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Game Recap: Steelers Defeat Chiefs, 43-14

Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for five touchdowns

It was a tough night for the Kansas City Chiefs in Pittsburgh. The Steelers defeated the Chiefs, 43-14, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was 22 of 27 for 300 yards passing and five touchdowns. The Chiefs head into their bye week at an even 2-2 record.

The Steelers struck first by taking advantage of a Chiefs turnover. After running back Spencer Ware lost the fumble at the 24-yard line, the Steelers had a short field at the Kansas City 42-yard line. After two short pass plays, Roethlisberger found wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey in the end zone for the early 6-0 lead.

Head coach Mike Tomlin opted to go for a two-point conversion, which the Steelers converted with a Roethlisberger pass to WR Markus Wheaton.


On the next drive, QB Alex Smith tried to loft a ball to his left for a screen pass, but Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward tipped the ball in the air, which was caught by linebacker Jarvis Jones and returned to the Kansas City 4-yard line. Roethlisberger hit WR Antonio Brown on the very next play to give Pittsburgh a 15-0 lead.

After a Dustin Colquitt punt sailed out at the Kansas City 38-yard line, Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense came back on with another short field. On first-and-10, Roethlisberger hit Brown deep down the middle of the field for a 38-yard touchdown and 22-0 lead.

After another Chiefs drive stalled, the Steelers began at the Pittsburgh 20-yard line. In 10 plays, Roethlisberger took 3 minutes and 44 second off the clock before hitting tight end Jess James for a 9-yard touchdown.

The Steelers led 29-0 at the half.

The Steelers received the ball to start the third quarter, and quickly were able to put more points on the board. Roethlisberger threw his fifth touchdown of the game to Wheaton on a deep 30-yard pass to the left side of the end zone. The Steelers took a 36-0 lead.

The Chiefs managed to get on the scoreboard early in the fourth quarter. Starting with a short field after the Steelers punted away from returner Tyreek Hill, Smith drove the Chiefs offense 47 yards down the field, finishing with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Hill to make it 36-7.

The Steelers responded to the first Kansas City touchdown with another score of their own. After Le'Veon Bell ran 44 yards to the Kansas City 2-yard line, DeAngelo Williams finished the drive off with a touchdown to extend the lead to 43-7.

The Chiefs scored one more touchdown before the game's end, a 3-yard pass to TE Travis Kelce.

Jaye Howard and Dee Ford each had six tackles, and Howard also had a sack and tackle for loss. Ford and Dontari Poe each split a sack.

Smith finished 30 of 50 for 287 yards passing, two touchdowns and an interception.

The next game for the Chiefs is Sunday, October 16, against the Oakland Raiders.

Photos from the Chiefs Week 4 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers

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