A victory in Kansas City was enough to qualify for the playoffs and despite the absence of a Travis Kelce in full flurry lately it has never been the shadow of a doubt against the Steelers overtaken from start to finish. end.
On the Missouri side, in great shape, Patrick Mahomes is enjoying the luxury of becoming the record holder for touchdowns thrown at the Arrowhead. Clyde Edwards-Helaire walked out complaining about the collarbone.

17 first downs for Kansas City against 6 for the Steelers, 255 yards against 109, 20 minutes of possession against 10. There was only one team on the field in that first half. A difference that is also reflected on the scoreboard. A first drive of 8 minutes exhausts the defenders of Steel City. The latter are powerless against the connection Patrick Mahomes (23/30, 258 yards, 3 TD) – Tyreek Hill (2 REC, 19 yards) and it is Clyde Edwards-Helaire (9 races, 27 yards, 1 TD) who sheds the first blood of a strong race (7-0).

With an attack unable to hold the ball, like Big Ben (23/35, 159 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) who is intercepted on his first ball of the match, the Steelers defense never recovers from this first drive and Kansas City takes pleasure in putting her to death. With ease, Andy Reid’s men score on each of their first four drives. First with a touchdown from Byron Pringle (6 REC, 75 yards, 2 TD) then on a 37-yard field goal before Mecole Hardman completed the big job of Derrick Gore (12 races, 43 yards; 3 REC, 61 yards), who takes 68 yards to his credit on this possession, with his touchdown of 8 yards. (23-0).

In the Steelers, outbursts of pride will be very low. A good run from 21 yards from Najee Harris (19 runs, 93 yards) and a big reception from Chase Claypool (4 receptions, 41 yrads) from 24 yards put Chris Boswell in a position to score the first points of the yellows and whites. But even the Steelers metronome is wrong with a very unusual miss on a 36-yard field goal.

It has been three straight weeks since Pittsburgh are more than three possessions behind their opponents into the second half. If it created the scenario for a superb comeback against the Titans, this time around the sinking continued.

Upon returning from the locker room, Diontae Johnson loses the ball without contact and Tyrann Mathieu does not hesitate to take it. This time around, it’s Damien Williams who shines and Byron Pringle who concludes his superb game by beating the entire Steelers rearguard in two body shakes. (30-0)

The Steelers can still save the honor. A slight defensive pass interference from Larry Sneed allows Pittsburgh to put themselves in a position to unlock their counter, but after three missed passes from Ben Roethlisberger, they have to settle for a field goal from Chris Boswell (30-3)

The Chiefs continue to swallow the clock, adding a first and then a second field goal. (36-3) There are 10 minutes to go and the substitutes are already on the field in Kansas City. Ben Roethlisberger saved the honor by finding Diontae Johnson for a 15-yard touchdown on the only possession in the game for Pittsburgh (36-10).

The garbage time will show the promises of Mason Rudolph (5/8, 35 yards) and the difficulties of Chad Henne to catch the snap, but the essential is elsewhere. The chase gets tough for the Steelers as the Chiefs win their 6th straight division title.

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