Alex Smith

Steelers’ Late Situational Failures On Defense Led To Close Finish

The Kansas City Chiefs may have gone just two-for-nine on third down during last night’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but that 22-percent conversion rate doesn’t tell the full story, and not just because they also managed to convert on both of their attempts on fourth down, which essentially negates…



Steelers Vs. Chiefs: 7 Keys To Victory – Divisional Round Week

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in a Divisional Round playoff game that will feature some very cold and rainy weather. The Steelers will look to repeat their Week 4 win over the Chiefs and move on to play the New England…


Steelers Spin: Divisional Playoffs Rants And Ramblings

Playoffs? You kidding me? I just hope we win a game. These were the immortal words of then Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Mora at a press conference years ago. And although he was deflecting questions following a disappointing regular season loss for his team, his words should be the mantra…


Dave’s Stats: Steelers Vs. Chiefs Nuggets

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in the Divisional Round of the playoffs and as usual I have been doing quite a bit of statistical research ahead of that contest. I’ve been bad about not sharing my findings during the season and that changes today. Here…


Film Room: Chiefs’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s defense in our weekly scouting report. Like last year, I will be looking at the opposing team in a more broad, scheme-approach. Josh will have a closer eye on the individual players. Today, the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense. Alex’s Scheme Report…





Dolphins Needed To Get ‘Moore’ Out Of Quarterback Position

The Pittsburgh Steelers know that they got quite a bit of a break when it comes to playing a Miami Dolphins team that was missing about a third or so of the players who started the previous game between the two teams. The most significant absence was quarterback Ryan Tannehill,…


Chiefs Now Up To 2.5-Point Home Favorites Over Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to the Divisional Round of the 2016 NFL playoffs Sunday with their 30-12 win over the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field and that means they’ll play the Kansas City Chiefs on the road this coming Sunday. The Chiefs, however, are currently favored by as many as…


Steelers 2017 Schedule: All Opponents Now Finalized

Entering Sunday, we knew all but one of the teams who will be on the Pittsburgh Steelers 2017 regular schedule. Now that several key Week 17 games have gone final, we know the identity of that one missing team. Thanks to their Week 17 win over the San Diego Chargers…



Steelers Film Room: Disruptive DE Vs Chiefs

While Cameron Heyward’s three sacks on the day will necessarily draw the headlines, the truth is that both he and Stephon Tuitt at the defensive end spots were pretty consistently wreaking havoc for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense against the Chiefs. On just the fourth play of the game, Heyward notched…


Steelers Vs. Chiefs: Beyond The Box Score – Week 4

While the box score is relatively informative it doesn’t always tell the whole story. Here are the plays and circumstances not covered in any box score that had a critical role in the outcome of the Pittsburgh Steelers week 4 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. On the Steelers first…