STEELERS-CHIEFS SERIES HISTORY**
Series History: Series began in 1970
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 20-9
At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 10-4
At Kansas City: Steelers lead, 10-5
Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Steelers won previous three meetings
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Dec. 21, 2014, in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh 20, Kansas City 12
Postseason Series: Chiefs lead, 1-0
Last Post-Season Meeting: Jan. 8, 1994, at Kansas City
Kansas City 27, Pittsburgh 24
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
This week's game marks the 30th time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs will meet in the regular season and the 15th time in Pittsburgh, where the Steelers are 10-4 vs. the Chiefs...the two teams have met nine times in the month of October in the regular season series, with the Steelers owning a seven-game advantage of 8-1 in the month of October vs. the Chiefs (3-0 at home).
THE LAST TIME VS. KANSAS CITY** Pittsburgh 20, Kansas City 12
Dec. 21, 2014
Heinz Field (60,865)
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh improved to 10-5 on the season and clinched the team's ninth postseason berth since 2000 with a 20-12 victory over Kansas City at Heinz Field.
K Shaun Suisham connected from 23 yards to give Pittsburgh a 3-0 lead. K Cairo Santos connected from 35 yards to tie the game 3-3 at the end of the first quarter.
Santos made one from 25 yards early in the second quarter to give the Chiefs the team's only lead of the game. On the Steelers' ensuing drive, RB Le'Veon Bell scored on a one-yard run to give Pittsburgh the lead for good, 10-6.
The Chiefs marched into Steelers' territory midway through the third quarter. RB Jamaal Charles caught a pass and rookie DE Stephon Tuitt forced a fumble on Charles that was recovered by LB Vince Williams. The Steelers then took over and marched 75 yards on 10 plays. QB Ben Roethlisberger capped off the drive with a three-yard touchdown pass to WR Antonio Brown to give the Steelers a 17-6 lead.
Santos made a 43-yard field goal and Suisham responded with a 23-yard make of his own. Kansas City cut the lead to 20-12 on Santos' 23-yard make but the team's onside kick attempt was recovered by Steelers' FB Will Johnson. The Steelers offense then took the field in their victory formation.
Pittsburgh's defense recorded a season-high six sacks, the first time the Steelers recorded six sacks in a game since December 23, 2012. LB Jason Worilds (2.0), LB James Harrison (1.5) and DE Cameron Heyward (1.5) each had a multi-sack game, and the defense held the Chiefs to a season-low 39 rushing yards.
This game also marked the third straight turnover free game for the Steelers' offense and the third straight game the Steelers' defense forced a turnover.
|PIT||1||9:15||Suisham 23 yd. FG||11-80; 5:45||3-0|
|KC||1||2:06||Santos 35 yd. FG||14-65; 7:09||3-3|
|KC||2||9:25||Santos 25 yd. FG||12-44; 6:10||3-6|
|PIT||2||4:18||Bell 1 yd. run (Suisham kick)||11-80; 5:07||10-6|
|PIT||3||0:34||Brown 3 yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Susham kick)||10-75; 5:52||17-6|
|KC||4||10:18||Santos 43 yd. FG||12-58; 5:16||17-9|
|PIT||4||4:04||Suisham 23 yd. FG||12-70; 6:14||20-9|
|KC||4||1:37||Santos 23 yd. FG||11-45; 2:27||20-12|
The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field for Week 16.
PIT-KC SERIES HIGHS** Passing Yards Steelers:Ben Roethlisberger - 398 (11/22/2009) Chiefs: Steve DeBerg - 338 (10/29/1989)
Steelers: Franco Harris - 134 (11/12/1972)
Chiefs: Priest Holmes - 150 (10/14/2001)
Steelers: Louis Lipps - 183 (9/2/1984)
Chiefs: Otis Taylor - 190 (10/18/1971)