6 Things to Know About The Pittsburgh Steelers

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5. The Steelers’ Passing Game Is Their Biggest Strength

Nov 30, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) prepares to throw a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the second half at Heinz Field. The Saints won the game, 35-32. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

According to profootballreference.com, Pittsburgh ranks second in the league in passing offense. Big Ben Roethlisberger has lit up opposing teams to the tune of 29 touchdowns, while completing 67.2 percent of his passes and averaging 315 yards per game.

Many Chiefs fans would kill for QB play like that. Thankfully, Kansas City has an equally impressive passing defense, also ranked second in the league. That defense has held opposing QBs to 21 touchdowns, under 200 yards per game and a completion percentage of 57.6.

If Roethlisberger is held to the Kansas City defense’s season averages, then it will be only the third time he will have had less than a 58 completion percentage, and only the second time he will have thrown for less than 200 yards this year. The battle should be interesting, and if the Chiefs defense wins, it will be a big advantage for KC.