The Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers for the second time in just three or four weeks on Sunday night, which means Mike Tomlin and his team have earned some sort of frequent visitor pass to Arrowhead. We’re pretty sure they’d rather not possess it at all.
The results of the first game scheduled between these teams went exactly as Chiefs Kingdom could have hoped. The offense had no problems moving the chains, despite the lack of Travis Kelce in the lineup, while the defense held the Steelers to only 3 points through three quarters before giving up another touchdown in garbage time.
If the Steelers are going to make a real contest out of this, they’re going to have to significantly alter their game plan and hope that Ben Roethlisberger has it in him to put on the best performance of the last couple of seasons. Is that possible? Perhaps. At this point, however, it’s hard to find anyone who believes.
Chiefs Injury Report vs Pittsburgh Steelers Wild Card Round
The Steelers had five players of concern on the team’s injury report coming into the week, including quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and running back Najee Harris, but all five were full participants on Friday for practice. Harris is the only one with any designation of any kind, and despite it being questionable, his full participation looks good heading into Sunday night.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire injury update
The Chiefs looked like they might have been playing it safe with Edwards-Helaire leading up to the postseason after telling reporters that the running back’s MRI looked good in terms of any long-term damage. Edwards-Helaire first injured his shoulder/collarbone after the last time they played Pittsburgh in Week 16, however, now the team also announced he won’t return in time to play them in the Wild Card round. It’s clear he’s close given that he’s avoided injured reserve but the Chiefs will have to hope Darrel Williams is good for Sunday to lead the stable.
Chiefs vs Steelers Odds, Spread, Over/Under & Betting Pick Wild Card round
WynnBET’s Week 18 NFL odds have the Chiefs favored by 13 points, which suggests a clear disparity in the way these teams are viewed. The Chiefs claimed the very first postseason spot of any team in the AFC, while the Steelers were very fortunate to have stumbled into the postseason thanks to other teams losing easy games (Colts to the Jaguars, for one). The Chiefs have a money line of -700 and the Steelers are at +500 with an over/under right now of 46.5 points.
What Channel is the Chiefs Game On Wild Card round
The Chiefs game today will be broadcast on NBC at 7:15 p.m. C.T. from Arrowhead Stadium