Jan. 17—Throughout a week of playoff hype and excitement, Pittsburgh Steelers fans did everything they could to talk themselves into why this week's postseason result in Kansas City would be different from the 36-10 beatdown their team suffered at Arrowhead Stadium on Dec. 26.
Jan. 17—KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dreams of the Pittsburgh Steelers delaying Ben Roethlisberger's farewell for another week were alive and well early in the second quarter Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium.
Jan. 17—KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ben Roethlisberger tried to motivate his teammates by downplaying their chances against the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC wild-card game.
Jan. 17—JuJu Smith-Schuster fought his way back to play one more game this season. Was it also one final time he wore the black-and-gold?
Jan. 17—They were there. That's the thing. Were they there in abundance? Maybe not. But this was the postseason. And the throws it takes to win playoffs games were there to be made.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger came back for one more run, wanting a chance for his final performance to not be a lopsided first-round playoff loss.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs had to learn to dink and dunk their way through this entire season, contrary to every instinct of go for broke quarterback Patrick Mahomes, as opposing defenses simply refused to let themselves get beaten deep.
ST. LOUIS — Soon after a $790 million wire transfer from the NFL arrived in St. Louis just in time for the holidays, Bob Blitz did a little online shopping.
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Los Chiefs no engranaban ofensivamente en los primeros compases del duelo contra Pittsburgh, así que el entrenador Andy Reid dispuso que el receptor Mecole Hardman recibiera el snap y transfiriera el balón al running back Darrel Williams a modo de engaño.
Jan. 17—TAMPA, Fla. — With the wind swirling around Raymond James Stadium and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers surging, the Eagles offense remained stagnant.
The Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers both had their seasons end with playoff losses in the wild-card round Sunday.