Steelers did “enough” in KC, need more next Sunday

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After they beat the Texans on Saturday night, the word from the Patriots was that they needed to play better if they are going to advance to the seventh Super Bowl of the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era.

The message in the Steelers locker room after Sunday night’s 18-16 win over the Chiefs sounded pretty similar. The Steelers moved the ball for much of the game, but settled for six Chris Boswell field goals because they couldn’t get the ball into the end zone. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said that was “enough” to get the job done on Sunday, but the consensus was that enough won’t be enough in New England.

Guard David DeCastro said the team needs to be better and running back Le’Veon Bell said they’ll need “better than our A-game.”

“There are a lot of things to do to be successful against them,” Roethlisberger said, via ESPN.com. “They are the best in the world for a reason. We’ve got to score points, can’t turn the ball over.”

The Patriots beat the Steelers 27-16 in the regular season, but Roethlisberger missed the game with an injury. He’ll be back this time for what the Steelers hope will be a better effort all around.

46 responses to “Steelers did “enough” in KC, need more next Sunday

  1. “Steelers did “enough” in KC, need more next Sunday”
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    Yeah, like 40 more.
    Good luck with that.

  2. All respect to the Patriots, the Steelers are going to have to play a perfect game to win in Foxboro and I think they recognize that. The Patriots are #1 until they lose, they absolutely should be favored to win this game and the Super Bowl after that.

    Go Steelers!

  3. Certainly, the Steelers won’t be going to the Super Bowl without some TD production. However, that has been KC’s defense, pretty much, all year…give up the yards, but hold them out of the end zone. KC is a tough place to play…add the fact that play calling was trash inside the red zone, and there you have it.

    I hope they win in NE, but as of late, they have not had a lot of success up there…I think it will be tight game, maybe won or lost in the last minute.

    To the non-troll NE fans…hope we have a good game! To the trolls…go pound sand.

  4. Hope is probably all the game plan that Triplin, Joey & the rest of the scumb*g Stiller cheerleader squad can come up with. Can’t wait to watch this sorry defense take a beating.

  5. Patriots will also need to play much better if they expect to win Sunday. Brady was poor, and this isn’t the 2015 squad.

    The regular season New England win in which Landry Jones had the Steelers within a score in the fourth quarter is irrelevant now.

  6. This game has all the makings of a classic, and should go down to the wire.
    The biggest difference between them, and what will probably decide the game in the end, is the coaching. I’ll take the Hoodie in this matchup.

  7. Has anyone happened to notice that it will be Brady / Manning / Roethlisburger / Flacco to represent the AFC again in the super bowl for the 14th straight year. Crazy

  8. I’m not sure they need to, or can’t. The Chiefs are a more complete team than the Patriots (sorry Pats fans). They play tougher – and they can take a hit. Sure, Alex Smith is no Brady, but he doesn’t have to be because his assets are more complete. AND they play in the very tough AFC West, not the diaper wearing AFC East.

  9. Tom Brady’s career stats V Pitt (including playoffs, both @ Pitt):

    9-2, 69% completions, 113.1 Passer Rating, 26 TD, 3 Int. And those games were almost all against better defenses than the 2016 edition of the Steelers. It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 years since they met in the post-season!

  10. Brady, Ben, Rodgers, Ryan.

    The 4 best QBs still playing.

    The way it should be. 🙂

  11. Hat off to the Chiefs they played a good game. Steelers played great, wish they could have scored some td’s though. That is a concern going into Foxboro. The keys to this game, is Bell once again. The way he is running right now, you gotta ride that wave into the super bowl. The Patriots are favored in this game but I like our chances. Go Steelers!!

  12. Maybe they will get the gifts that the refs gave them in KC, the non pass interference call before half and the bs holding call on the 2 point conversion. Only when the score could change are the zebras there to help. They should check that refs bank account and see how much he got. I remember one other holding call all game long ( on KC’s center) no not a single one on Pittsburgh, and then they decide to start calling holding when it changes the score against the refs favorites, pure bull crap. Obviously the Chiefs got run on all game long, but they somehow made a close game of it, I just wish that ref would have kept his favoritism out of it. You see it each week, certain teams get bogus calls that help them win, kinda reminded me of a donkey game. I am now rooting for the Patriots to send them back home where they belong.

  13. I have a feeling the Steelers will find their offense and it will be a higher scoring game next weekend, but the Patriots will win it.

    But at least we don’t have to listen to anymore Chiefs fans whine about how underrated they are.

  14. I could care less about either the Pats or the Steelers. But I know that the Steelers better pack a big lunch if they think they can beat Bilichick and Brady in NE. Their defense is as good as KC and their offense is 4X better than KC…..My prediction… 35-20 Patriots.

  15. I wonder if Eric Fisher will sue the NFL after getting called for holding on the 2-point conversion.

  16. Couple of observations:

    1. Steelers’ play calling in the red zone has to be better, don’t know if which one of the geniuses, Ben, Haley or Tomlin called for the pass at 1st and goal, but you have a guy who ran for 177 yards in the game and you don’t give him the ball?

    2. New England is the best there is; Belichek is the bar to which all coaches should strive for.

    3. Really want the game to be officiated so that there are not controversies.

    4. Rooting for the Steelers’, but know it’s an uphill battle.

  17. Oops, and

    5. How about that old man, James Harrison? Comes to play every single day. New England needs to find a way to stop him because, if he gets to Brady, it’s going to be a long, long night.

  18. Roethlisberger is right. KC played bend don’t break D, held Pittsburgh to 18 and still lost. Belichick is the master of the bend don’t break D and the Pats offense won’t be held to 16 at home. Doubt the kiddies will let us have it but if the trolling can be held to a minimum we should have a good week leading up to a good game. It would be nice to actually talk football with the knowledgeable section of Pittsburgh’s fan base, too bad the fools will probably be drowning it out with their noise

  19. well Tomlin has already started building his EXCUSES..

    the headsets didnt work right… we didnt have enough rest…

    New England has been whooping on the Steelers for over 20 years now… that AINT gonna change.

    Start whining now Tomlin you punk.

  20. New England is going to win. I just hope the game isn’t decided on a holding call. The refs in kc last night who also get the super bowl to watch and learn what the refs did in the Dallas/Green Bay game. We as NFL fans were robbed of what would have been another classic finish.

  21. It’s funny how neither team played their best in the divisional round but did enough to win. Should set up an epic AFCCG.

  22. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    Jan 16, 2017 9:00 AM
    Brady, Ben, Rodgers, Ryan.

    The 4 best QBs still playing.

    The way it should be. 🙂
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    Pay attention Rick Smith, Bob McNair, etc…

  23. six field goals, the steelers dont want it. now they play the patriots that now and ever have only squeeked by with their wins in the playoffs. neither of them ‘want it’, falcons sb champions.

  24. Pittsburgh couldn’t get in the endzone six times against the Chiefs…… imagine what they’ll do against the defense that gave up the fewest points!

  25. steelpenguin6687 says:
    Jan 16, 2017 8:15 AM
    Certainly, the Steelers won’t be going to the Super Bowl without some TD production. However, that has been KC’s defense, pretty much, all year…give up the yards, but hold them out of the end zone. KC is a tough place to play…add the fact that play calling was trash inside the red zone, and there you have it.

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    Actually that has been the Pats defense all year. You know the number 1 scoring defense in the league???

  26. domain7722 says:
    Jan 16, 2017 10:22 AM
    six field goals, the steelers dont want it. now they play the patriots that now and ever have only squeeked by with their wins in the playoffs. neither of them ‘want it’, falcons sb champions.

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    My brain hurts after reading that…

  27. The only threat to the Patriots in the AFC playoffs retired last year, Peyton Manning. Big Ben is not a threat and never has been. The Steelers will be swiftly dismantled this Sunday and sent home.

  28. “justtherealfacts says:
    Jan 16, 2017 11:26 AM
    Glad the steelers god their bad game out of the way this week, now they will score 45 against that pathetic defense in Boston!”

    That defense that allowed fewer points than any other in the NFL?

  29. “ctiggs says:
    Jan 16, 2017 10:47 AM
    People do realize the pats played like crap last game had they been playing Ben instead of Brock the pats would have loss”


    I doubt that. No one player is going to make up 18 points. It certainly would have been more competitive. I think people are remembering Big Ben from a decade ago.

    He’s been an above average, to slightly above average, QB for some time now, especially when you consider he probably has the best RB and receiver in the NFL on his side.

  30. It would be super cool if Big Ben could get a touchdown. Oh … and don’t call off a run to Le’Veon Bell in order to throw a pick on FIRST and goal at the FIVE.

  31. Chiefs, LMAO.

    Tomahawk chop right out of the playoffs 1 and done. All field goals too LMAO.

  32. dsigrey says:
    Jan 16, 2017 10:52 AM
    steelpenguin6687 says:
    Jan 16, 2017 8:15 AM
    Certainly, the Steelers won’t be going to the Super Bowl without some TD production. However, that has been KC’s defense, pretty much, all year…give up the yards, but hold them out of the end zone. KC is a tough place to play…add the fact that play calling was trash inside the red zone, and there you have it.

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    Actually that has been the Pats defense all year. You know the number 1 scoring defense in the league???
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    Good for the Pats, and what is your point??? I wasn’t talking about the Pats’ game…the point was, when you have that kind of D, and your play calling is terrible…you aren’t going to score TDs…troll on…

  33. Congrats to the refs. They did a good job handing the game to the Steelers. They missed almost all the Steelers’ face mask and holding calls and then figured they could all go home early if they dreamed up a holding call againt Kansas City. Does this mean that this team of refs gets to go to the AFC championship? It should, because they were the only ones who actually won the game. Certainly not the red zone paralyzed Steelers.

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