Week 4 of the NFL season kicks off this week and one of the key matchups is scheduled for Sunday Night Football. The Kansas City Chiefs travel to face the Pittsburgh Steelers (-6) in a battle of 2-1 teams that have high hopes in the AFC.
The Chiefs dominated the New York Jets in a 24-3 romp, all thanks the Kansas City’s defense, which picked off Ryan Fitzpatrick six times and forced eight turnovers overall. Alex Smith was 25-of-33 for 237 yards and a touchdown, but this game belonged to the defense, who didn’t even have to register a sack with all those turnovers.
The Steelers, on the other hand, didn’t have a great week. They lost by 31 points in Philadelphia, where the Eagles racked up 426 yards of offense. Ben Roethlisberger was 24-of-44 for 257 yards and a pick with no touchdowns. While Antonio Brown had 12 catches for 140 yards, the Eagles didn’t give him enough space for big plays.
Pittsburgh has won three of their last five against the Chiefs, who have lost five in a row in Pittsburgh. Their last road win against the Steelers came back on December 21, 1986.