Chiefs' playoff loss tough for Canadian Duvernay-Tardif to accept

We can hope for the Patriots to stumble but it would be like ice cream melting in the freezer. Alex Smith took the Chiefs 55 yards in six plays, finishing it with a little flip to Albert Wilson for a 5-yard touchdown that put the Chiefs up 7-3. A punt could have easily put the Chiefs in position to kick a winning field goal, a possibility improved by having Hill available to return a punt. On the next try, Alex Smith's pass fell incomplete, as the Steelers went on to win 18-16.

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston made his 2016 season debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arrowhead Stadium on November 20, 2016. Brady is arguably playing as well as he ever has, and his 28 passes and two interceptions in the regular season set an National Football League record for touchdown-to-interception ratio. Kansas City ended the 2016 season on a tear, beating the Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, and Atlanta Falcons in the final month.

Was Sunday's defeat the cruelest of them all for fans in western Missouri?

Only two of New England's last 12 victories have come by less than 11 points, and the team has outscored their last three opponents 110-33.

Pittsburgh's offense, however, has had trouble scoring touchdowns at times against good defenses.

Ben Roethlisberger also chimed in on their play.

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Serena Williams lost her No. 1 ranking to Angelique Kerber when she fell in the semifinals of the US Open to Karolina Pliskova. It is all a far cry from events past year , when Murray was torn between his title attempt and what was happening back home.

There sure is - nothing more strikingly noticeable for the Steelers than a red-zone offense that sputtered putridly inside the Kansas City 20-yard-line and, to a slightly lesser extent, even inside the Chiefs' 30.

- There was running back Spencer Ware's drop of a first-down pass on third-and-7 on the Chiefs' next possession, forcing a punt from their own territory. He finished with a total of 45 all-purpose yards. The Steelers will have trouble covering Kelce.

Among other inactives for the Steelers is tight end Ladarius Green. They gave up 93 yards and a touchdown to Rob Gronkowski. They'll talk about Coach Andy Reid, who has taken a disorganized franchise and made it a playoff regular, spent two of his timeouts before the two-minute warning.

Kelce singled out Carl Cheffers for throwing the flag on Fisher, who sat with his head in his hands at his locker minutes after the game.

The Chiefs seemed to have caught on to ways to stuff Bell in the second half after being baffled by his hesitation style in the first half. If the Chiefs can get up on the Steelers and control the football, they can make the Steelers one dimensional. The 2014 sixth-round pick from McGill completed his second season as Kansas City's starting right guard. The Chiefs have 18 interceptions this season, and they have run four of them back for touchdowns. But that turned out to be enough on a night when Kansas City struggled to get into any kind of offensive rhythm, and the Steelers were able to ride Bell to victory.


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