The Pittsburgh Steelers travel to face the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend, with the teams trending in opposite directions. The Steelers are 4-2 and have won two straight games, while the Chiefs are 1-5 with five consecutive losses. With the Chiefs reeling, the Steelers are in position to pick up their fifth win of the season. Here are three reasons why the Steelers will defeat the Chiefs this weekend.
3. Poor Chiefs' Offense
The Chiefs' offense wasn't that great with Jamaal Charles and it's in serious trouble without him. The Chiefs could only put up 57 rushing yards against the Minnesota Vikings, and could have similar issues against the Steelers. With no real running game, the Chiefs are forced to lean heavily on QB Alex Smith. That's not ideal for Kansas City and Smith will have a rough game against a Steelers' defense that has played well in recent weeks.
2. Martavis Bryant's Impact
Bryant sat out the first five games of the season, but made his presence felt against the Arizona Cardinals last week. The impact WR caught six passes for 137 yards and two TDs. New starting QB Landry Jones showed immediate chemistry with Bryant, a promising sign. With opposing teams focusing on Antonio Brown, the Steelers need Bryant to make big plays. He'll do just that against the Chiefs this week.
1. Le'Veon Bell
Bell is the best offensive weapon in this game and the Steelers will lean on him heavily. In four games this season, Bell has racked up 390 yards and 3 TDs on 86 carries. He's also added 18 catches for 107 yards. Expect a heavy does of Bell this weekend as he puts the Steelers on his back and carries them to a win.