Coming off of their bye week, the Pittsburgh Steelers know that there is a lot at stake over their final six games of the season.
“We’ve got to win out,” said Brett Keisel. “We have to take it one game at a time and win each game if we want to be in the postseason.”
While the Steelers may not have to win out to make the playoffs, they do want to build momentum as the season enters the final stretch.
“It’s our mindset this time of year you always want to be playing good ball,” said Heath Miller. “We want to be a hot team. There are a lot of teams in the hunt. We have no choice but to win all of our games and hopefully make it in to the playoffs. At this point you think about winning each game one at a time.”
It all starts on Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs, who will be starting backup quarterback Tyler Palko for the second consecutive week.
On paper this appears to be an easy win, but as the Steelers found out in 2009, there is no easy win in the NFL.
That year they went into Kansas City as a favorite and came out an overtime loser.
They cannot afford to slip up this year as they remain in the hunt for the top seed in the AFC.
Here are 5 keys for the Steelers to earn a victory against the Chiefs.