The Pittsburgh Steelers did what they had to do tonight against the Kansas City Chiefs, but they didn’t do much more than that in tonight’s 13-9 win over the home team. While Tyler Palko threw another three interceptions, the Chiefs defense held the Steelers close all game and kept Ben Roethlisberger and company from running away with a game that they frankly should have.
The primary problem for the Chiefs was under center, since Palko simply couldn’t sustain a drive all game. From an early interception by Ike Taylor to a late one that killed a potential game-winning drive, the Chiefs need Kyle Orton’s veteran presence quicker than they can get it.
Romeo Crennel clearly had his players ready for tonight’s game. They were on the field for 33 minutes and it seems like a great majority of the first half, yet the held the Steelers to a 3.9 rushing average on the night. Roethlisberger was held to a rather pedestrian 21 of 31 for 193 yards and 1 touchdown and 1 interception apiece.
The Chiefs move on to play the Bears next week while the Steelers must face the Bengals in a big divisional game for the AFC North.