When Pittsburgh wants to set the tone, offensive coordinator Todd Haley will often send in 286-pound guard Chris Hubbard as a sixth lineman with 270-pound blocking tight end David Johnson. The 2016 AFC West champion Chiefs host their first postseason game in six years on Sunday afternoon and it comes against the Steelers, the winners of the AFC North. And they’ll run him on Jet Sweeps created to either open up inside runs or stress the outside linebackers, the strong safety and/or the cornerbacks in a Cover 2 scheme when Hill gets the ball. Pittsburgh is coming off an 18-point win over the Miami Dolphins. The victor of this game nearly surely will head to New England next Sunday for the conference championship.
The Chiefs won their first playoff game last season since January of 1994.
Bell agreed, calling Haley “confident in his playcalling” to pull that off.
Haley returns to Arrowhead to face the Chiefs, who went 19-26 in Haley’s three seasons as head coach from 2009 to 2011. The drama with Joey Porter, the Steelers assistant coach will not cause a problem for Pittsburgh.
To which Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger replied: “I think Justin should take his time, think about his health and his family, and take one more week off”. Staying consistent for weeks now, the Cowboys have always been a favorite to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LI, but they’re about to come up against one of the hottest teams in the National Football League right now, and the 2017 playoffs are a far cry from the regular season.
Pittsburgh had five players selected to the Pro Bowl: OG David DeCastro, C Maurkice Pouncey, Roethlisberger Bell and Brown. We have an offense that can score quickly and often, play making defense, and make few mistakes.
Fisher has gotten better, but he’s still a below average left tackle.
“Pittsburgh creates a lot of turnovers so we’ve got to make sure we protect the ball well”, Duvernay-Tardif said.
When Haley first started, the perception was that Roethlisberger and Haley clashed.
“I can tell you if you don’t have tickets the best place to watch it on your couch in your living room”, said city manager for Kansas City, Troy Schulte.
Ben Roethlisberger threw five touchdowns in that game and I don’t expect anything close to that in this one.
“That’s the kind of stuff, when I look at his game and look at my game, what I really try to emulate is the aspect of patience, and not just running full-speed downhill”.
“Never seen anybody like that”, Sutton said. “I also like to appreciate the moment and take it all in and go from there”. He’s continued to evolve and get better, in my opinion.
“I think it’s going to be in the back of our minds but in a positive way”.
Stopping Bell begins with the defensive front.
Now, Bell didn’t accomplish that since his 1,000 yards came in the past seven games, but that’s some pretty exclusive company to keep. But the same can be said for a red-hot Pittsburgh team that is riding an eight-game winning streak. Big Ben says he is fine however, and he will have to be for Pittsburgh to win.