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Chiefs lose to 20-12 to Steelers but remain in AFC playoff hunt

Alex Smith passed for 311 yards Sunday but the Chiefs couldn't get the ball into the end zone in a 20-12 loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Kansas City still could make the playoffs, but need other teams to lose and a win over the Chargers at Arrowhead next Sunday.

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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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Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers survive scare and make playoffs

The Chiefs threw a scare into the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Heinz Field. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, hit in the right knee by a leg whip from Chiefs defensive tackle Vance Walker, headed for the locker room shortly after tossing a TD pass with 34 seconds left in the third quarter. But Roethlisberger returned and finished off the Steelers’ win.

Poll: Do you want the Chiefs to reach the postseason?

Was Sunday afternoon’s reaction a real read of KC sentiment or just the immediate pain of watching the Chiefs get pushed around in Pittsburgh talking? After hearing a number of you say you hope the Chiefs miss the playoffs entirely now, we want you to go on the record: Are you pulling for them to reach the postseason, or would you rather they simply go quietly into the night?

Poll: Do you want the Chiefs to reach the postseason?

Was Sunday afternoon’s reaction a real read of KC sentiment or just the immediate pain of watching the Chiefs get pushed around in Pittsburgh talking? After hearing a number of you say you hope the Chiefs miss the playoffs entirely now, we want you to go on the record: Are you pulling for them to reach the postseason, or would you rather they simply go quietly into the night?

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