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Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Steelers look set for misery in Missouri

Chiefs ready to rule

Kansas City Chiefs could have more to celebrate after the visit of Pittsburgh
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Kansas City have been cut from 25-1 on the morning of their season-opening win in New England to 7-1 third favourites for the Super Bowl and they could be shorter still after seeing off Pittsburgh at a rowdy Arrowhead Stadium.

The Steelers would have hoped for pretty much any assignment other than this one as they bid to get their heads straight after last week’s 30-9 home trouncing by the Jaguars.

QB Ben Roethlisberger threw five interceptions in a miserable outing and though Antonio Brown will always be a threat, the Steelers’ best hope may be running back Le’Veon Bell.

Pittsburgh looked like they might have caught a break with the Chiefs suffering some key injuries in their 42-24 win over Houston – which was more convincing than the result suggests – but tight end Travis Kelce, pass-rusher Justin Houston and lightning-fast wide receiver Tyreek Hill are all set to play. The Chiefs can defy the handicapper again.

Kansas City -3.5
2pts 10-11 Coral, Sky Bet

The lowdown
Venue Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Surface Artificial
Weather Clear and dry, 14C
Vegas handicap Pittsburgh +4
Vegas points line 47

Team news
Guard Ramon Foster (back) could miss the game but offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert could return after three weeks out. Linebacker Ryan Shazier (thigh) and centre Maurkice Pouncey (chest) are also set to play. 

Kansas City
Tight end Travis Kelce (concussion), linebacker Justin Houston (calf) and wide receiver Tyreek Hill (hamstring) are all expected to play. Safety Steven Terrell (concussion), guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (knee) and centre Mitch Morse (foot) are out. Linebacker Dee Ford (back) is set to return. 

Key stat
Kansas City have won 14 of their last 17 home games

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The Steelers would have hoped for pretty much any assignment other than this one after last week’s 30-9 home trouncing by the Jaguars
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