Sunday’s Steelers vs. Chiefs matchup presents another rematch from the regular season, and another one that the loser would much, much rather forget.
The Chiefs didnt look like a future division champ and first-round bye that Cheap Barcelona Jerseys night in Week 4, when the Steelers humiliated them on national TV, 43-14. Their recovery since then didnt exactly mirror the previous years 10-game win streak, but under the circumstances, it was still impressive.
Their postseason reward, understandably, is a Steelers team with plenty of momentum of its own (eight straight wins, including the wild-card round over Miami), and the bonus of fairly good health (depending on whether Ben Roethlisbergers ankle is a problem). The Chiefs, to their credit, have lost just twice since the Steelers debacle. Both, though, were complete head scratchers the Buccaneers and Titans at home.
I’m certainly struggling with it, just because I’m a competitor, Freeman said. I just want to be around the ball as much as I can, to help the team win. Now we’re in the Super Bowl, and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Hill also was a unanimous All-Pro selection at punt returner after averaging 15.2 yards and scoring twice on 39 returns.
‘We use him a lot on special teams obviously,’ said Reid, whose team made Hill a 2016 fifth-round draft choice. ‘When he came to us, that’s what we originally thought we had. He then said, ‘Listen I can do this offensive thing.’ He’s innately a smart kid. We kept adding to it and he got it.