Pittsburgh Steelers Vs. Kansas City Chiefs GameDay, Odds, TV/Radio, And Preview


The Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5) seek to remain in the hunt for first place in the AFC North on Sunday when they host the Kansas City Chiefs (8-6), who are tied for second place in the AFC West with the San Diego Chargers.

This matchup marks the 29th time that these two teams have met during the regular season, and it is the 14th time they have gotten together in Pittsburgh. Two of the last four contests have gone into overtime. It is just the fifth time they have met on the gridiron in December.

Last week, Mike Tomlin‘s squad grounded the Falcons 27-20 in Atlanta, while Kansas City won at Arrowhead Stadium 31-13 over the Oakland Raiders. The Black and Gold are 4-2 along the North Shore while the Chiefs are 3-4 on the road this season.

When: Sunday, Dec. 21

Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET

Where: Heinz Field

Playing Surface: Natural Grass

Series History: Began in 1970

Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead 19-9

At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead 9-4

At Kansas City: Steelers lead 10-5

Streak: Steelers won previous two matchups

Last Regular Season Meeting: Nov. 12, 2012 in Pittsburgh (Steelers 16, Chiefs 13 in OT)

Neutral Sites: N/A

Post Season Record: Chiefs 1-0

Last Post Season Meeting: AFC Wild Card Game on Jan. 8, 1994 in Kansas City (Steelers 24, Chiefs 27 in OT)

Television: CBS

Announcers: Greg Gumbel and Trent Green with Evan Washburn on the sideline

Local Radio: WDVE 102.5 FM / WBGG 970 AM – Steelers Radio Network

Announcers: Bill Hillgrove and Tunch Ilkin with Craig Wolfley on the sideline

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: XM Channel 232, XM Channel 824

Spanish Radio: Available on Steelers.com/espanol

Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket

Odds: Steelers -3 per the Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 47.

Weather Channel Online Forecast: Mostly Sunny with a few afternoon clouds and a High of 39. There is a zero percent chance of rain or snow.

Pittsburgh’s offense has put up at least 27 points in seven of their past eight games. They lead the NFL in total offense with 424.9 yards per game. Between quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le’Veon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown, who do you think is going to have the biggest impact against Kansas City? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Wide receiver Markus Wheaton took care of business last week against the Falcons as he caught all five passes thrown his way for 66 yards. He was on the field for 35 of the 59 snap counts by the offense.

Injuries for the Steelers: Listed As Doubtfull: Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor. Questionable: Matt Spaeth. Probable: William Gay, Marcus Gilbert, James Harrison, Steve McLendon, Heath Miller, Michael Mitchell, Maurkice Pouncey, Ben Roethlisberger and Markus Wheaton.

Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith has completed 272 of 419 passes for 2,954 yards, six interceptions, and 18 touchdowns this season. However, none of his touchdown throws have made it into the hands of a Kansas City wide receiver. They have gone to tight ends Travis Kelce or Anthony Fasano or running backs Jamaal Charles Anthony Sherman, Joe McKnight, and Knile Davis.

Outside linebacker Justin Houston has 17 sacks and three forced fumbles for the Kansas City defense while Pittsburgh center Maurkice Pouncey could have problems with nose tackle Dontari Poe, who has contributed five sacks and 40 tackles.

Injuries for the Chiefs: Questionable – wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and linebacker Tamba Hall. Probable – defensive end Allen Bailey, running back Jamaal Charles, tight end Anthony Fasano, guard Zach Fulton, cornerback Phillip Gaines, defensive end Jaye Howard, linebacker Joshua Mauga, linebacker Joe Mays, cornerbacks Christopher Owens and Sean Smith.

Key To The Game: According to ESPN Stats and Information, Roethlisberger has 36 300-yard passing games in his career, including eight this season. The Chiefs, on the other hand, have not surrendered 300 yards to a passer this season. They had four sacks last week of Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr.

My Prediction: Pittsburgh Steelers 28 and Kansas City Chiefs 17

Up Next: The Black and Gold closes out the regular season on Sunday, Dec. 28 when they host the leaders of the AFC North, the Cincinnati Bengals (9-4-1). Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on CBS.