The Pittsburgh Steelers redeemed themselves after their horrific Week 3 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles by stomping the Kansas City at Heinz Field.
The Steelers didn’t let the Chiefs score until the second quarter. However, before then, it was a Steelers’ show. Ben Roethlisberger was the star of the show, throwing five touchdown passes on 22/27 completed passes. Roethlisberger also tallied for 300 passing yards.
Roethlisberger threw two touchdowns to Antonio Brown and one touchdown each to Jesse James, Markus Wheaton, and Darrius Heyward-Bey. Another touchdown was tallied in the fourth quarter from running back DeAngelo Williams, on a two yard run. However, Sammie Coates led the receivers with seven receptions for 79 yards. Coates’ longest reception was for a staggering 47 yards.
Leading the running backs was Le’Veon Bell, who made his return to Heinz Field after his three game suspension after missing multiple drug tests. Bell rushed for 144 yards on 18 carries. Bell’s longest run was for 44 yards.
Leading the team on defense in tackles was Vince Williams, with 13 tackles and two assisted tackles. Williams also recorded a sack and fellow defensive lineman Cameron Heyward recorded three sacks against Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Jarvis Jones recorded an interception against Smith and Stephon Tuitt was credited with a forced fumble, which was picked up by Jordan Dangerfield.
As for the Chiefs, Smith threw for 287 yards on 30/50 completed passes. Smith threw a single interception and two touchdowns to Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce.
The Steelers will now host the New York Jets at Heinz Field on Sunday, October 9. The Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens are both tied for first in the AFC North with a 3-1 record. The Cincinnati Bengals are 2-2 while the Cleveland Browns sit in last place with a 0-4 record.
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