Former NFL Player Explains Why Pittsburgh Steelers Will Beat Kansas City Chiefs in 2020

Published 12/03/2020, 1:19 PM EST
Nov 1, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws under pressure during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


Pittsburgh Steelers need not fear any team, not even the Kansas City Chiefs. They currently stand at 11-0 while the Chiefs are at 10-1. There is a lot of chatter going around whether the Steelers could lose to the City Chiefs. There is a lot of confusion among the followers of both teams. Questions like could the two-time Super Bowl winners take on the six-time champions in this year’s Super Bowl?

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Both teams have their strengths and weaknesses. While Pittsburgh has an amazing coaching staff, the Chiefs have their star quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his star-studded supporting cast which includes head coach Andy Reid, wide receiver Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce.

Nov 8, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) throws a pass against the Dallas Cowboys in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

LaVar Arrington‘s take on Pittsburgh Steelers against Kansas City Chiefs.

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According to former NFL player turned analyst, the Kansas City Chiefs are no threat to the Steelers. He compared their coaching personnel, and he found the Chiefs quarterbacks to be exceptional but not their coaching staff.

“I looked at these teams as an overall whole. If you look at the coaching staff, who has the better coaches that I’m not taking Kansas City’s coaching staff over Pittsburgh’s coaching staff,” he said, “quarterbacks, I’ll give a slight edge to Mahomes. First, I’ll give a slight edge to the undefeated first-ballot Hall of Fame. I’ll give a slight Patrick Mahomes right now.”

He further compared both the team’s rushers and defensive line. The Chiefs rusher being Patrick Holmes, would still not be able to penetrate the Pittsburgh defense line.

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Nov 29, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) celebrates with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and tight end Travis Kelce (87) his touchdown scored against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

“if I’m looking at the running attack, your second-leading rusher for the Kansas City Chiefs is who? Patrick Mahomes Yeah, your second-leading rusher for your team. It’s Patrick Mahomes…but if you look at this defense versus Kansas City’s defense, it’s not even the same class. It’s two separate classes.”

“The Steelers defence is playing really well. And although you may look at the running attack and say James Conner, Benny Snell Jr. they may not be 1000 yard rushers but they are effective and they are efficient enough for this team to do what they need to do. I look at the Steelers as not only a threat, I look at them as a more complete team” said LaVar Arrington.

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Only time will tell whether Kansas City Chiefs can successfully defend their title and displace New England Patriots as the NFL’s next big ‘dynasty’.

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Milind Bage

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Milind Bage is an NFL writer for EssentiallySports. During his time at school, he participated in a number of spotrs at both the national and state level. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with decent experience in content writing, client servicing, marketing, and branding.

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