The KC Chiefs are hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Divisional Round of the AFC playoffs this weekend and it’s a match-up that has a lot of Chiefs Kingdom nervous as hell.
It was week four of the regular season and the Chiefs were playing in their first primetime game of the 2016 season. The Kansas City Chiefs were down 21-0 to the Pittsburgh Steelers within just a few minutes of the first quarter and basically were out of the game before it even had really started.
Kansas City would go on to lose the game 43-14 in humiliating fashion and were 2-2 on the season after that. While it’s hard not to look at this game and be terrified of the same match-up occurring this weekend, I’m here to tell Chiefs Kingdom to relax.
This team is a whole different team than they were in the fourth week of the regular season. In fact, as strange as it sounds, I feel pretty confident that they’ll walk out of Arrowhead Stadium with a win on Sunday.
Sure, the Steelers are a good team, but I’m here to discuss five reasons why the KC Chiefs aren’t that same team we saw get embarrassed in Pittsburgh and why fans should be optimistic about their chances this weekend.
While it’s not quite the same environment that it was in the 1990s, Arrowhead Stadium is the loudest outdoor stadium in all of sports. That right there speaks for something, as it means the fans are loud and passionate as hell about their Chiefs.
The first time the Chiefs met the Steelers in 2016, the game was played at Heinz Field, a place where the Steelers nearly always reign supreme. This time, the game will take place in Kansas City and at Arrowhead Stadium.
Hopefully the weather this weekend (ice storms are projected for Kansas City) won’t keep the Chiefs faithful away so that they can be loud and rowdy and make the Steelers feel uncomfortable all day long.
Speaking of home field advantage…