The Pittsburgh Steelers enter Week 10's contest against the Kansas City Chiefs as heavy favorites, and the multitudinous factors that seem to predict a Black and Gold victory could easily breed overconfidence in the Steel City.
The Chiefs' last trip to Heinz Field resulted in a 45-7 thrashing, most memorable for Larry Johnson's tackle of Troy Polamalu by the safety's hair. Despite Troy's absence, the Steelers defense has recently begun to show the swagger and playmaking ability usually associated with a Dick LeBeau-coached unit.
Additionally, Romeo Crennel has never beaten the Steelers as a head coach, his team has spent no time with the lead this season, the defense has been suspect and the offense is turning the ball over at a feverish pace.
Needless to say, things aren't going lavishly in K.C.
Further considering that the Men of Steel are "Monday Night Maestros," having not lost a Monday Night Football home game in over two decades, it would seem all the cards are on the table for a lopsided affair.
The Chiefs hope to shock the pundits, but the Steelers can't afford to take Kansas City lightly. After all, the team has already been forced to rebound from unexpected early season losses at Oakland and Tennessee.
Here are 10 things for Pittsburgh fans to watch for as the team pursues its fourth straight victory.