Pittsburgh Steelers vs Kansas City Chiefs Prediction, 12/26/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 16
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers vs Kansas City Chiefs
Date: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Location: Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Chiefs (-10)
Arrowhead Stadium is the location where the Kansas City Chiefs (10-4) will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6-1) on Sunday. Pittsburgh opens this contest as 10-point dogs. The betting total is set at 46.5.
The Pittsburgh Steelers head into this matchup 7-6-1 for this season. In their last contest, the Steelers took the field against the Titans and notched a win by a score of 19-13. Ben Roethlisberger connected on 16/25 with 148 yds passing. He had a QB rate of 80.1 and ended the game without throwing an interception. Diontae Johnson held an average of 7.6 yards per catch by totaling 38 yards on 5 receptions. Najee Harris was the rushing leader for the Steelers with 12 carries for 18 yds (1.5 yards per carry). For the game, they ran 45 plays for 168 yds. The Pittsburgh Steelers ran the football 17 times and totaled 35 yards, earning them an average of 2.1 yards per attempt. In the running game, the Steelers gave up 201 yds on 42 tries, which is an average of 4.8 yards per run surrendered. Pittsburgh gave up 23 completions on 32 attempts for 117 yds, and a completion percentage of 71.9%.
When it comes to scoring, the Pittsburgh Steelers are averaging 20.8 PPG. As a unit they average 84.6 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 31st in the National Football League. The Steelers have tallied 4,445 yards in total for this campaign. Pittsburgh has earned 167 1st downs offensively, and they have committed 90 infractions for 697 yds. They have surrendered the ball 15 times (8 picks and 7 fumbles). When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Pittsburgh has earned 20 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Steelers have conceded 3,131 yards which ranks them 13th in the NFL. They are conceding 223.6 yards per outing through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.8%. In total, they are granting 367.5 yards per outing which has them ranked 27th in the National Football League. They have relinquished 19 touchdowns by air as well as 15 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are giving up an average of 4.9 yards per rush and 143.9 rushing yards per game for the year. In total, they have conceded 2,014 running yards through 14 contests. The Steelers sit in 22nd in the league regarding their opponents scoring, conceding 23.9 points per contest.
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The Chiefs step onto the field holding a record of 10-4 for this season. For their last game, the Chiefs went home victorious with a score of 34-28 when they played the Chargers. Patrick Mahomes (3 TDs) walked away from the contest with 410 yards on 31/47 passing while his quarterback rating was 105.8. He threw 1 interception and his Y/A was 8.72 yards. Travis Kelce was the leading receiver for the Chiefs, catching 10 throws for 191 yds (19.1 yds per reception). Clyde Edwards-Helaire carried the rock 9 times for 32 yds, finishing the game with 3.6 yards per carry for Kansas City. The Chiefs finished the game with a total of 496 yards on 68 plays (7.3 yds per play). Kansas City ran the football for 4.3 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 86 yds on 20 attempts. Kansas City gave up 39 rush attempts for 192 yds (4.9 yards per rush). The Chiefs passing defense conceded a completion rate of 56.4%, surrendering 236 yards on 22 out of 39 through the air.
The Kansas City Chiefs hold an average of 397.2 yards per game which has them ranked 3rd in the league. They maintain an average of 109.9 yards via the ground game and have toted the ball for 1,538 yards overall. The Kansas City offense has 756 penalty yards on 91 violations, which has them ranked 10th in football in terms of giving up free yards. They have given away 13 picks while conceding 12 fumbles and they have been able to tally 221 first downs. For the year thus far, the Chiefs have thrown for a total of 4,023 passing yards as well as holding an average of 287.4 throwing yards per game, which is ranked 3rd in football. When discussing their scoring prowess, the Chiefs are ranking 6th in the NFL maintaining an average of 27.5 PPG.
Kansas City has given up a total of 1,618 yards on the ground (115.6 yards per contest) in addition to 12 touchdowns on the ground for the season. They have given up 22 touchdowns through the air and 250.9 yards per outing, which has them ranked 28th in the league. Their defense has compiled 25 turnovers (11 fumbles recovered and 14 picks) this year. This season, they have conceded 296 points in total. The Chiefs defense taken the field for 873 plays, which ranks 18th in the NFL. The Chiefs are giving up 21.1 points per game, which has them in 8th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Steelers/Chiefs NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Steelers +10
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