Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers Free NFL Picks & Week 16 Odds
by Tony Sink - 12/16/2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM on CBS
Heinz Field in Pittsburgh
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The Kansas City Chiefs (8-6) will be visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5) on Sunday afternoon in a game between two of the best run defenses in the NFL. Both teams are currently in second place in their respective divisions.
Last Sunday, the Chiefs used a 21-point third quarter to help them beat the Oakland Raiders and snap their three-game losing streak. They had 388 total yards of offense in that win, while their defense was able to hold the Raiders to just 78 rushing yards.
The Chiefs have relied heavily on their defense this season, which has only allowed opposing offenses to score 18.1 points per game against them. Running back Jamaal Charles has averaged 5.2 yards per carry this season and has 950 yards with nine touchdowns.
In their last game, the Steelers picked up their second straight win when they defeated the Atlanta Falcons 27-20 on the road. They had no turnovers in that win and ended up with 398 total yards of offense.
The Steelers have been able to gain more yards than any other team this year, averaging 424.9 total yards per game. Veteran quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a solid 103.4 passer rating through 14 games by throwing for 4,415 yards with 29 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. Roethlisberger's top target has been wide receiver Antonio Brown, who has caught 115 passes for 1,498 yards and 11 scores.
Kansas City Chiefs Betting Trends
Kansas City Chiefs are 9-5-0 Against the Spread
Kansas City Chiefs are 5-9-0 against the Over/Under
Pittsburgh Steelers Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Steelers are 7-7-0 Against the Spread
Pittsburgh Steelers are 9-5-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Kansas City Chiefs
12/16/14 DE Allen Bailey Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
12/16/14 RB Jamaal Charles Knee probable Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
12/16/14 DT Jaye Howard Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
12/15/14 LB Josh Mauga Quad "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
12/15/14 CB Phillip Gaines Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh
11/25/14 S Eric Berry Illness out for season
11/10/14 RB Cyrus Gray Knee IR
09/26/14 RB Joe McKnight Achilles out for season
09/25/14 LB Mike Catapano Illness IR
09/10/14 LB Derrick Johnson Achilles IR
09/10/14 DE Mike DeVito Achilles IR
09/04/14 QB Tyler Bray Ankle IR
09/04/14 DB Sanders Commings Ankle IR
12/14/14 LB James Harrison Knee "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
12/14/14 CB Ike Taylor Knee "?" Sunday vs. Kansas City
12/06/14 CB Cortez Allen Thumb IR
12/02/14 DE Brett Keisel Tricep IR
09/04/14 LB Jordan Zumwalt Groin IR
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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