When the Steelers face the Chiefs in game No. 7 vs. No. 2 of the AFC wild-card playoffs Sunday night (8:15 p.m. ET, NBC), they will look to extend the career of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Meanwhile, Kansas City will look to begin its run to a third straight conference championship and a Super Bowl appearance.
Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh got the chances they needed to get into the playoffs in Week 18, including a win over Batlimore in overtime. Kansas City lost the No. 1 seed by falling to Cincinnati in Week 17.
While Roethlisberger and his offense have been limited in scoring points despite good talent at the skill position, Mahomes and the Chiefs have gotten their groove back by diversifying and balancing their offense, including more of the run game.
Here’s everything you need to know to bet on Steelers vs Chiefs in the 2022 NFL playoffs, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for the wild card game.
Steelers vs Chiefs Prediction
The Steelers don’t belong in this game because they are totally overmatched. It’s nice that they have T.J. Watt in their pass rush, but it’s hard to think they can stop the Chiefs from getting back to doing pretty much what they want offensively. It’s hard to beat Mahomes with a limited passing game on the field, and the Chiefs’ defense has been baiting lesser offensive opponents. Look for Big Ben to be roughed up in his final game for Pittsburgh, with Kansas City making a strong opening statement before the divisional round.
Chiefs 33, Steelers 19