The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 10-5, after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 20-12 at Heinz Field and clinching at the very least a wild card spot in the playoffs.
The Steelers were very efficient and business like on offense going turn over free and making plays when it counted.
The Steelers defense took care of business collecting 6 sacks ,a fumble and not allowing a touchdown.
Let’s now take a look at the Good, the Bad & the Ugly of the Steelers 20-12 victory.
The Steelers offense once again committed no turnovers.Ben Roethlisberger completed 18-25 for 220 yards and 1 touchdown pass. He had a QB rating of 112.1.
Le’Veon Bell ran 20 times for 63 yards and a touchdown.
Antonio Brown caught 7 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown.
Heath Miller also caught 7 passes for 68 yards, making many key grabs.
The Steelers offensive line allowed only one sack,keeping Roethlisberger clean most of the day.
On defense the Steelers stopped the Chiefs running game holding them to 2.7 yards a rushing attempt. The defense gave up some passing yards but allowed no touchdowns in the game.
They harassed QB Alex Smith most of the day collecting 6 sacks in all. James Harrison had 1.5 sacks and was key in stopping the run.Cam Heyward also had 1.5 sacks and continued his great play.
Lawrence Timmons was a tackling machine with 13 tackles and a big stop on 4th down. He should make his first Pro Bowl appearance this season.
Jason Worilds led the team with 2 sacks. Rookie Stephon Tuitt had a sack and forced a fumble and looks to be a force for the future. Vince Williams recovered that fumble and also had another good game registering 3 tackles on defense and 3 on special teams.
The bottom line is the Steelers played a very focused and business like game and took care of business on both sides of the ball.
The Steelers played an all around good game but the secondary did give up over 300 yards passing to a team not known for its passing game. The secondary must improve moving forward as the oppositions passing games will get tougher moving into the playoffs.
Really, there is not much ugly to talk about. The Steelers are 10-5 and heading to the playoffs after a two year hiatus. They have exceeded most expectations and seem to be coming together as a team at the right time of the season. They have a chance to win their division Sunday night and anything is possible in the playoffs.