Chiefs exploit Steelers’ secondary at the expense of the running game

Instead of playing press coverage on the outside, and forcing Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith to make throws to contested receivers, the Steelers instead played lots of off coverage, allowing Smith to throw short passes to the left and right sides. The result was a quintessential bend-but-don’t break effort Pittsburgh as Smith and his receivers posted huge numbers but failed to punch the ball into the end zone even once.

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The best films of 2014: Three critics’ picks

Robert W. Butler, Jon Niccum and Loey Lockerby concurred that Michael Keaton’s “Birdman” and Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” belonged on their individual lists, but there are many other movies our critics believe are among the year’s best. Check out their lists.

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The Monday Poll: Weigh in on President Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba

President Barack Obama last week announced an end to the nation’s stone-cold isolation policies regarding Cuba. The reversal of a 53-year-old stance, would mean upgrading a Cuban interest section in Havana to a full-fledged embassy; easing travel restrictions on U.S. citizens; and opening dialogues aimed at loosening a trade embargo and fostering change in the island government’s repressive hold on its people. We’d like to hear your thoughts.

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