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Chiefs vs Steelers - Game 11

Posted Nov 22, 2011

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-6)
VS PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-3)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011 - 7:20 PM (CENTRAL)
ARROWHEAD STADIUM - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

BROADCAST INFORMATION
NBC
KSHB 41 (in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Al Michaels - Color Commentator: Chris Collinsworth

Chiefs FOX Football Radio Network
KCFX-FM (101.1 FM in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Mitch Holthus Color Commentator: Len Dawson Sideline Reporter: Kendall Gammon

LA CASA DE LOS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
KDTD (La GranD 1340 AM in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Enrique Morales, Oscar Monterroso and Ricardo Soto.

THE MATCH-UP
Sunday Night Football returns to Kansas City and Arrowhead Stadium this week for the first time since the Chiefs hosted Buffalo (10/26/03). It will mark the second primetime game at Arrowhead Stadium after the team played San Diego (10/31) on Monday Night Football. Kansas City will be making its third primetime appearance of the season.

Kansas City enters Sunday’s contest against Pittsburgh with a 4-6 record. Last week, the Chiefs fell 34-3 at New England (11/21) on Monday Night Football. Pittsburgh enjoyed a bye week last week, but registered a 24-17 victory at Cincinnati (11/13) in its last contest to improve its record to 7-3.

QB Tyler Palko started his fi rst NFL contest Monday night at New England (11/21). He became only the 14th different quarterback to make his fi rst NFL start in a Chiefs uniform. Palko finished the day with 236 passing yards, the second-most by a quarterback in his fi rst start in club history.

The Chiefs defense finished the day with 3.0 sacks at New England (11/21), tying for the club’s highest mark of the season. DE Wallace Gilberry got it started with a sack and strip of QB Tom Brady. Kansas City DL Allen Bailey recovered the fumble. DL Amon Gordon recorded his first career sack and LB Tamba Hali got in the act with a QB takedown. He now has a team-high 7.0 sacks in 2011 and 48.5 for his career.

WR Dwayne Bowe leads the club with 48 receptions for 750 yards (15.6 avg.) with four touchdowns. He is on pace for a career-high 1,200 receiving yards. He needs 250 more yards to record his third career 1,000-yard season and his second-consecutive such campaign, becoming only the fourth player in team history to accomplish that feat.

The Chiefs defense has intercepted 13 passes to tie for third in the NFL. Kansas City is on pace for 25 pickoffs, the club’s highest total since getting 25 in 2003. CB Javier Arenas is third in the NFL with a 14.8-yard punt return average. He had a pair of 20 yard punt returns last week at New England (11/21).

Kansas City begins a two-game road stretch next week with a contest at Chicago (12/4). The Chiefs follow that with a contest at the N.Y. Jets (12/11). Pittsburgh returns home to host Cincinnati (12/4).

THE SERIES
Kansas City is 10-17-0 (.370) all-time in regular season and postseason action against Pittsburgh since the teams first met in ’70. The Steelers hold a 9-6 (.600) mark in games played in Kansas City, including a 9-5 (.357) record in contests at Arrowhead Stadium. Nine of the last 10 games in the series have been played in Kansas City with the Chiefs winning the last two. It marked the first time in series history that the Chiefs had won back-toback contests against the Steelers in Kansas City.

In the most recent contest between the two clubs, Kansas City pulled out a 27-24 overtime victory vs. Pittsburgh (11/22/09). K Ryan Succop booted a 22-yard game-winning fi eld goal.

The Chiefs won the lone postseason game, claiming an AFC Wild Card Game vs. Pittsburgh (1/8/94) with a 27-24 overtime win. Kansas City tied the game with a QB Joe Montana TD pass with 1:43 left in the fourth quarter.

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