And, the Steelers are one step closer to doing so with the win over Kansas City today!

From Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post Gazette:

After missing out the past two seasons, the Steelers clinched a playoff spot today by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 20-12 at Heinz Field.

Le’Veon Bell ran for a 1-yard touchdown, Ben Roethlisberger threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown and Shaun Suisham kicked two field goals on a day that otherwise belonged to the Steelers defense.

That defense came up with a turnover and a fourth-down stop to prevent two likely scores by Kansas City, which managed only four field goals on the day. They also sacked quarterback Alex Smith six times.

The Steelers’ third-straight win lifted them to 10-5 and at least a wildcard playoff spot. They will win the AFC North Division if they beat Cincinnati at Heinz Field next Sunday.

From Cam:

“I haven’t thought about it. I’m really more concerned with Cincinnati right now. We’re just trying to win the division.”

Listen to his post-game interview.


View photos HERE.

Stat line:

Heyward played “lights out” the entire game. He had four tackles and three hits on the quarterback, along with 1.5 sacks.

From Dom Rinelli, Steelers PR:

Cam Heyward is the first Steelers DE with a multi-sack game since Dec. 23, 2012 vs. Cincinnati (Brett Keisel, 1.5).

Tweet of the game:

There we go Cam Heyward — that is what we call a BULL RUSH! — Craig Feely (@feelycr).

Proud Mama Heyward:

You balled out today, Cam! Keep grinding! #TeamHeyward #Nevertakesaplayoff #ProudMom