandably, is a Steelers team with plenty of momentum of its own (eight straight wins, including the wild-card round over Miami), and the bonus of fairly good health (depending on whether Ben Roethlisberger’s ankle is a problem). The Chiefs, to their credit, have lost just twice since the Steelers debacle. Both, though, were complete head scratchers — the Buccaneers and Titans at home.

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Pittsburgh Steelers (12-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (12-4). NFL Football: Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 1:05 pm (Arrowhead Stadium). The Line: Kansas City Chiefs -1.5 -- Over/Under: 46.5 See the Latest Odds . The Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs meet Sunday in the NFL AFC divisional playoffs at Arrowhead Stadium on NBC. The Pittsburgh Steelers enter this game on an eight- game winning streak after waxing the Miami Dolphins last Saturday, 30-12. The Pittsburgh Steelers haven’t made the AFC conference championship since the 2010 NFL season.

Welcome to primetime! The Kansas City Chiefs are going on the road to face Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers under the lights. It’s been reported that Jamaal Charles is returning to the field in this game as is Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell. The big stars will be in the house. Odds : Chiefs are 3.5-point underdogs. Prediction : Chiefs lose 24-20. Announcers: Al Michael, Cris Collinsworth. Enemy blog: Behind The Steel Curtain.

This is not the team to face if you are vulnerable on your home field. There are a few reasons many called the Steelers the AFC sleeper. The dent in the 12-win Chiefs’ armor is one of them.

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David Steele: The passer rating against the Chiefs’ defense was the third-lowest in the NFL, and they led the league in interceptions.

They have two first-team All-Pros in their secondary in Eric Berry and Marcus Peters.

If any of that helps against Le’Veon Bell, great; if it doesn’t, the Chiefs are in trouble. Alex Smith and the offense should do much better than the Dolphins did, but if Bell, Antonio Brown and the rest are on point, it won’t matter.

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Steelers, 26-23

Vinnie Iyer (against the spread): Pittsburgh turned the regular-season meeting into alaugher. It will be more of a grind in the rematch at Arrowhead.

The key will be just how healthy Roethlisberger is — he had a bad finish to the wild-card rout of Miami, but he had his best game of 2016 in Week 4, when he dropped 300 yards and 5 TDs on Kansas City. He hasn’t been the best road QB, but it’s a whole lot easier whenBell rumbles for big yardage at will.

Bell wasn’t even at the same full power and speed then, but still racked up 178 yards on 23 touches. The Chiefs’ run defense has become more vulnerable without inside linebacker Derrick Johnson. The Steelers’ defense matches up very well with the Chiefs’ offense all-around. It can contain running back Spencer Ware and versatile wideout Tyreek Hill, and it will get consistent pressure on Alex Smith.

Roethlisberger will have another so-so outing, but Bell andBrown will keep on killing it. Defensively, the clean-up will be provided by James Harrison, who will remember this victory over the Chiefs.

Antonio Brown (L) and Ben Roethlisberger (R) © (Getty Images) Antonio Brown (L) and Ben Roethlisberger (R)

Steelers win 26-20.

Steelers safety Sean Davis fined for helmet-to-helmet hit to Chiefs' Chris Conley .
Davis said he will appeal.

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