Steelers at Chiefs Week 12 Sunday Night Football Live Thread

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Palko is expected to start this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kyle Orton, who was claimed by the team off of waivers after he was released by Denver, is expected to take over as the starter next week.

SUNDAY NIGHT

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-3) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-6)

SERIES

 

STEELERS

CHIEFS

SERIES LEADER

17-9

STREAKS

3 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Tomlin: 0-1

Haley: 1-0

LAST WEEK

Bye (Wk. 10: W 24-17 at Bengals)

L 34-3 at Patriots

LAST GAME

11/22/09: Steelers 24 at Chiefs 27 (OT). Kansas City overcomes 10-point 1st-half deficit to tie game in 4th quarter. Chiefs' Ryan Succop kicks game-winning 22-yard FG in OT. 

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/22/09

BROADCAST

NBC (7:20 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (Pit.), 93 (KC). XM: 94 (WW1), 225 (Pit.), 226 (KC).

STATS

PASSING

Roethlisberger: 224-354-2,877 (3C)-16 (T2C)-9-93.1 (3C)

Palko: 30-45-283-0-3-56.1

RUSHING

Mendenhall: 136-517-3.8-6 (T2C)

Battle: 95-436-4.6-1

RECEIVING

Wallace: 53-922 (2C)-17.4-6

Bowe: 48-750-15.6-4

OFFENSE

383.0

309.4

TAKE/GIVE

-10

-3

DEFENSE

280.1 (2L)

365.9

SACKS

Woodley: 9 (T2C)

Hali: 7

INTs

4 tied: 1

Flowers: 4 (T3C)

PUNTING

Kapinos: 44.6

Colquitt: 46.3

KICKING

Suisham: 72 (24/24 PAT; 16/21 FG)

Succop: 54 (15/15 PAT; 13/16 FG)


NOTES

STEELERS:  Club has 13-9 (.591) record after bye...Steelers are 9-5 (.643) at KC...In 2 career games vs. Chiefs, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has completed 48 of 61 passes (78.7 pct.) for 636 yards with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 123.8 passer rating. In past 6, Steelers are 5-1 & Roethlisberger has 13 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 101.4 passer rating...RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has 3 rush TDs in past 2 games. Mendenhall (2,956) needs 44 rush yards to reach 3,000 career...WR MIKE WALLACE (922) needs 78 rec. yards to reach 1,000 for 2nd consecutive season (1,257 in '10). WR HINES WARD has reached 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 vs. KC (146, 128). WR JERRICHO COTCHERY posted 1st TD of season last game...TE HEATH MILLER had 7 catches for 95 yards with TD in last game vs. KC...LB LA MARR WOODLEY (48) needs 2 sacks to become 6th player in franchise history with 50 career sacks. Woodley had 2 sacks in last game vs. KC...CB WILLIAM GAY posted 1st INT of season last game...LB JAMES HARRISON has 5 sacks in 5 games in '11...

CHIEFS:  PA native, QB TYLER PALKO attended Univ. of Pit...In 2 career games vs. Steelers, RB THOMAS JONES averages 94.5 rush yards per game (189 total). In past 3, RB DEXTER MC CLUSTER is averaging 5.2 rush yards per carry (23 att., 120 yards)...WR DWAYNE BOWE tied season-best with 7 catches last week. WR STEVE BREASTON leads Chiefs in rec. (17) & receiving yards (221) in Nov. Breaston had 6 catches for 71 receiving yards in SB XLIII vs. Pit. (w/ Cardinals). Rookie WR JONATHAN BALDWIN (1st round, No. 26) attended Univ. of Pit. & is Aliquippa, PA native...TE LEONARD POPE had TD catch in last meeting against Steelers...LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads Chiefs with 83 tackles...LB TAMBA HALI has 7 of KC's 12 sacks this season. Hali (7) needs 3 sacks to join MIKE BELL, NEIL SMITH & HOFer DERRICK THOMAS as only players with double-digit sacks in back-to-back seasons in Chiefs history.    

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