December 18, 2014

KANSAS CITY (2-1) at PITTSBURGH (2-1)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. EDT, NBC

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 5 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chiefs 1-2, Steelers 2-1

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 20-11

LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Steelers 23-13, Oct. 25, 2015

LAST WEEK - Chiefs beat Jets 24-3; Steelers lost to Eagles 34-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - Chiefs No. 9, Steelers No. 7

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (21), PASS (22).

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (T11), RUSH (T24), PASS (11).

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (18), PASS (14).

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (4), PASS (32).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Teams are meeting for sixth time in last eight seasons. Steelers have won three of last five in series. Chiefs are winless at Heinz Field (0-3). Kansas City's last victory in Pittsburgh came on Dec. 21, 1986. ... This is eighth prime-time game between two teams, but just second in Pittsburgh. ... Kansas City leads NFL with 10 takeaways and picked off New York's Ryan Fitzpatrick six times last week. ... Four of Kansas City's takeaways have come in red zone. ... Chiefs CB Marcus Peters has two interceptions in each of last two weeks. ... Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles could return for first time since tearing ACL in right knee on Oct. 11, 2015. ... Kansas City RB Spencer Ware is second in league in yards from scrimmage (387). ... QB Alex Smith needs three completions to become fourth player in team history with 1,000 completions in Chiefs uniform. ... Chiefs have just three sacks this season while playing without injured linebacker Justin Houston. ... Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell returns after missing first three games due to suspension. ... Pittsburgh's loss at Philadelphia was team's worst since 1989 (41-10 setback at Cincinnati). ... Steelers are last in NFL with one sack. ... WR Antonio Brown's 24 receptions are tied for league lead. ... Pittsburgh's pass defense has allowed at least 301 yards in each game. ... Steelers WR Sammie Coates is averaging 29.0 yards per catch. ... Pittsburgh has won five straight Sunday night games. ... QB Ben Roethlisberger is 4-1 against Kansas City. ... Former Steelers LB Kevin Greene will receive his Hall of Fame ring during halftime ceremony. Greene picked up 35 1-2 sacks for Steelers from 1994-96. Fantasy Tip: Don't expect Steelers to bring Bell along slowly. He touched ball 26 times when he made 2015 debut in Week 3 after missing two games due to suspension.

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