Steelers vs.  Chiefs - Game Report - December 26, 2021

KANSAS CITY – KANSAS CITY (AP) – Patrick Mahomes threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns, Byron Pringle had two touchdown receptions and the Kansas City Chiefs crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-10 Sunday to secure their sixth straight title. of the Western Division of the American Conference.
The Chiefs (11-4) stayed a game ahead of Tennessee in the AFC contest for first place thanks to their eighth straight win. That would give them the only bye in the first round of the playoffs and the advantage of not leaving home for the entire postseason.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a touchdown run for Kansas City before leaving the game early in the second half with a collarbone injury. Darrel Williams and Derrick Gore carried the brunt of the offense for the remainder of the game. Williams rushed for 55 yards and Gore for 43, in addition to adding 61 on three receptions.
Meanwhile, the Steelers became the first team in NFL history to trail at least 23 points at halftime in three straight road games. They haven’t had a first-half touchdown in five straight games, the first time in the franchise since 1940.
Although still alive for a playoff spot, the Steelers (7-7-1) lagged behind the Bengals (9-6) in the dispute over the AFC North.
Ben Roethlisberger passed for 159 yards and a touchdown in the final quarter for Pittsburgh, although he also had an interception and fumbled. Najee Harris had 93 yards rushing, most of them with the game already defined.