The Matchup That Can Sink the Chiefs’ Playoff Hopes


A playoff berth is on the line, and it all comes down to this – but the Chiefs have nobody to blame but themselves.

On this episode of Roughing the Kicker, Joshua Brisco and Ryan Landreth break down the Chiefs playoff-level showdown vs. the Steelers and boil it down into the key matchups to watch.

Share your predictions in the comments and tell us what you think of our breakdown.

An up-and-down season can end on Sunday. Or, if you’re an optimist, it could just be beginning. I’ll be honest: I’m terrified of what Le’Veon Bell may do to this run defense. Listen to the show for all of the stats, reasons, and final predictions, but a lot of them do not look good for the Chiefs.

Would you take Andy Reid over Mike Tomlin? Will the Chiefs pull the upset on Sunday? How or why not? I feel like all I can do is ask questions because I don’t like most of the answers. The Chiefs have the defensive backfield to slow down Roethlisberger and Brown, but I’m afraid that Bell will move the ball and keep the Chiefs offense on the sidelines. (The Chiefs offense that probably won’t run the ball enough.) But hey. Hope lives, at least until noon on Sunday.

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Roughing the Kicker is a twice-a-week podcast on Arrowhead Addict Radio, hosted by Joshua Brisco and Ryan Landreth. RTK is about the Kansas City Chiefs and the NFL through the eyes of Chiefs fans.