Chiefs vs Steelers Live : Bengals.The Chiefs vs Steelers will present a much bigger opponent, even if they’ve taken their hits in recent offseasons. Antonio Brown is now gone to the Oakland Raiders and that comes one year after Le’Veon Bell ran himself out of town.
The Chiefs vs Steelers looked dominant in the preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Even running vanilla schemes on both sides of the ball, the team’s overall depth and talent couldn’t help but wipe the floor, er, field, with the Bengals.The Chiefs vs Steelers will present a much bigger opponent, even if they’ve taken their hits in recent offseasons. Antonio Brown is now gone to the Oakland Raiders and that comes one year after Le’Veon Bell ran himself out of town.
Despite the losses, the Steelers remain a feared opponent. Last year, they kept up fairly well with the Chiefs despite the loss. The combination of Ben Roethlisberger and head coach Mike Tomlin also remains potent even as they get older and must work with emerging talent to replace departed superstars.
For the Chiefs, it should be a competitive first half as the starters are expected to play in the first and second quarters. Will the Steelers step up to meet the challenge? Will they look as competitive as they have in yers past? There is a lot to figure out as both teams cement their depth charts after the second preseason game.
Two teams high on optimism meet in Pittsburgh on Saturday, when the Steelers host the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Stadium.
Pittsburgh went 9-6 last season but missed the playoffs for the first time since 2013 as the off-field drama surrounding Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown threatened to unravel the franchise from the inside.
The duo left Pittsburgh in the offseason, with Bell moving to the New York Jets and Brown taking his off-field shenanigans to the Oakland Raiders.
Without them, the Steelers might have lost two Pro Bowl talents—but appear to have gained a lot in team spirit.
Pittsburgh got its preseason off to a winning start on Friday with 30-28 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Saturday’s match against the Chiefs will be an emotional occasion, as it comes just days after Steelers’ wide receiver coach Darryl Drake died suddenly at the age of 62.
“He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather, and it is difficult to put into words the grief our entire team is going through right now,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said of Drake, who had joined the organization in 2018.
The Chiefs also have cause for optimism as they enter the season as a 6/1 shot to win Super Bowl LIV, joint favorites along with the New England Patriots.
The Patriots beat the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game last season on their way to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the sixth time, but few would be surprised to see the Chiefs celebrating in Miami come February.
The early signs are promising, as Kansas City swatted the Cincinnati Bengals aside 38-17 on Saturday. Patrick Mahomes, the reigning MVP, played only one series but continued where he left off in January.
He completed all of his four passes for 66 yards and added 10 rushing yards before being withdrawn.
“I felt great,” he told The Associated Press.
“To get out there, make some throws, get the guys kind of rolling,” he said. “Run game, pass game, I thought it was a good drive to start everything off.”
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.