KC Chiefs: How Good are their Chances of Winning Vs Steelers

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This is the first time since the 2010 season that the KC Chiefs have hosted a playoff game and a lot of Chiefs Kingdom are on edge over the opponent. How good are the Kansas City Chiefs’ chances of winning this football game?

In a weird twist of fate, the Kansas City Chiefs are playing the Pittsburgh Steelers for the second time this year.  In the first meeting this year, the Chiefs played the game in Pittsburgh and the Steelers spanked the Chiefs.  It wasn’t even a game, as the Steelers outplayed the Chiefs in every aspect.

The Steelers ended up winning the game 43-14, but the show was basically over by half time. Hell, it was over by the end of the first quarter.

Ben Roethlisberger threw for five touchdowns, Le’Veon Bell had 144 yards on just 18 carries, and Antonio Brown only had four catches, but two of those were for touchdowns. It was hands down the worst game of the KC Chiefs season.

This weekend’s game will not be like the game back in October for a number of reasons.

Unlike the first time these two teams met, the Kansas City Chiefs are actually healthy.  The biggest health concern for the team is Justin Houston. Just how healthy is he? If Houston is healthy, and is anywhere near the form he was against the Donkey’s, the Chiefs will win.

The Chiefs are also more primed for success in this match-up because they have beaten better teams this year than the Steelers.

Pittsburgh, on the other hand, plays the Cleveland Browns twice a year, so comparatively the Steelers had a much easier schedule than the Chiefs.

The Chiefs play in the AFC West, which is arguably the toughest division in the NFL this season.  Kansas City went undefeated against divisional opponents, if you have been living under a rock this year. That’s impressive considering they had two other teams in their division with winning records.

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Another big reason I feel confident in Kansas City winning is because of quarterback Alex Smith.

Smith seems to have this playoff mode where he turns into an All-Madden Team quarterback with bits of Joe Montana, Troy Aikman, and Dan Marino all rolled into one. I’m not saying Smith is anything close to those guys, but he does always bring his A game during the playoffs.

Another boost of confidence is that this game will be played at Arrowhead Stadium and that right there is a huge advantage. I have a feeling regardless of the weather, there will be a sea of red and people going nuts!

In fact, the game was moved to Sunday night, which means Chiefs Kingdom will be even more fired up than usual. It’s going to be insane.

Lastly, there is the Andy Reid factor.

The Chiefs had a bye week to get healthier and for Andy Reid to work his magic.  Andy Reid’s record after a bye week is: 19-2. Let me repeat that for you one more time. Andy Reid’s record after a bye week is 19-2.


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Final Score Prediction:  Chiefs 24-21

The Steelers are a very tough and well coached team. I feel it will be a close game, but the Chiefs pull it out at the last-minute.