The Pittsburgh Steelers clutched beat the Kansas City Boss 18-16 in the NFL playoffs. While the Steelers offense never found the end zone on Sunday, Pittsburgh’s guard restricted the Boss to 227 yards of aggregate offense at Sharpened stone Stadium.
The triumph sends the Steelers to next Sunday’s AFC title amusement at the New Britain Nationalists. Doing the majority of the scoring for the Steelers was kicker Chris Boswell, who set a NFL single-diversion playoff record with six field objectives. “It sounds far better falling off of a win,” Boswell told NBC Sports. “Record or no record, the length of we got the win that is the only thing that is important to me.”
Boswell is not exactly prepared to incorporate himself among Pittsburgh’s extraordinary “Executioner Bs” with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le’Veon Chime and wide beneficiary Antonio Chestnut. “I don’t think I have a place in that photo,” he jested.
The Boss energized late with an opportunity to tie, getting inside two focuses on Spencer Product’s one-yard keep running with 2:43 remaining. Kansas City thought they had tied it up on a two-direct transformation go toward tight end Demetrius Harris, yet handle Eric Fisher was called for holding to invalidate the play. Alex Smith’s go from the 12-yard line on the following two-point attempt was inadequate.
The Steelers simply expected to get a first down on the following arrangement to havethe capacity to run out the clock and did as such when Roethlisberger finished a seven-yard go to Chestnut on a third-and-three with 1:51 remaining.
RING THE Ringer
While the Steelers offense did not discover the end zone, it dislike it was stagnant. Running back Ringer broke his own Steelers postseason hurrying record with 170 yards, obscuring the 167 yards he had a week ago against the Dolphins.
“Those folks in advance made an incredible showing with regards to,” Ringer told NBC Sports. “I must give a considerable measure of credit to the hostile line. We needed to come in, above all else, stop the run,” said linebacker James Harrison, who had six handles, including three for misfortune, and a sack.”
While Ringer piled on the yards, the Boss couldn’t move anything on the ground. The Steelers held the Boss to 61 surging yards, which played into Pittsburgh’s course of action of keeping the Boss one-dimensional. Kansas City QB Alex Smith completed 20 of 34 for 172 yards with a touchdown and capture attempt.
The Boss had before circumstances, yet self-perpetrated botches hurt them. None was most exorbitant than Travis Kelce’s own foul that slaughtered a promising drive. Rather than being set up for a conceivable touchdown while trailing 15-7 late in the second from last quarter, Kelce’s late push of Ross Cockrell prompted to Kansas City settling for a Cairo Santos field objective.
And also the Steelers protection played against Smith and Co., it should be shockingly better one week from now against the Loyalists. The Steelers additionally can’t stand to settle for field objectives, as they did at pointed stone. In any case, if Chime can continue running it like he has been, the Steelers may have the capacity to keep the Nationalists offense on the sideline. They say safeguard wins titles and the Steelers played title guard on Sunday as the Steel Drape fell on Kansas City.