From Heinz Field, Pittsburgh
The Chiefs no longer hold their own destiny in the AFC playoffs after falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers 20-12 on Sunday afternoon.
Now 8-7 on the season, they are not mathematically eliminated from earning a spot in the playoffs, but they now need a victory over San Diego next Sunday and help from others.
There were plenty of opportunities for the Chiefs to take control of the game against the Steelers, but they were unable to make important plays when necessary. A 4th-down-and-1 gamble at the Pittsburgh 12-yard line cost them at least three points right before half-time. They were inside the Steelers 30-yard line on six of their seven possessions and produced just four Cairo Santos field goals.
Defensively, they limited the NFL’s most productive offensive unit in total yards to 282 yards. But they were unable to get Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers offense off the field at key points in the second half as all important seconds ticked off the clock.
Here’s our coverage from Heinz Field: