Chiefs drop Steelers to 0-1-1 with 42-37 win

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The Chiefs won their second consecutive road game, dropping the Steelers to 0-1-1.

It was a coming out party for Patrick Mahomes — if he hadn’t already had one — with a record-setting performance. It’s a safe bet the second-year quarterback will win AFC offensive player of the week.

He went 23-of-28 for 326 yards and six touchdowns. Yes, six.

Mahomes tied Len Dawson’s team record for touchdown passes in a single game, with Dawson throwing his six against the Broncos on Nov. 1, 1964.

Mahomes has 10 touchdown passes and no interceptions this season, having thrown a mere four against the Chargers last week.

That is an NFL record for the most touchdown passes through the first two games of the season. Drew Brees (2009) and Peyton Manning (2013) previously held the record with nine each in their team’s first two games.

Travis Kelce caught seven passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Sammy Watkins caught six passes for 100 yards. Tyreek Hill caught five passes for 90 yards and a touchdown. Chris Conley, Kareem Hunt and Demarcus Robinson each had a touchdown catch.

Ben Roethlisberger rebounded from a slow start to put up some huge numbers of his own and keep the Steelers in the game. He completed 39 of 60 passes for 452 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for a touchdown.

Jesse James caught five passes for 138 yards and a touchdown, and JuJu Smith-Schuster caught 13 for 121 yards and a score. Antonio Brown had nine catches but only for 67 yards.

James Conner gained only 17 yards and scored a touchdown on eight carries as the Steelers went into catch-up mode early after falling behind 21-0 in the first quarter.

The Steelers needed a stop after closing to within five points, but the Chiefs ran out the final 1:59. Mahomes had a brief scare when he fumbled the snap at his own 35 with 1:40 left, but he recovered, allowing the Chiefs to remain perfect on the season.

51 responses to “Chiefs drop Steelers to 0-1-1 with 42-37 win

  1. The Steeler DBs are the worst in the NFL so what Mahomes did is nothing spectacular IMO. The Steelers DC is also the worst in the NFL.
    Bortles did the same thing to the Steelers in the playoffs.
    Don’t give mahomes too much credit, he will come crashing down to earth soon and when he does I hope that the media treats him fairly. That means criticize him just as harshly as they would Peterman, Fitz, or Bortles.

  2. Steelers fan here. I said before the game no way Mahomes comes in and gets a W with a 55% completion percentage. I was right, just not in the way I anticipated. Man he balled out. The offense looked spectacular with him under center.

  3. Not a single good coach on the defensive side of the ball. A terrible head coach. Twelve penalties, a majority of which were very meaningful. No discipline at all. Only 13 rushing attempts. Tomlin has lost control of the locker room and the team. Very sad to see the Steelers become an also ran team. This is going to be very long season of disappointment. If senior management doesn’t step up to the plate and make major changes this will continue.

  4. It’s obviously time to put Mason in. What have they got to lose? Another loss. Whose to say they won’t anyway.

  5. I thought Conner looked good when he was running, but it’s hard to keep at it when the other time has a big lead. Pretty sure Bell wasn’t going to help (unless he can coach defense or play CB).

  6. Steelers have talent on offense but their defense sucks. They’re aren’t going to go far if their D plays dumb football

  7. thefiesty1 says:
    September 16, 2018 at 5:19 pm
    It’s obviously time to put Mason in. What have they got to lose? Another loss. Whose to say they won’t anyway.

    On a day when the Steelers’ offense puts up 35 of their 37 points (excluding the missed FG) and Ben carries the offense with no running game on his shoulders AND runs for a TD, you want to start the 3rd string QB? LOL. You score 37 points, you expect to win the game no matter who you are playing if you had any kind of defense. Today, the defense was putrid. Sloppy tackling, terrible DB play, can’t cover the TE, just awful.

  8. Chargers fan here. I feel a little better after Mahomes and Tyreek dismantled the LAC last week.

    OTOH, we get to play them again – in Kansas. Not good.

  9. Steelers can’t beat anyone good. Sad

    You TEDMurph and Trump must be related…..

    Homie you might want to close the pie hole while the Jags embarrass Tammy and Belicheat.

  10. Too little too late for Big Bum. Per usual it is NEVER the Steelers jumping out to a 21-0 lead. Big Bum gets his yards and points against soft prevent defenses with the game never really in doubt. I’ve already said the Steelers could very well be 0-5-1 heading into their bye week but of course Trip Tomlin will NEVER be on the hot seat because the Rooneys are “blown away” by the way he talks. Sigh.

  11. Tomlin’s news conference was pathetic. Never once did he take responsibility for lousy coaching. He has to go.

  12. Let’s recap. Steelers barely beat the winless Browns on December 31. They were destroyed by the Jaguars in their one and done playoff game. They couldn’t beat the Browns last week. And they got Chief stomped today.

  13. The steelers would be 0-2 if Cleveland didn’t get jobbed with those BOGUS penalties.

    The nfl’s unbalanced officiating is what will make me quit watching.

    Federal authorities should look into the nfl’s officiating.

  14. tedmurph | Sep 16, 2018, 6:07 PM CDT
    Pats go to the AFCC gm every yr and to the SBowl every othwr yr. Steelers go to the toilet bowl

    Haha TedMurph aren’t you a bit long in the tooth for bodily function jokes…. nah you are like Trump a brat that never grew up. Hope you enjoy being embarrassed by the Jags. The end is near…stock up on your depends Teddy…

  15. Who gets a roughing the kicker penalty with :12 left? What a bunch of idiots!

  16. Steelers have mo wins. They may come in last in their division. Pats losing on the road to an AFC power, whom the Steelers can’t beat, is no embarrassment. It’s over for the Steelers not the Pats

  17. As a Steelers fan, I think that this team needs to lose like this a few more times so that the coaches and players finally take responsibility for the inconsistency on the field. But they won’t. They will win some games and may even make the playoffs before another coaching gaffe and/or locker room distraction ends it all in the playoffs. Then they will draft in the mid 20s again and the whole thing will repeat next year.

  18. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    September 16, 2018 at 7:07 pm
    Let’s recap. Steelers barely beat the winless Browns on December 31. They were destroyed by the Jaguars in their one and done playoff game. They couldn’t beat the Browns last week. And they got Chief stomped today.

    Let’s recap. The Steelers beat the Browns in OT with half their starters resting in a meaningless game. They lost to the Jaguars in the playoffs by 3 points to a team that should have been in the Super Bowl. They blew a fourth quarter lead to tie the Browns who should have won in New Orleans today. They lost to the Chiefs today by 5 after being down 21 points in the first quarter and down by 14 in the fourth quarter. I am a fairly critical Steelers fan and by far not a homer but it is not as bad as you paint it. That’s the problem. This team almost needs to have a 5 win season to set management and coaching straight.

  19. “Who gets a roughing the kicker penalty with :12 left?”
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    TO BE FAIR: The pittsburgh steelers have coaches run on the playing field, make contact with players, head coach trying to trip opponents, cheap shots, no-call holds, etc. and get no penalty flags

    It’s hard to change after years of unbalanced pro-steelers officiating.

  20. Steelers have mo wins. They may come in last in their division. Pats losing on the road to an AFC power, whom the Steelers can’t beat, is no embarrassment. It’s over for the Steelers not the Pats

    2

    Spinning like a Maytag Teddy. Sounds like you are loaded….mo? Excuses are the Patriot trolls forte…..have another beer Teddie and stop embarrassing yourself.

  21. Steelers are last in the AFCN. Steelers’ fans are number one in lame excuses. Grow up already! I told you your team was imploding. Well, here’s what an implosion looks like.

  22. TOMLIN HAS TO GO…..

    He has benefitted from a franchise QB, the top RB, the top WR, and a top 3 O-line.
    His teams have won games with talent.
    Any time the game relies on discipline, preparedness, adjustments, or gold old fashion coaching the Steelers are beat every time.

  23. Steelers defense is atrocious. I’ve had my gripes about Mike Tomlin, but I’ve never thought he wasn’t up to the task. That being said, at this point, the defense shows absolutely zero change or improvment over what we’ve come to see in recent seasons to go along with what being seen so far this season. This needs to be the last season with Kieth Butler as DC and Mike Tomlin needs to effect an immediate change that results in a positive improvement before the season is lost. This team is a sloppy mess and he needs to be held accountable for it.

  24. enoughofthatalready says:
    September 16, 2018 at 7:49 pm
    As a Steelers fan, I think that this team needs to lose like this a few more times so that the coaches and players finally take responsibility for the inconsistency on the field. But they won’t. They will win some games and may even make the playoffs before another coaching gaffe and/or locker room distraction ends it all in the playoffs. Then they will draft in the mid 20s again and the whole thing will repeat next year.

    ————-

    If you change that to drafting in the mid teens and not making the playoffs the couple years I would think you were a Ravens fan. Signed a Ravens fan (no really I’m a Ravens fan)

  25. The Pittsburgh Rusty Nails aren’t a very good team.

    KC knew that its Model T, Alex Smith, was now beyond repair and shipped him off to Washington and fleeced that team as a result.

    Apparently Porky Pig, who coaches the Chiefs, knows something the pundits don’t know – he can coach average QB’s into effective ones. Porky just can’t coach past their prime losers into being average – off goes Smith to Washington where he’ll bring that team to new lows of ineptitude.

    Congrats to the new KC QB!

  26. viper3675 says:
    September 16, 2018 at 5:53 pm
    Chargers fan here. I feel a little better after Mahomes and Tyreek dismantled the LAC last week.

    OTOH, we get to play them again – in Kansas. Not good.

    ===========

    Actually, the Chargers will again be dismantled by the Chiefs in Missouri, where they’ve played Kansas City, at least one game each year for the last 55 years.

    The Chargers have never played any team in Kansas. Get with the program, Tyrone.

  27. citizenstrange says:
    September 16, 2018 at 6:11 pm
    Too little too late for Big Bum. Per usual it is NEVER the Steelers jumping out to a 21-0 lead. Big Bum gets his yards and points against soft prevent defenses with the game never really in doubt. I’ve already said the Steelers could very well be 0-5-1 heading into their bye week but of course Trip Tomlin will NEVER be on the hot seat because the Rooneys are “blown away” by the way he talks. Sigh.

    Next time you should at least watch the game before you try to say something about it. The Steelers scored 21 points in the second quarter with Ben leading the way. After only the first quarter, I don’t think you could suggest that the game was never really in doubt, as proved by the Steelers tying the game before halftime. The Steelers did not lose the game because of Ben’s play, the defense was horrible, but I can understand if your state of mind will not allow you to see that clearly. Your negative obsession with a future HOF QB is something every PFT poster sees in your posts. I hope you get help soon.

  28. Pittsburgh’s defense just plain stinks. It’s a rotten festering sore. If your offense scores 37 points, you should be winning football games. Carry over from Browns game and last year’s playoff loss to the Jags when they scored over 40 and still lost. Better fix something, or its going to be a long season….

  29. As most posters have stated. The defense was a atrocious this game. Very similiar to the jax game last year. The offense will always be there to win games but until the secondary starts playing better there will be high scoring games for anyone to win. Steelers secondary Coverage must be better. Artie burns and sutton were terrible.

  30. Is it true Artie Burns and Cam Sutton retired from the NFL at halftime? Or was Artie too busy throwing his helmet around the field to actually cover anyone?

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