1. Chiefs travel to Pittsburgh for game filled with playoff implications
By AP - The Topeka Capital Journal
"Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith would just as soon not have to spend the last Sunday of the year staring at a scoreboard during timeouts.
A loss in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh and Kansas City (8-6) will need a victory over San Diego in the regular season finale and plenty of help." READ MORE…
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2. Chiefs-Steelers scouting report
By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star
"When the Chiefs run
EDGE >> CHIEFS
The Steelers' run defense has been solid, ranking 11th in the NFL. However, the Chiefs' run offense ranks seventh. The Steelers will try to take away star Jamaal Charles, so it's up to the Chiefs' line to win the line of scrimmage. Coach Andy Reid has helped them do that with his playcalling, which features plenty of misdirection and plays to his line's strengths. Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons has good instincts and is good against the run." READ MORE…
3. What's in a number: Chiefs vs. Steelers preview
By Scott Brown - ESPN.com
"Here is a by-the-numbers look at the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, who meet Sunday at Heinz Field.
- Chiefs' NFL rank in opponents' touchdown percentage in the red zone (38.3 percent) " READ MORE…
4. Steelers notebook: Bell says he's prepared to test Chiefs defense
By Ralph Paulk - Tribune-Review
" Kansas City said nothing to inspire an already pumped-up Le'Veon Bell. The Chiefs lavished him with accolades this week as they game-planned a way to stop the league's most versatile running back Sunday at Heinz Field.
"It's humbling to get the respect I'm getting," said Bell, who leads the AFC in rushing with 1,278 yards. "It's everything I've wanted." READ MORE…
5. Mailbag: Will Dontari Poe be a Pro Bowler
By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com
"@adamteicher: Nose tackle Dontari Poe could make the Pro Bowl, but whether he deserves it is another matter. Pro Football Focus has him rated 35th among 80 NFL nose or defensive tackles this season, so by that measure he shouldn't. That's just one rating, of course, but I don't think he has played as well as he did last year and hasn't had as big of an impact. That doesn't mean he won't make it. For what it's worth, he finished 10th among fan voting at his position for the Pro Bowl.
@adamteicher: Yes, the Chiefs can make the playoffs if they beat Pittsburgh on Sunday but lose to San Diego in the final regular season game. It involves Pittsburgh and Baltimore losing both of their remaining games. It also requires Houston to lose its final regular season game against Jacksonville and Buffalo to lose at least one of its remaining games. That would make the Chiefs 9‐7 and the sixth and final AFC playoff seed. The Chiefs would hold tiebreakers over many other possible 9‐7 teams (Pittsburgh, Miami, Buffalo)." READ MORE…
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