5 Chiefs Who Will Play Shockingly Well Against Pittsburgh

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Dec 14, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) carries the ball as Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin (93) defends during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-13. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

RB Jamaal Charles

Who else?

Last week showed that the Chiefs can be good with a strong passing game and gnarly defense against a bad team. But, to be great, which is what it will take to win this game, they are going to need a big performance from their best player.

Luckily, if any single player on the squad has Pittsburgh’s number, it’s Charles. In 2012, Charles ran for 100 yards and a TD to give the team their first lead of the season in Week 9 against the Steelers. In their previous meeting, he returned a kickoff 97 yards for a TD and caught TD pass against them.

Unfortunately, Charles has been fighting a series of injuries this season and it’s clear that the coaching staff has tried to rest him the last two weeks. I expect to see a heavy dose of RB Knile Davis, but if the Chiefs win this game, it’ll be on the back of one or two great plays made by the Man of Speed.