Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet: Wild Card Round 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, 23-13
    • Last: Chiefs Win, 36-10 (Dec. 26, 2021)
  • Home Steelers lead, 11-5
    • Last: Chiefs Win, 42-37 (Sept. 16, 2018)
  • Away Steelers lead, 12-8
    • Last: Chiefs Win, 36-10 (Dec. 26, 2021)

The Coaches

  • Steelers: Mike Tomlin
    • At Franchise: 154-85-2 (15)
    • Overall: 152-84-2 (15)
    • Versus Opponent: 5-4
  • Chiefs: Andy Reid
    • At Franchise: 103-42 (9)
    • Overall: 233-135-1 (23)
    • Versus Opponent: 5-5

Gameday Information

  • Date: Sunday, January 16
    Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
  • Location: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium
    Kansas City, MO
    Capacity 79,451 // Natural Grass
  • TV: NBC, Locally WPXI-TV (see TV coverage below)
  • Satellite Radio
    • SIRIUS: 82 (Pit.), 85 (KC), 88 (National)
    • XM: 225 (Pit.), 227 (KC), 88 (National)
    • SXM App: 826 (Pit.), 815 (KC)
  • National Radio: Westwood One
    • Kevin Harlan (play-by-play)
    • Trent Green (analysis)
    • Olivia Harlan-Dekker (sideline)
  • Radio: Steelers Radio Network (48 affiliates – see below)
  • Referee: Shawn Smith

Steelers TV Coverage

All playoff games will be televised nationally on NBC, Peacock, Telemundo (8:15 PM ET)

 


Game Capsule

LEADERS STEELERS CHIEFS
PLAYOFF RECORD 36-26, .581 15-20. .429
CHAMPIONSHIPS 6 3
LAST POSTSEASON GAME L 48-37 vs. Cleveland (1/10/21) L 31-9 vs. Tampa Bay (Super Bowl LV, 2/7/21)
VS. COMMON OPP. 7-5 7-5
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 20.2/23.4 28.2/21.4
OFFENSE 315.4 396.8
PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 390-605-3,740-22-10-86.8 Patrick Mahomes: 436-658-4,839-37-13-98.5
RUSHING Najee Harris (R): 307-1,200-3.9-7 Darrel Williams: 144-558-3.9-6
RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 107-1,161-10.9-8 Tyreek Hill: 111-1,239-11.2-9
DEFENSE 361.1 368.9
SACKS T.J. Watt: 22.5 Chris Jones: 9
INTS Ahkello Witherspoon: 3 Tyrann Mathieu: 3
TAKE/GIVE +2 (22/20) +4 (29/25)
PR Ray-Ray McLoud: 9.7 Mecole Hardman: 12.1
KR Ray-Ray McLoud: 22.2 Byron Pringle: 24.8
PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin (R): 42.6 (38.0) Tommy Townsend: 47.2 (43.8)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 135 (27/29 PAT; 36/40 FG) Harrison Butker: 122 (47/49 PAT; 25/28 FG)

Steelers Notes

  • PITTSBURGH clinched postseason for 2nd consecutive season. Aims for 1st playoff win since 2016.
  • MIKE TOMLIN makes 10th postseason appearance as head coach. Led Pit. to SB XLIII championship in 2008.
  • PITTSBURGH had 2 players selected to 2022 Pro Bowl: DT CAMERON HEYWARD & LB T.J. WATT.
  • PITTSBURGH led NFL with 55 sacks & became 4th team ever to record 50+ sacks in 5 consecutive seasons.
  • STEELERS are 1st team in NFL history to lead league in sacks for 5 consecutive seasons.

Chiefs Notes

  • KANSAS CITY clinched AFC West for 6th consecutive season.
  • ANDY REID makes 17th postseason appearance as head coach. Led KC to SB LIV championship in 2019.
  • CHIEFS had 6 players selected to 2022 Pro Bowl: T ORLANDO BROWN, WR TYREEK HILL, DT CHRIS JONES, TE TRAVIS KELCE, QB PATRICK MAHOMES & S TYRANN MATHIEU.
  • KANSAS CITY aims to become 4th team ever to advance to 3 straight SBs, joining Mia. (1971-73), Buf. (1990-93) & NE (2016-18).
  • CHIEFS ranked 3rd in NFL in total offense (396.8 yards per game) & 4th in scoring offense (28.2 points per game).

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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