Coffee with the Chiefs – Pittsburgh fans are coming


Good morning, Addicts! It’s a Red Friday for those of us who love the Kansas City Chiefs, but there is also something else going on in the metroplex that is pretty damn special. The Kansas City Royals are trying to punch their ticket to a second consecutive World Series tonight in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. Can Yordano Ventura get the job done and lead the Royals back to the biggest stage?

Alright, here is the news you need to know:

Steelers fans are coming to invade Arrowhead on Sunday afternoon Adam Teicher of ESPN

"The last home game at Arrowhead, two weeks ago against the Chicago Bears, featured a large number of fans rooting for the road team. Bears fans also traditionally travel well."

Jamaal Charles undergoes ACL surgeryAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Jamaal Charles had surgery to repair the torn ACL in his right knee, a procedure that begins the road to a return for the Kansas City Chiefs’ star running back."

Alex Smith and the Chiefs need to be ready for Steelers’ pressureJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"A couple of problems with the Chiefs and blitzes. First, per PFF, Alex Smith is being pressured on 37.5 percent of his drop backs and sacked on 24 percent of those. Only Marcus Mariota has a higher percentage (which is kind of ironic given the pre-draft comparisons between the two). Second, the Chiefs don’t have Jamaal Charles, who was good at picking up blitzes."

Chiefs are likely to face third-string quarterbackKeith Massoth of Stats, Inc.

"Through the first two weeks, Pittsburgh ranked first in total yards per game (458.5), second in passing yards (349.5) and third in points (32.0). Since Week 3, however — when Vick stepped in for Roethlisberger — the Steelers rank toward the bottom of the NFL in total yards (295.3) and passing yards (164.0) and have averaged 20.3 points."