Steelers vs. Chiefs: Storylines in Divisional round
By David Thomas
The Chiefs have not been great in the postseason. As FiveThirtyEight stated, the Chiefs are No. 1 in the NFL at failing expectations in the playoffs. In 16 playoff games since 1990 the Chiefs have won just four. In ’95, ’97, and ’03 the Chiefs had a first round bye and lost. So far this season has played out like a storytale, and this could be our week facing our greatest fear/enemy.
Over the past 20 years no team has made the Super Bowl with less than 24 forced turnovers. The only two teams who meet the requirement are the Chiefs and Packers. Could this be history repeating itself 50 years later?
Countless pundits believe that we are the only team in the NFL that can beat the Patriots. We have an offense that can score quickly and often, play making defense, and make few mistakes. The Steelers are seen as a team that can score 30+ points as often as they fall flat on their face. Pittsburgh ranks 31st in offensive consistency by Football Outsiders. So who will it be? Who deserves to move on? We’ll see this Sunday.