KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Le’Veon Bell ran for 179 yards and a touchdown, Antonio Brown done an acrobatic touchdown locate in a fourth entertain and a Pittsburgh Steelers hold on to flog a Kansas City Chiefs 19-13 on Sunday.
The Chiefs (5-1) still had a possibility after Brown’s 51-yard accepting done it 19-10, relocating fast downfield and removing a 33-yard margin idea from Harrison Butker.
And when their invulnerability forced a discerning three-and-out, Tyreek Hill’s 32-yard punt lapse gave them a round with 1:48 to go.
But after a Steelers (4-2) gave adult a initial down, James Harrison sacked Alex Smith on third-and-10, and a quarterback’s deficient pass on fourth down left a NFL with no dominant teams.
Ben Roethlisberger was 17 of 25 for 252 yards for Pittsburgh, bouncing behind from his deplorable five-interception opening opposite Jacksonville final week.
His favorite aim was Brown, who a few weeks ago was flipping over H2O coolers on a sideline though spent Sunday slinging high-fives.
He finished with 8 catches for 155 yards, mostly violence All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters.
The diversion in many ways resembled January’s local playoff diversion during Arrowhead Stadium, when Bell topsy-turvy for 170 yards rushing and a Steelers’ invulnerability close down a Chiefs in an 18-16 victory.
Their defensive prevalence was even some-more considerable deliberation a circumstances: The Steelers had authorised some-more than 200 yards rushing twice in a past 3 weeks, while Kareem Hunt ran for 107 yards and a Chiefs piled adult 450 yards in a shootout feat final Sunday in Houston.
Kansas City rolled into a diversion averaging 414.2 yards and 32.8 points, though a Steelers close down NFL rushing personality Hunt, who gained only 21 yards on 9 carries. They also spent a afternoon with their paws on Smith’s jersey, holding a league’s top-rated passer to 246 yards and a touchdown.
Still, Smith scarcely rallied a Chiefs in a second half, attack De’Anthony Thomas down a sideline for a 57-yard fourth-quarter touchdown that got Kansas City within 12-10.
But a Steelers answered with Bell, whose tough using got them nearby midfield. And when they faced third-and-2, former Chiefs manager and Steelers descent coordinator Todd Haley dialed adult a pass down a sideline to Brown, who held a sloping round and ran it 51 yards for a score.
It was Brown’s 52nd touchdown reception, flitting Lynn Swann for third-most in authorization history.
The Chiefs’ initial turnover given their initial descent play of a deteriorate came in a initial half, when backup core Zach Fulton snapped a round over Smith’s conduct for a safety. But a Steelers gave a round right behind when they inexplicably motionless not to margin a indirect giveaway kick.
Steelers RT Marcus Gilbert, who had missed 3 weeks with a hamstring injury, left in a initial half after aggravating it. LB Vince Williams left in a second half with a hip damage after picking adult a span of sacks. … Chiefs RB Charcandrick West was evaluated for a concussion.
Steelers: Return home to face Cincinnati on Sunday.
Chiefs: Visit a Raiders on Thursday night.
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