Chiefs schedule release 2015: Breaking down every matchup

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Week 7: Pittsburgh Steelers

Regardless of the year, this is never an easy game. The Steelers come to town looking to beat the Chiefs for the second consecutive season after virtually knocking them out of postseason contention in 2014. Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown are still at the top of their games, with Le’Veon Bell coming off a breakout campaign.

Pittsburgh is going to have to score a ton of points, because the defense is a total mess. The Steelers lost long-time defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and watched as linebacker Jason Worilds retired along with Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor. Due to a horrific salary cap situation, the Steelers were not able to fix any of these issues, even having to cut Brett Keisel to make additional room.

Frankly, Kansas City should beat Pittsburgh. If the Chiefs can play any defense and the offensive line has a pulse, the offense should be able to put up 30 points. The Steelers are going to have a tough time making it back to the postseason after so many sustained losses on defense.

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