Much at stake for Steelers and Chiefs | Professional


Kansas City Chiefs manager Andy Reid could be without several key players when his team face Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Marcio Jose Sanchez

Dave Skretta Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Steelers trainer Mike Tomlin called Chiefs tight-end Travis Kelce “the best in the business.”

He talked about how wide receiver Tyreek Hill can create “incredible problems”.

He became poetic about Chris Jones’ defensive tackle and his rare “ability to disrupt a general offensive game”.

As of Saturday, it looks like the Steelers will face two of the three.

Kansas City, which saw until Christmas that it would be without all three this week, is getting significantly bolstered as star tight end Travis Kelce and wideout Tyreek Hill were enabled for Sunday’s game. The Chiefs also bring back linebacker Nick Bolton and tackle Lucas Niang.

The three perennial Pro Bowl picks were part of a COVID-19 outbreak in Kansas City that initially saw 13 players on the active list and three more on the training roster.

“We have a big week ahead of us,” insisted Tomlin before news of the activations was released on Saturday. “We have some big days ahead of us and we look forward to going to Kansas City and putting our skills to the test against a group that is an AFC titan.”

In fact, it’s a big game for both teams on Sunday.


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