Steelers vs Chiefs NFL Betting Odds, Lines & Predictions for Wild Card Weekend

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  • The Chiefs (11-5) are Steelers favorites vs the (8-7) Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:15pm EST
  • NBC on Broadcast Channel
  • Total (Over/Under): Total points

The Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) play the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-7) on Sunday, January 16, 2022 8:15pm EST at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs.

The Chiefs are betting favorites in this matchup, with the spread sitting at Favorite Team Spread (Favorite Spread Odds).

The total (Over/Under) is 46.5 points for the game.

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Where & How to Watch Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Wild Card Weekend

  • Game Day: Sunday, January 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:15pm EST
  • TV Channel: NBC
  • Location: Kansas City, MO at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Betting Odds & Spread, Wild Card Weekend

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Pittsburgh Steelers: Keys to the Game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs

The Steelers are 6-7 (.462) when rushing less than 20 times since last season — tied for 2nd-best in NFL; League Avg: .155.

The Steelers are 12-2 (.857) when forcing at least one fumble since last season — 4th-best in NFL; League Avg: .622.

The Steelers are 7-2 (.778) when averaging more than 5 yards on first down plays since last season — 3rd-best in NFL; League Avg: .552.

The Steelers are 12-2-1 (.800) when within 7 points entering the 4th quarter since last season — tied for 2nd-best in NFL; League Avg: .493.

Kansas City Chiefs: Keys to the Game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers

The Chiefs are 4-3 (.571) when rushing less than 20 times since last season — best in NFL; League Avg: .155.

The Chiefs were undefeated (6-0) when allowing less than 5 explosive passes this season — best in NFL; League Avg: .572.

The Chiefs are 15-6 (.714) when rushing less than 25 times since last season — best in NFL; League Avg: .285.

The Chiefs were 7-1 (.875) when not losing a fumble this season — 3rd-best in NFL; League Avg: .577.

Additional Matchup Notes for Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Wild Card Weekend

Chiefs RBs gained 216 yards on 21 receptions (10.3 YPR) in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — tied for best in NFL. The Steelers allowed 8.6 Yards Per Reception to RBs in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — fifth-worst in NFL.

Chiefs RBs had 54.0 receiving yards per game in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — third-best in NFL. The Steelers averaged 41.0 receiving yards per game allowed to RBs in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — third-worst in NFL.

The Chiefs average 55.1 penalty yards per game since the 2020 season — fifth-worst in NFL. The Steelers averages just 15.7 defensive penalty yards per game since last season — second-best in NFL.

Steelers RBs averaged just 2.4 touches per game in the red zone this season — lowest in NFL. The Chiefs have allowed 6 rushing touchdowns in the Red Zone to RBs this season — fourth-fewest in NFL.

Steelers WRs averaged 25.8 targets per game in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — second-highest in NFL. The Chiefs allowed 14.0 receptions per game to WRs in the last 4 weeks of the regular season — tied for fifth-worst in NFL.

The Steelers averaged just 3.0 yards per carry on rushes to the left side of the field this season — worst in NFL. The Chiefs allowed just 4.2 yards per carry when defending on rushes to the left this season — tied for fourth-best in NFL.

Key Injuries for the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game, Wild Card Weekend

  • Austin Blythe (Chiefs): Abdomen, Did Not Participate In Practice
  • Frank Clark (Chiefs): Hamstring, Limited Participation In Practice
  • Tyrann Mathieu (Chiefs): Illness,
  • Derrick Nnadi (Chiefs): Hip, Limited Participation In Practice
  • James Washington (Steelers): Finger, Limited Participation In Practice

Pittsburgh Steelers Offense: Important Stats for Wild Card Weekend

The Steelers ran successful plays on 41% of pass attempts this season — 3rd-worst in NFL; League Avg: 46%.

The Steelers ran the ball on 27% of plays (39 carries/144 plays) in the red zone this season — lowest in NFL; League Avg: 47%.

The Steelers ran 34% of their plays in their opponent’s territory in the 1st half this season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 45%.

The Steelers averaged 15.0 drives per TD in Week 18 — worst Drives Per TD rate in NFL; League Avg: 4.1.

Kansas City Chiefs Defense: Important Stats for Wild Card Weekend

The Chiefs had a third down conversion rate of 53% this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 41%.

The Chiefs went three and out on 10% of their drives this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 20%.

The Chiefs ran successful plays on 51% of plays in the 1st half this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 43%.

The Chiefs had a third down conversion rate of 71% against the blitz this season — best in NFL; League Avg: 39%.

Pittsburgh Steelers Defense: Important Stats for Wild Card Weekend

The Steelers defense allowed 20+ yard rushes 24 times this season — most in NFL.

The Steelers defense allowed a Completion Pct of just 57% (299 completions/527 attempts) last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 65%

The Steelers defense allowed successful plays on 35% of plays in the 1st half last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 45%

The Steelers defense allowed opponents to catch just 299 of 509 passes (59% Reception Pct) last season — best in NFL; League Avg: 68%

Kansas City Chiefs Defense: Important Stats for Wild Card Weekend

The Chiefs defense allowed opponents to catch 44 of 54 passes (81% Reception Pct) in the red zone last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 62%

The Chiefs defense tackled opponents for a loss on just 28 of 423 rushing attempts (7% TFL%) last season. — worst in NFL; League Avg: 11%

The Chiefs defense allowed a passer rating of 127.5 in the red zone (56 Pass Attempts) last season — worst in NFL; League Avg: 95.4

The Chiefs defense did not allow a TD pass in Week 18 — tied for fewest in NFL.

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