The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the Kansas City Chiefs, 12-7, at halftime from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has 18 rushes for 101 yards.
Pittsburgh won the toss and received to start the game, and its offense came out looking very strong.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger found three different receivers for five completions and 41 yards, and Bell had three rushes for 25 yards. The Pittsburgh offense got as far as third-and-2 at the Kansas City 5-yard line, but safety Ron Parker was quick to tackle Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers on a short pass to Roethlisberger's left, and the Chiefs forced fourth down.
Pittsburgh originally kept the offense on the field, forcing the Chiefs to call timeout, and then kicker Chris Boswell came on for the 22-yard field goal and 3-0 Steelers lead.
The Steelers refused to kick it deep to Chiefs returner Tyreek Hill, so tight end Demetrius Harris caught the short kickoff and returned it 25 yards to the Kansas City 45-yard line. Alex Smith and the offense went to work with the short field position. RB Spencer Ware and Hill picked up 7 yards on back-to-back plays, then Smith hit TE Travis Kelce for a 21-yard gain.
Smith hit Hill, then WR Jeremy Maclin to get the Chiefs to first-and-goal at the Pittsburgh 5-yard line, and on first down, Smith found WR Albert Wilson short to his left for the 5-yard touchdown, giving the Chiefs a 7-3 lead.
The Steelers got to third-and-10 at their own 25-yard line on the ensuing possession, and just as linebacker Tamba Hali was about to get to Roethlisberger, he launched the ball to WR Antonio Brown for a 52-yard gain to the Kansas City 20. Despite the new set of downs in the Kansas City red zone, the Steelers settled for a 38-yard field goal, making it 7-6 with less than four minutes remaining in the first quarter.
The Chiefs punted on the ensuing possession.
As the quarter turned, the Steelers drove. In a 14-play drive, Bell rushed seven times for the Steelers for 31 yards, but on his final rush of the drive on second-and-10 at the Kansas City 17-yard line, safety Eric Berry stopped him in his tracks for a loss of 1 yard. On third-and-11, a pass attempt to Bell was incomplete, and the Steelers settled for a 36-yard field goal, retaking the lead, 9-7.
The Chiefs had first-and-10 at the Kansas City 35-yard line on their next possession and on a play-action play, Smith was hit as he threw, and linebacker Ryan Shazier picked the ball off.
Pittsburgh took over at the Kansas City 44-yard line. Roethlisberger handed it off to Bell on the first two plays of the drive for 9 and 4 yards, respectively, and then threw it to TE Jesse James for a 26-yard gain. On first-and-goal at the Kansas City 5, Roethlisberger had a ball tipped by LB Frank Zombo at the line, and Berry picked it off in the end zone for a touchback.
The Chiefs went three-and-out on the possession.
Pittsburgh started at their own 45-yard line, and after two stops and a delay-of-game penalty, the Steelers had third-and-9. On third down, Roethlisberger handed it off to bell, who rushed it to the right end for a 17-yard gain and first down. After back-to-back rushes of 6 yards apiece, the Steelers got another first down at the Kansas City 37-yard line, but the Chiefs forced a 45-yard field goal attempt, which Boswell came on to make.
Ramik Wilson and Justin Houston each have four tackles. Kelce leads the Chiefs with 34 yards receiving.
The Chiefs will receive the ball to begin the third quarter.
Photos from the Chiefs divisional game against the Steelers