- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

KANSAS CITY (8-6) at PITTSBURGH (9-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chiefs 10-4, Steelers 7-7

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 19-10

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Chiefs 16-13, OT, Nov. 12, 2012.

LAST WEEK - Chiefs beat Raiders 31-13; Steelers beat Falcons 27-20

AP PRO32 RANKING - Chiefs No. 15, Steelers No. 12

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (7), PASS (30)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (28), PASS (2)

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (10), PASS (2)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (11), PASS (25)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chiefs ended three-game losing streak with victory over Raiders last week. … Steelers have won six of eight and can clinch first playoff berth since 2011 with victory. … Pittsburgh has won three of last four against Kansas City. … Chiefs last won in Pittsburgh on Dec. 21, 1986. … Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles is tied for league lead with 14 touchdowns. … Chiefs LB Justin Houston’s 17 sacks are tied with Elvis Dumervil for most in NFL. … Kansas City has allowed just two rushing touchdowns all season. No other team has allowed less than five. … Kansas City leads NFL in point differential in fourth quarter (plus-66). … Chiefs coach Andy Reid is 2-2 against Steelers. … Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley coached Chiefs from 2009-11, going 19-26 in two-plus seasons. … Steelers have NFL’s top-ranked offense. Franchise has finished first in total yardage just once in franchise history (1979), when it won championship. … Pittsburgh has won five straight games in December. … Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger needs two touchdown passes to become 17th player in league history to reach 250 career scoring tosses. … Steelers WR Antonio Brown needs 2 yards receiving to break club single-season mark he set last year (1,499). … Brown leads NFL in receptions (115), yards receiving (1,498) and games of 10-plus receptions (four). … Roethlisberger, Brown and RB Le’Veon Bell are second QB/WR/RB trio in NFL history with 4,400 yards passing, 1,400 yards receiving and 1,200 yards rushing. Peyton Manning, Rodney Harrison and Edgerrin James did it for Colts in 2000.

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