The Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday October 15th in Kansas City falling short in the 4th quarter attempting the nine point comeback.
The 5-0 Chiefs started very slow against the 3-2 Steelers at home. Going into the 4th quarter trailing twelve to three, they cut into the lead with a 57-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver D’anthony Thomas from quarterback Alex Smith, Then, just needing a defensive stop for two yards on 3rd down the Chiefs gave up a touchdown to Steelers receiver Antonio Brown, pushing the Steelers lead to 19-10. The Chiefs would respond with a 33-yard field goal cutting the Steelers lead to six with a score of 19-13.
With 2 minutes left the Chiefs defense stopped the Steelers offense and was able to give the ball back to Alex Smith and company for a final drive. Despite efforts by the Chiefs offense to mount a closing touchdown, the Chiefs fell in the end with the final score being 19 to 13. The Chiefs fell to 5-1 on the season but still lead the AFC west division.
“We just didn’t execute at all”, says quarterback Alex Smith of the Chiefs in a press conference following the game.
Kansas City’s last drive to tie the game with the Steelers was crushed by linebacker James Harrison on 3rd and 10 with a 9-yard sack putting the Chiefs at 4th and 19 with one last chance to tie but ended with an incomplete pass by Alex Smith intended for D’anthony Thomas.
“It took a total team effort”, says running back for Pittsburgh Le’veon Bell.
The Kansas City Chiefs will be heading to Oakland next Sunday looking for another win against the 2-4 Raiders,while the Steelers will be hosting the 2-3 Cincinnati Bengals Hope you enjoy those exciting games!