Chiefs vs Steelers Live Reddit: The Kansas City Chiefs kicked off the preseason with a victory last Saturday, handily defeating the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. It marked a major step in the Chiefs’ march toward the 2019 regular season, as Kansas City finally took the field against an opponent in preparation for the upcoming campaign.
The Kansas City Chiefs looked dominant in the preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Even running vanilla schemes on both sides of the ball, the team’s overall depth and talent couldn’t help but wipe the floor, er, field, with the Bengals.
The Steelers will present a much bigger opponent, even if they’ve taken their hits in recent offseasons. Antonio Brown is now gone to the Oakland Raiders and that comes one year after Le’Veon Bell ran himself out of town. Both men were among the elite contributors in the NFL at their respective positions, and it’d be hard for any single team to replace even one of them.
Despite the losses, the Steelers remain a feared opponent. Last year, they kept up fairly well with the Chiefs despite the loss. The combination of Ben Roethlisberger and head coach Mike Tomlin also remains potent even as they get older and must work with emerging talent to replace departed superstars.
For the Chiefs, it should be a competitive first half as the starters are expected to play in the first and second quarters. Will the Steelers step up to meet the challenge? Will they look as competitive as they have in yers past? There is a lot to figure out as both teams cement their depth charts after the second preseason game.With one preseason game in the books, it’s time to turn the page and look at which players to keep an eye on in week two of the preseason. Last week, the six guys I listed ended up doing pretty well for themselves, so who should fans keep an eye on this week as the Kansas City Chiefs go toe-to-toe with the Pittsburgh Steelers?
Despite being a third round pick just last year, Dorian O’Daniel could very much be on the chopping block this summer. He didn’t have a great game last week and was actually out there late in the game, which isn’t exactly a great sign for him moving forward.
With so many other linebackers on the roster (and several clearly ahead of O’Daniel on the depth chart), it’s important for the Clemson product to prove his worth this Saturday. Hopefully he gets an opportunity to do so earlier in the game, but if not, he could really be in trouble this year.
Keep an eye on O’Daniel to see if he’s able to sniff valuable playing time and if he can make the most of it.wo teams high on optimism meet in Pittsburgh on Saturday, when the Steelers host the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Stadium.
Pittsburgh went 9-6 last season but missed the playoffs for the first time since 2013 as the off-field drama surrounding Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown threatened to unravel the franchise from the inside.
The duo left Pittsburgh in the offseason, with Bell moving to the New York Jets and Brown taking his off-field shenanigans to the Oakland Raiders.
Without them, the Steelers might have lost two Pro Bowl talents—but appear to have gained a lot in team spirit.
Pittsburgh got its preseason off to a winning start on Friday with 30-28 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Saturday’s match against the Chiefs will be an emotional occasion, as it comes just days after Steelers’ wide receiver coach Darryl Drake died suddenly at the age of 62.
“He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather, and it is difficult to put into words the grief our entire team is going through right now,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said of Drake, who had joined the organization in 2018.
The Chiefs also have cause for optimism as they enter the season as a 6/1 shot to win Super Bowl LIV, joint favorites along with the New England Patriots.
The Patriots beat the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game last season on their way to lift the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the sixth time, but few would be surprised to see the Chiefs celebrating in Miami come February.
The early signs are promising, as Kansas City swatted the Cincinnati Bengals aside 38-17 on Saturday. Patrick Mahomes, the reigning MVP, played only one series but continued where he left off in January.
He completed all of his four passes for 66 yards and added 10 rushing yards before being withdrawn.
“I felt great,” he told The Associated Press.
“To get out there, make some throws, get the guys kind of rolling,” he said. “Run game, pass game, I thought it was a good drive to start everything off.”
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Saturday.