Chiefs blowing it open, lead Steelers 35-14 in third quarter

NFL: JAN 16 AFC Wild Card - Steelers at Chiefs
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The Chiefs are pulling away.

Quickly.

After scoring twice within the last two minutes of the second quarter, the Chiefs have put up two more touchdowns within the first six minutes of the third to take a commanding 35-14 lead.

The club used a nine-play, 68-yard drive to open the half, which ended with a touchdown by an offensive lineman. Though it initially looked like receiver Tyreek Hill scored on a short pass near the goal line, Hill was actually down a yard short.

So on third-and-goal from the 1, Kansas City inserted Nick Allegretti as an extra offensive lineman on the right side. After tossing edge rusher T.J. Watt to the ground, Allegretti was wide open in the end zone and Patrick Mahomes hit him for a touchdown.
Then on the first play of Pittsburgh’s ensuing drive, running back Najee Harris fumbled for the first time all year and defensive end Frank Clark picked it up for an extra possession.

A play later, Mahomes hit Hill in stride as he crossed into the end zone for a 31-yard touchdown.

The Chiefs had scored five straight touchdowns, but Pittsburgh finally responded. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is likely playing his final game, tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to Diontae Johnson to give Pittsburgh its first offensive points of the contest.

14 responses to “Chiefs blowing it open, lead Steelers 35-14 in third quarter

  1. Adding a 7th seed to the playoffs has been a joke. I know it’s all about money, but it’s bad football.

  2. Watt seems to has his hands full against KC’s backup RT. And their 3rd stringer tossed him down like a rag doll on his TD catch.

  3. Steelers entering a period of a couple decades with zero playoff games. Well deserved.

  4. I feel bad for Ben. Face of that organization for years and should’ve went out with a win. But 7 teams in the playoffs and he has to go against KC. HOF’er nonetheless, he’s had an amazing ride!

  5. This is all on Big Ben, he should have bowed out after last season to give the Steelers an opportunity to find a QB when there were some available, but no he waits until a year when there’s no franchise QB’s coming out and any vets will cost an arm, leg in cap space and a few first rounders!

    GOOD JOB BEN, WAY TO SCREW YOUR TEAM WHILE GOING OUT THE DOOR!

  6. Big Bum played the game too long but Miss Marple is first ballot. Congrats to him tonight.

  7. Springfield says : a 3rd stringer tossed down Watt like a rag doll”

    Yeah ,enjoy this run by your Red team. It won’t last forever, and btw, Watt had a TD, a sack, and a deflection. Show up in here looking for some reason to say something stupid when he wins DPOY.

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