Steelers, 13, Chiefs 23
You can’t go up and down on a roller coaster. It’s gotta be consistent. If it’s not, it’s gonna be our Achilles heel the whole year. As a defense we gotta get more turnovers. We gotta stop the run. We didn’t stop the run today, we missed tackles. When you do that, you’re at a disadvantage. – Cam, from his post game interview.
There were positives from the game:
What went right, wrong at Kansas City:
WHAT WENT RIGHT
* With the help of a 25-yard punt return by De’Anthony Thomas, the Chiefs offense eventually moved to a first-and-10 at the Steelers 19-yard line on their first possession, but they ended up settling for a field goal after Antwon Blake broke up a pass for Albert Wilson at the 3-yard line and then a pressure from James Harrison forced a quick throw to Charcandrick West that was incomplete after Robert Golden came up and made a hit as the ball arrived.
* Following the Steelers’ first turnover in seven quarters, the defense did not allow a first down. A 9-yard completion from Alex Smith to Chris Conley was followed by a Cam Heyward sack that set up a third-and-6. Another incomplete pass by Smith on third down set up a 54-yard field goal attempt by Cairo Santos that was long enough but wide right.
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games played streak to 71 – tying as the fifth-longest active consecutive games played streak among NFL defensive end.
• Brought down Kansas City QB Alex Smith for a sack in the second quarter, increasing his season total to three and career total to 18.0.
Cam had four tackles and a sack during the game.
From Jeremy Fowler, ESPN:
Cam Heyward: Heyward has been a beast in recent games, even if his stats don’t always reflect it. He’s moving linemen back, chasing down screen passes and hurrying quarterbacks. Heyward finished with a sack and four tackles against the Chiefs.
Tweet of the day:
If Alex Smith had kept that ball, Cam Heyward would have ate him. In the backfield in a flash.
Onward and upward:
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