Kansas City is entering the playoffs with having recent poor play. There is simply no hiding the inconsistencies this year from the Chiefs. They started bad, really bad, and got very good.
Now, they seem to be coasting, with a loss to Cincinnati and a close win over Denver. For Pittsburgh, it’s been rough pretty much all year.
I guess if there is a positive in their season, it’s that they made the playoffs in what is likely their quarterbacks last season. Yes, that is positive even if they barely made it.
Honestly, the only way things could be any better for Kansas City is if they had the number one seed and bye week. Instead, they get to face a team they beat 36-10 just three weeks ago. While that is one advantage, the biggest is something many people aren’t thinking of.
Chiefs have experience over all other teams
Not only is this an advantage for the Chiefs against the Steelers, but also against nearly every other team left in the playoffs as well. Kansas City has something that every fresh college graduate wishes they had when looking for their first job, and that’s experience.
The Chiefs have been to at least the AFC Championship game three years in a row, and the super bowl two years in a row. When you put that into perspective, that’s eight playoff games over the last three years.
No other team has done that, not even the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers. Thinking about it now, eight games is essentially half of another season the Chiefs have played. It is safe to say Kansas City is a team that is seasoned over the last few years.
Yes, Ben Roethlisberger has won his fair share of championships. However, it has been a very long time since he was in a super bowl. I haven’t checked, but I will go out on a limb and say there aren’t many players on the Steelers with Superbowl experience or even a ton of playoff experience.
The Chiefs will use this against Pittsburgh and any other team they will play in the postseason. Hopefully, come Sunday night, fans are talking about the Chiefs next playoff opponent.
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