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David Todd: Quick Thoughts On Week 4: Steelers Versus Chiefs

Coming off the worst defeat of the Mike Tomlin-era, a 34-3 blowout at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field on Sunday night in nationally-televised match-up and came within eight seconds of the biggest win of the Tomlin-era. The Steelers…





Steelers Find Cure For Blowout Loss Hangover In Epic Fashion

What is the perfect antidote to get over a blowout loss hangover? Why, a blowout victory in response, of course, and that is precisely what Dr. Ben Roethlisberger prescribed for the Pittsburgh Steelers last night, whose team beat the Chiefs nearly as badly as the Eagles beat them the week…


Gut Reactions: Steelers Vs Chiefs Week 4

Seven gut reactions from the Pittsburgh Steelers week 4 win against the Kansas City Chiefs: 1 – Tonight seemed like the polar opposite of Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles as the Steelers were able to seize the momentum and keep it for all four quarters. Ben Roethlisberger hit nine…


Steelers Vs. Chiefs: 7 Keys To Victory – Week 4

The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday night at Heinz Field on and it will be their second home game of the 2016 regular season. Below are seven things that I believe the team will need to do in order to come away with their third win…


Week 4 Coaching Tree: The Holmgren Connection

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field tomorrow two branches of one of the biggest coaching tree’s in the modern NFL will clash.  Andy Reid, the Kansas City Chiefs head coach, and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin can both trace their coaching lineage to Mike Holmgren.  I hope the diagram…


More Small Ball Coming Steelers’ Way Sunday Night

Are you ready for some more small ball? I hope so because that’s exactly what the Kansas City Chiefs offense will be playing Sunday night at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers. If you think Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz threw short passes and got rid of the football quickly…



Film Room: Chiefs’ Offensive Scouting Report

This year, Josh Carney and I will break down the opposing team’s offense 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. Alex’s Scheme Report Chiefs’ Run Game…



Steelers Opened As 4-Point Home Favorites Over Chiefs

Even though they were drubbed 34-3 on Sunday by the Philadelphia Eagles and will next play a team very similar to them in Week 4, the Pittsburgh Steelers opened the week as a home favorite over the Kansas City Chiefs. After initially opening up as 4-point favorite over the Chiefs…


Week 3 Coaching Tree: The Reid Connection

When the Pittsburgh Steelers take the field Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin will go head to head with the newest branch of the Andy Reid coaching tree, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson. The Steelers have some familiarity with Reid as they are 3-3 against him all-time and defeated his…


Film Room: Keith Butler’s Box Calls

Boxes. They’re great things. They hold Christmas gifts, pizza, engagement rings. Defensive coordinators have boxes too. And they’re a great way to beat bunch concepts. The rules are simple. I learned them from the great Matt Bowen when he still wrote for National Football Post. Four defenders versus three receivers….