When the Steelers game plan for any opponent, two of the most important components of their preparation are efficiency in the red zone and limiting turnovers. But with the Kansas City Chiefs, the opponent Sunday in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs, those two areas will be even more important.
The Chiefs have a rather pedestrian defense when it comes to yards allowed. They are 24th in the NFL in total defense — 26th in rush defense and 18th in pass defense. So how are they legitimately one of the top defensive units in the league? It’s simple.