Chiefs vs. Steelers Recap: Earning Their Arrowheads


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The Chiefs beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-20 last Saturday night, and it was done it epic fashion.

Yes, a preseason game can be considered epic, especially when that preseason game goes into overtime.

Chase Daniel led the Chiefs down the field to score a touchdown on the first drive of overtime, and Kansas City left Pittsburgh with its first win of the 2013 preseason.

It was a big moment for the Chiefs as a unit, but it wasn’t Kansas City’s only big moment that game. Throughout the course of the game there were some big plays made, and some very important players stepped up.

Here are the three Arrowheads that will be awarded by us here at Arrowhead Addict.

Arrowhead #3: Chase Daniel, QB

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Chase Daniel had himself a nice night, which is all you can ask for as a backup in the preseason. He led the Chiefs downfield in overtime and won the game by hitting a wide open Rico Richardson in the corner of the end zone.

Overall, Daniel went 14-of-24 for 158 yards and one touchdown.

Arrowhead #2: Knile Davis, RB

Knile Davis looks like he’s going to be a good No. 2 running back for Kansas City. He also looks like he’s starting to get into the swing of things in regard to returning kicks. Davis returned two kicks, and took one 109 yards to the house. He finished with 129 total kick return yards on the night, averaging 64.5 yards per return.

He did have one fumble vs. the Steelers, but that return more than made up for it.

Note: This is the second week in a row Davis has earned an Arrowhead.

Arrowhead #1: Alex Smith, QB

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Alex Smith deserves this Arrowhead simply because he took huge hit from Troy Polamalu and bounced right back up as if nothing happened. That’s called being a leader as a quarterback, and that’s the moment I’ll personally remember from this 2013 preseason.

Oh, Smith also went 17-of-24 for 158 yards and a touchdown. He also notched a 38 yard run, so there’s that.