In a prime-time Wild Card game, the 7th-seeded Pittsburgh Steelers travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on Sunday night. The NFL released the playoff schedule during the second half of Sunday’s game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders.
At the time, we didn’t know who would be the 7th seed. But now that the Chargers / Raiders game avoids ending in a tie (I refused to talk about the game more than that), the Steelers are officially playoff-tied and the AFC’s latest Wild Card seed. Kick-off is set for 8:15 a.m. on NBC.
It will be a rematch of the team’s Week 16 game. Also at Arrowhead, Kansas City won in shards, 36-10. The Chiefs racked up a 30-0 lead before the Steelers put points on the board.
Notable performances this week include quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who only threw seven incomplete and three touchdowns that day. The Chiefs also played outnumbered this game without TE Travis Kelce, who was on the COVID roster. Mahomes is undefeated in two career starts against the Steelers.
Pittsburgh struggled across the board but returned the ball three times, a death sentence against Kansas City.
Kansas City opens the week with 13.5 points favorite.
The Steelers will lose 13.5 points on the road to the Chiefs on Sunday. #Steels https://t.co/lhUgnZXvZm
– Steelers Depot 7⃣ (@Steelersdepot) January 10, 2022
The Steelers and Chiefs have met twice in the playoffs, the 1993 and 2016 seasons. The Chiefs won the opener 27-24 in overtime while the Steelers won the last, 18-16, with six goals from Chris Boswell.