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.
“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.
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