Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell carried Pittsburgh all the way to Kansas City with a 30-12 victory against an unprepared Miami Dolphins team.
Pittsburgh scored touchdowns on each of their first two drives and both times it was Antonio Brown breaking out for long touchdown runs. Brown ran for 50 yards on the Steelers opening drive and then broke away for a 62 yard touchdown on the second drive. He had 124 receiving yards in total and 119 of them came in the first quarter and his two touchdowns were his first in postseason play.
After the first quarter, Le’Veon Bell took over and he finished the game with a postseason franchise record, 167 yards on 29 carries to Ben Roethlisberger’s 18 passing attempts. Big Ben and the Steelers finished the game with 367 yards of total offense as he threw for 197 yards, 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions.
Miami’s problems didn’t stop at covering Brown and Bell; quarterback Matt Moore turned the ball over 3 times, once on an interception and twice on fumbles that the Steelers recovered. As if the Steelers needed any more help, they also committed 6 penalties for a total of 64 yards.
This game was extremely disappointing for the Miami Dolphin players who worked so hard to get to this point and for Adam Gase who led their team to 9 wins in their last 11 games following a 1-4 start to the season. However, the Steelers can now look forward to a tough matchup against a good Kansas City team that is hungry for a playoff win.
With all Pittsburgh’s star players healthy, they are poised to put up a great fight against the Chiefs in what is set up to be a fantastic game. The Steeler’s offense will look to put up a very similar performance to this game while the Kansas City defense will try to crack the code of the high powered Pittsburgh offense.