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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Preview and Predictions

Aaron NaglerNFL National Lead WriterNovember 5, 2012

I'm sorry, Kansas City Chiefs fans. Truly. I don't know what else to say expect to pay my respects as a hardcore fanbase that deserves so much better.

Nothing gets easier this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I know it's the NFL, I know it's "Any Given Sunday"—but really, I don't see how the Chiefs have a chance here. Maybe Mike Tomlin will call continuous fake field goals on fourth down. I don't know. 

For the Steelers, the one way they could lose this game is if they leave either of their tackles alone against Tamba Hali on 3rd-and-long. You saw the Giants defensive ends have success getting to Big Ben when they were single blocked, and Hali is every bit as athletic and talented as Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul. Keep it simple; keep Heath Miller or a running back in to help chip and work the ball down the field. 

One the flip side, I don't expect anything except complete annihilation from Dick LeBeau and Co. against Matt Cassel and a Chiefs offense that doesn't seem to have an identity halfway through the season, despite a good group of skill players at its disposal. 

In the video above, we look at the biggest matchups in the game and give our predictions. Let us know in the comments below what you'll be watching and who you think will win the game.

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