By Kim Dunning
The Pittsburgh Steelers got killed by the Philadelphia Eagles in week 3. They were embarrassed with only scoring 3 points with a pretty high powered offense. The Steelers were a favorite going into the season to go to the Super Bowl from the AFC. Fun fact though for those who like that kind of thing. The last time the Steelers went to the Super Bowl, they were embarrassed by the Eagles.
Going into Week 4, head coach Mike Tomlin told everyone this was redemption weekend. The Steelers needed to prove they are who people thought they were.
Sunday Night Football rolls around and Pittsburgh at home against the Kansas City Chiefs came out like they needed to prove something.
Turnovers created great field position for the Steelers and a shank punt in the first half set them up for even better field position. By half-time the game was out of hand. It was 29-0.
The second half was no better for the Chiefs. They couldn’t find offense if it was right in front of them. They had yet to score any points by the middle of the 3rd quarter.
Le’veon Bell returned for this game after serving his suspension and ran all over the Chiefs defense.
The offense in general was what fans expected to see from the Steelers. They were clicking on all cylinders and getting everyone involved. They had touchdowns from Antonio Brown, Markus Wheaton and even Darrius Heyward-Bey got involved.
On defense, the Steelers looked like the Steel-Curtain of old. They created havoc by rushing Alex Smith and creating turnovers. They were disruptive and stacked the box for the run game. They caused Spencer Ware to fumble which is unusual for him. He’s not a fumbler. They looked like a defense to be feared.
The Chiefs took almost 50 minutes to score a touchdown however it was a little too late. You almost hoped the NFL had a mercy rule. This was a public shaming for Kansas City. Thank goodness they have a bye week to regroup!
The Steelers definitely came out for redemption Sunday by scarring the Chiefs for life with a 43-14 whooping and proved that they aren’t a team to be taken lightly. The poor Chiefs had to be the victims of the Steelers aggression after being embarrassed by the Eagles just a week before.