Kansas City Chiefs schedule: Five most important games

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Week 7: Pittsburgh Steelers

Jan 3, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during the first quarter in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs have a tough foe in Week 7 when the Pittsburgh Steelers make a trip to Arrowhead Stadium. Pittsburgh is always a tough out, even in years where the personnel does not look overly scary. This is one of those years, although the trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell is certainly rough to deal with.

The Steelers have an awful defense, something Kansas City needs to exploit. After losing Jason Worilds, Brett Keisel, Ike Taylor and Troy Polamalu from the unit, along with Hall-of-Fame defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, Pittsburgh has all types of issues. This is the type of competition where the Chiefs need to take advantage and score at will, perhaps eclipsing 30 points.

At home, the pass rush of Justin Houston and Tamba Hali should be lethal against a mediocre Pittsburgh offensive line. Roethlisberger is a tough quarterback to bring down, but he is also not the most mobile athlete. A hurried Roethlisberger would be a good sign for Kansas City, which is trying to pay the Steelers back for a season-killing Week 16 loss last year.

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