In a matter of seconds, the Chiefs got a play they needed followed by a tough break, both involving speedster Tyreek Hill.
The Chiefs trailed by six but worked their way to a final possession with two minutes remaining and in decent field position thanks to Hill’s 32-yard punt return that set up the Chiefs at their 44.
Training throughout the game, a comeback, once seemingly improbable, was presented to the Chiefs.
“Great opportunity,” quarterback Alex Smith said. “We do a lot of situational two-minute stuff. You would take that situation every day of the week, that much time, a timeout, that field position to go down and get a score.
“That’s definitely do-able. We just couldn’t get it done, for whatever reason.”
One of those reasons the game ended in a 19-13 Steelers victory was the unavailability of several key weapons at the moment.
The Chiefs played without starting wide receiver Albert Wilson, a pregame scratch because of a knee injury. Wide receiver Chris Conley was lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles suffered last weekend.
And on the punt return, Hill was hit hard by Tyler Matakevich and Roosevelt Nix, and the Chiefs’ fastest player was knocked from the game.
Tyreek Hill knocked out of final Chiefs' drive
Kansas City Star | Oct 16