Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet: Week 16 vs the Kansas City Chiefs

Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet is a weekly series featuring a quick glance at the upcoming Steelers game, including odds, records, things to watch for, and how to watch/listen to the game.

Series Notes

  • All-Time Steelers lead, 23-12
    • Last: Chiefs Win, 42-37 (Sept. 16, 2018)
  • Home Steelers lead, 11-5
    • Last: Chiefs Win, 42-37 (Sept. 16, 2018)
  • Away Series lead, 12-7
    • Last: Steelers Win, 19-13 (Oct. 15, 2017)

The Coaches

  • Steelers: Mike Tomlin
    • At Franchise: 152-84-2 (15)
    • Overall: 152-84-2 (15)
    • Versus Opponent: 6-3
  • Chiefs: Andy Reid
    • At Franchise: 101-14 (9)
    • Overall: 231-134-1 (23)
    • Versus Opponent: 4-5

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, December 26
    Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
  • Location: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
    Kansas City, MO
    Capacity 79,451 // Natural Grass
  • TV: Locally KDKA-TV (see TV coverage below)
    • Jim Nantz (play-by-play)
    • Tony Romo (analysis)
    • Tracy Wolfson (sideline)
  • Satellite Radio
    • SIRIUS: 133 (Pit.), 82 (KC)
    • XM: 382 (Pit.), 227 (KC)
    • SXM App: 826 (Pit.), 815 (KC)
  • Radio: Steelers Radio Network (48 affiliates – see below)
  • Referee: Jerome Boger

Steelers TV Coverage

Image courtesy of 506sports.com – Steelers coverage in RED.

Week 16 NFL Coverage

 


Game Capsule

LEADERS STEELERS CHIEFS
LAST WEEK W 19-13 vs. Tennessee W 34-28 at L.A. Chargers (OT, Thu.)
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 6-3 Andy Reid: 4-6
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 20.8/23.4 27.5/21.1
OFFENSE 317.5 397.2
PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 313-480-3,214-19-7-91.4 Patrick Mahomes: 360-549-4,052-30-13-95.8
RUSHING Najee Harris (R): 249-891-3.6-6 Clyde Edwards-Helaire: 110-490-4.5-3
RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 86-1,028-12.0-6 Tyreek Hill: 102-1,178-11.5-9
DEFENSE 367.5 366.4
SACKS T.J. Watt: 17.5 Chris Jones: 7
INTs Minkah Fitzpatrick, Ahkello Witherspoon: 2 Tyrann Mathieu: 3
TAKE/GIVE +2 (17/15) 0 (25/25)
PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin (R): 43.3 (38.1) Tommy Townsend: 48.0 (45.5)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 107 (23/25 PAT; 28/31 FG) Harrison Butker: 107 (41/43 PAT; 22/25 FG)

Steelers Notes

  • QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 148 yards & had 1st rush TD of season last week. Has 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating in 2 of past 3. Passed for 452 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 104.3 rating in last meeting. Has 10 TDs vs. INT for 119 rating in his past 4 starts vs. KC. Has 3+ TD passes & 100+ rating in 2 of his past 3 on road. Has 63,562 career pass yards & surpassed PHILIP RIVERS (63,440) for 5th-most in NFL history.
  • RB NAJEE HARRIS has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3. Has rush TD in 4 of his past 5 on road. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC West with TD. Leads rookies with 1,296 scrimmage yards (891 rush, 405 rec.) & ranks 2nd with 9 TDs (6 rush, 3 rec.), most- ever scrimmage yards by Pit. rookie.
  • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON has 5+ catches in 9 straight games, third-longest active streak in NFL. Has 90+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 75+ rec. yards. Is of of 2 AFC WRs (TYREEK HILL) with 85+ catches (86), 1,000+ rec. yards (1,028) & 6+ rec. TDs (6) this season. WR CHASE CLAYPOOL aims for 4th in row on road with 80+ rec. yards. Rookie TE PAT FREIERMUTH aims for 5th in row on road with TD catch.
  • LB T.J. WATT had 1.5 sacks & FR last week. Has 5 sacks in his past 3. Leads NFL with 17.5 sacks, most in Pit. history. Has 67 career sacks, 3rd-most by player in 1st 5 seasons since 1982. LB JOE SCHOBERT had 1st INT of season in Week 15. Aims for his 5th in row with 7+ tackles. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK had career- high 14 tackles & 1st FR of season last week.

Chiefs Notes

  • QB PATRICK MAHOMES passed for season-high 410 yards with 3 TDs for 105.8 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating. Completed 23 of 28 atts. (81.1 pct.) for 326 yards & 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-high 154.8 rating in last meeting. Has 30 TDs (28 pass, 2 rush) vs. 4 INTs for 129 rating in 8 career starts vs. AFC North. Is 2nd QB ever (HOFer PEYTON MANNING) with 4,000+ pass yards in 4 of 1st 5 seasons.
  • RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4. FB MICHAEL BURTON had 1st-career rush TD last week.
  • TE TRAVIS KELCE had 10 catches for career-high 191 yards & 2 TDs, incl. GW 34-yard rec. TD in OT last week. Had 7 catches for 109 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Pit. Aims for his 9th in row vs. AFC North with 75+ rec. yards. Leads TEs with 1,066 rec. yards & is 1st TE ever with 1,000+ rec. yards in 6 straight seasons. WR TYREEK HILL had team-high 12 catches for 148 yards & TD in Week 15, his 4th game with 10+ catches this season, tied-most in NFL. Aims for 3rd in row with 75+ rec. yards. Had 90 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Ranks 2nd in NFL with career-high 102 catches.
  • CB CHARVARIUS WARD had career-high 10 tackles & 2 PD last week. Has 6 PD in his past 4. Has 7+ tackles in 3 of past 4. Rookie LB NICK BOLTON led team with 14 tackles & had 3 PD in Week 15. Leads rookies with 102 tackles & ranks 2nd with 11 TFL. LB ANTHONY HITCHENS had 2nd-career INT last week.

Steelers Radio Coverage

Flagship Stations

  • WDVE-FM (102.5)
  • WBGG-AM (970)

Pennsylvania Affiliates

  • Altoona-WVAM (1430)
  • Altoona-WRKY (104.9)
  • Beaver Falls-WBVP (1230)
  • Beaver Falls-WMBA (1460)
  • Bedford-WBVE (107.5)
  • Butler-WISR (680)
  • Chambersburg-WCHA (800)
  • Clarendon-WKNB (104.3)
  • Clarion-WCCR (92.7)
  • Cooperstown-WUUZ (107.7)
  • DuBois-WIFT (102.1)
  • DuBois-WKFT (101.3)
  • Erie-WRKT (104.9)
  • Johnstown-WNTJ (1490)
  • Johnstown-WRKW (99.1)
  • Latrobe-WCNS (1480)
  • Milton-WVLY (100.9)
  • Saegertown-WUZZ (94.3)
  • Somerset-WNTI (990)
  • Starview-WONN (92.7)
  • State College-WQWK (1450)
  • Uniontown-WMBS (590)
  • Washington-WJPA (1450)
  • Williamsport-WCXR (99.3)
  • Williamsport-WZXR (103.7)

Maryland Affiliates

  • Cumberland-WRQE (106.1)
  • Hagerstown-WHAG (1410)

Ohio Affiliates

  • Fremont-WOHF (92.1)
  • Marietta-WJAW (630)
  • Youngstown-WNIO (1390)

Virginia Affiliates

  • Vienna-WDMX (100.1)

West Virginia Affiliates

  • Fairmont-WRLF (94.3)
  • Fairmont-WMMN (920)
  • New Martinsville-WXCR (92.3)

 

Statistics and game information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers and/or National Football League.

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