Patriots' Defense Finally Will Be Tested Vs. Explosive Steelers Offense

Dee Ford and Le'Veon Bell

Chris Boswell kicked an National Football League postseason-record six field goals to lead the Pittsburgh Steelers to an 18-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Hill likely remains on the punt return team.

The Steelers' offense, which has been pass-centric in recent seasons, had made a dramatic shift toward leaning on Bell.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Sunday night that he wanted to see replays of the Fisher-Harrison interaction before sharing his thoughts on the call.

Sure, the loss to the Steelers in the divisional round of the playoffs will leave a sour taste in their mouths, but it came after a 12-4 regular season and an AFC West title.

After the win, I couldn't help but think about the stat which was crammed into my head repeatedly leading up to the Divisional round of the playoffs. "What is important to me is coming out on the winning side". "We had our opportunities, regardless of what happened there at the end of the game". "It's a huge game for all of us, and one that we want to figure out a way to win".

The speech was delivered moments after Pittsburgh took an 18-16 victory over the Chiefs, propelling them to Foxborough for the Patriots' sixth straigth AFC Championship game - an accomplishment Brady says is "pretty cool".

"He's good all of the time", Belichick said of the All-Pro running back.

For those who are near a TV, NBC will be airing the game live from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Bell set the franchise single-game postseason rushing record with 167 yards and two touchdowns against the Miami Dolphins last week in his first playoff game.

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Le'Veon Bell is arguably the best running back in the NFL and much of the Pittsburgh Steelers' success in the 2017 NFL Playoffs will depend on Bell's play.

However, the two have wound up developing a strong relationship during their five years together.

You have to account for the fact that the two-point conversion is a 50/50 play, and if you don't make it you are going to need some time on the clock to stop the Steelers, and then get in field goal range.

And this is where we find the Chiefs under Reid. It's what he does, and what his team does - and did Sunday in a division-round contest whose kickoff was pushed back more than seven hours to avoid an ice storm that never arrived - is wear down defenses and punish them for trying. "I think everybody does it the same way". "As long as we do our job up front and (quarterback) Ben (Roethlisberger) puts us in great positions, we'll get the job done". Though he changed his stance this year, none of the six teams with openings asked for permission to interview him. "Look what he's done".

Bell later backed off that statement, but given his performance this year, that kind of money isn't out of the question.

The weather will be nasty, and Roethlisberger is far more reliable under these circumstances than Alex Smith, so I'll take the Steelers to win the game outright.

Here we go Steelers! When they failed to convert afterward - Smith's pass for Jeremy Maclin from the 12-yard line was incomplete - the penalty became the signature play of Fisher's game and career.

Get Locked On Chiefs early! "It's a huge game for us".



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