The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 18-16. The Steelers will now play the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game next weekend, Sunday, January 22nd, 2017.
In the NFC Conference Championship game the Green Bay Packers will travel to Atlanta to play the Falcons on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017. Current AFC and NFC Championship game betting odds have the Patriots and Packers as -3.5 point favorites and likely Patriots Packers the Super Bowl 2017 matchup for Super Bowl LI.
The Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to Arrowhead Stadium to play Alex Smith and the Chiefs. The Steelers have been on somewhat of a roll at the end of the season by winning out their last 8 games in impressive fashion.
From a sports betting perspective, the Steelers at Chiefs matchup could be the most interesting game of the entire weekend. The Steelers defeated the Chiefs 43-14 in Week 4 of the NFL season. Contrast that with the fact that the Chiefs are being listed as 1 point favorites on many sportsbooks.
No one has been able to stop the trio of Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell over the past 2 months. Since their 35-30 loss to the Cowboys, the Steelers have been firing on all cylinders. Both their offense and the defense have been playing more aggressively, which has been a winning strategy.
In this matchup, just compare the Steelers trio of Roethlisberger, Brown and Bell versus Alex Smith, Spencer Ware and Travis Kelce. Although the Steelers are the slight road underdog, there is no reason that they cannot repeat their week 4 performance against the Chiefs. If the Steelers get a big lead, it could be a blowout. If the game stays close, the Chiefs could have a chance at sneaking out a win at home.