The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs are set to face off in the AFC Divisional Round this Sunday. Who will win?
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The Case for Kansas City
The Kansas City Royals have been the best team in baseball since the All-Star break. They have the best record in the majors, and they’re coming into the playoffs on a hot streak. The Royals also have a strong pitching staff, and they’re playing in a friendly ballpark. The case for Kansas City is strong.
The Chiefs have the best offense in the NFL
The Kansas City Chiefs have the best offense in the NFL, and it’s not even close. They ranked first in points per game (35.3), yards per game (425.6), and first downs per game (23.3). The Chiefs also had the best third-down percentage (47%) and were second in the red zone (64%).
The Chiefs’ skill players are the best in the business. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the reigning MVP, and he has a bevy of weapons at his disposal, including wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who is arguably the fastest player in the NFL, and tight end Travis Kelce, who is one of the best route-runners in the league. The Chiefs also have a stud running back in Damien Williams, who averaged 5.1 yards per carry this season.
The Chiefs’ offensive line is excellent as well, as they only allowed 22 sacks this season, which was tied for seventh-fewest in the NFL.
The bottom line is this: The Kansas City Chiefs have an unstoppable offense, and they will be tough to beat in the playoffs.
The Chiefs have a strong defense
The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the best teams in the NFL, and their defense is a big reason why. The Chiefs have a strong front seven that can stop the run and get after the quarterback, and they have a talented secondary that can make life difficult for opposing quarterbacks. In addition, the Chiefs have a quality kicking game and a strong coaching staff.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are also one of the best teams in the NFL, but their offense is their strength. The Steelers have a balanced offense that can score points in a variety of ways, and they have a quarterback in Ben Roethlisberger who is capable of making plays when the game is on the line. In addition, the Steelers have a strong kicking game and a talented group of wide receivers.
So, who will win? It’s tough to say. Both teams are very good, and both have strengths that could give them an advantage in this game. In the end, it may come down to who makes more plays on offense or which team has more luck on special teams.
The Case for Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Steelers have been one of the most successful teams in the NFL over the past decade. They have won two Super Bowls and have been to the playoffs six times. The Kansas City Chiefs, on the other hand, have only been to the playoffs once in the past decade.
The Steelers have a strong defense
In recent years, the Steelers defense has been ranked in the top five in the NFL in terms of fewest yards allowed. They’re especially tough against the pass, and they have a number of game-changing players on that side of the ball. Linebacker Ryan Shazier is a tackling machine, and defensive end Cameron Heyward is one of the best in the business at getting to the quarterback.
The Steelers have a good offense
The Steelers have one of the best offenses in the NFL. They are led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is a two-time Super Bowl champion and was the NFL’s MVP in 2008. The Steelers also have one of the best running backs in the league in Le’Veon Bell, and a very good wide receiver in Antonio Brown.
The Kansas City Chiefs have a good offense too, led by quarterback Alex Smith. But the Steelers’ offense is better. And that’s why I think the Steelers will win this game.
Who Will Win?
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The Chiefs have a better offense
The off-season brought many changes to the Kansas City Chiefs, but they kept the core of their offensive unit intact. The Rams made more headlines with their offseason acquisitions, but the Chiefs made subtle improvements to an already strong offensive line. The result is an offense that should be one of the best in the NFL in 2019.
The Pittsburgh Steelers also have a strong offensive unit, but they lost some key players in the off-season. Running back Le’Veon Bell and receiver Antonio Brown are both gone, and those are two big holes to fill. The Steelers did make some good additions in the off-season, but they’ll need them to play well if they want to keep up with the Chiefs’ high-powered offense.
The Steelers have a better defense
The Steelers have the best defense in the NFL, while the Kansas City Chiefs have a good defense but not an elite one. The Steelers’ defense has been particularly good against the pass this season, while the Chiefs’ defense has been better against the run.
The Chiefs’ offense is better than the Steelers’ offense, but not by much. The biggest difference between the two offenses is that the Chiefs have a very good quarterback in Patrick Mahomes, while the Steelers’ quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, is very good but not quite at Mahomes’ level.
So, if we give the Chiefs’ offense a slight edge over the Steelers’ offense and the Steelers’ defense a significant edge over the Chiefs’ defense, it seems like the Steelers should be favored to win.
The Chiefs have the home-field advantage
The Chiefs have the home-field advantage and this could be the deciding factor in the game. The noise level at Arrowhead Stadium is well-known and can be a factor in disrupting the opposing team’s offense. The Bengals are 0-6 on the road this season, so that doesn’t bode well for them.