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Sunday, October 2, the Kansas City Chiefs square off against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game, to be played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh is slated for a 8:30 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on the NBC. Read on for our Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers preview.
According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Pittsburgh wins the matchup between the two teams 58.9% of the time. The spread also suggests that the Steelers are the favorite to win the matchup.
The contest is scheduled to be played at Heinz Field which has a capacity of 65,050 fans.
Spread: Pittsburgh Steelers -6
Game Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers preview:
After traveling to Pittsburgh, the Chiefs get a break with a Week 5 bye before heading to Oakland to take on the Raiders in Week 6. Kansas City the faces Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints in Week 7 before traveling to take on Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8.
The Steelers host the New York Jets in Week 5 after the Chiefs make the trip to Pittsburgh in Week 4. The Steelers the travel to Miami to face the Dolphins before Tom Brady and the Patriots make their way to Pittsburgh for an AFC showdown.
The Chiefs sit at 2-1 on the season, and are coming off of a dominating 24-3 win over the New York Jets in Week 3. Kansas City opened the season with a win over the San Diego Chargers, but then stumbled against the Houston Texans in Week 2.
The Steelers got absolutely spanked last week in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles, but still stand at 2-1 on the season thanks to wins over the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals in Weeks 1 and 2.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is in his fourth season with the team and enters this matchup with a 163-111-1 record as a head coach in the NFL.
Mike Tomlin is in his 10th season at the helm of the Pittsburgh Steelers and brings a 94-52 record into this weekend’s game.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers have faced each other 31 times in history. The Steelers hold a 20-10 lead in regular season meetings, but the Chiefs hold a 1-0 edge in the playoffs.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers prediction:
Le'Veon Bell is back from his three game suspension, and will be eager to prove he's still a premier back in the NFL. The Steelers are also looking to bounce back from an embarrassing loss to the Eagles. The game will be close, but the Steelers will do just enough to squeak out a win.
Pittsburgh 27, Kansas City 24