Mike Tomlin: We’re not paralyzed by last visit to Kansas City

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The Steelers were able to find their way into the playoffs last Sunday, but there aren’t many people giving them much of a chance to stick around.

Drawing the No. 7 seed means they will be at Arrowhead Stadium this Sunday night and it doesn’t take a long memory to remember the last time that they paid a visit to the Chiefs. They were in Kansas City in Week 16 and fell behind 30-0 on their way to a 36-10 win that helped many people write off the Steelers’ playoff hopes as a pipe dream.

On Tuesday, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said the Chiefs “handled us definitively” but that the Steelers will not be “paralyzed” by that result as they get ready to return to the scene of that beating.

“We accept that we didn’t play well enough last time,” Tomlin said, via Joe Rutter of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “We accept that we didn’t plan well enough, but that was last time. We’re excited about the process of readiness this time, putting together a better plan, putting guys in position to make more consistent plays, particularly in weighty moments and situational ball.”

Slow starts plagued the Steelers throughout the regular season. Another one this weekend will likely lead to a quick exit from the postseason tournament.

10 responses to “Mike Tomlin: We’re not paralyzed by last visit to Kansas City

  1. As a Steelers fan I really am hoping to not get embarrassed.

    Would’ve rather seen Ben go off with a win against the ravens and miss the playoffs via Colts win than getting blown out in the playoffs.

  2. The last time the Chiefs blew out the Steelers – they destroyed the Chiefs the next time they played them. Tomlin is a master of using a beating as motivation to whip the Chiefs next time they play them – which unfortunately for the Chiefs will be this Saturday night in the Playoffs.

  3. I was at Arrowhead for the beat down three weeks ago and was surprised that the Steelers receivers couldn’t get open. I’m calling it 27 – 22 for K.C. in the rematch as Kelce torches the Steel Curtain’s wide open middle.

    Watt didn’t hurt K.C. last game: control him and Chiefs win again.

  4. Wonder what the forecast is for KC on Sun? Will be interesting if a running gm is going to be needed, w/ Helaire and Najee both banged up.

  5. Hey Grant, the Chiefs running game is better without Helaire. But if Najee can’t go then the Steelers are in real trouble!

  6. current weather in KC this weekend is around 30 degrees with showers/snow. Conditions Patrick excels in.

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