KANSAS CITY (1-7) At PITTSBURGH (5-3)
Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN
OPENING LINE - Steelers by 12 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Kansas City 2-6; Pittsburgh 4-4
SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 18-10
AP PRO32 RANKING - Chiefs No. 32; Steelers, No. 10
LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Chiefs 13-9, Nov. 27, 2011
LAST WEEK - Chiefs lost to Chargers 31-13; Steelers beat Giants 24-20
CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (3), PASS (25)
CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (22), PASS (11)
STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (21), PASS (10)
STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (7), PASS (1)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Pittsburgh has won three straight since 2-3 start ... Chiefs have yet to lead in regulation this season ... Kansas City's minus-20 turnover differential last in league ... Steelers undefeated (7-0) at Heinz Field on Monday nights since stadium opened in 2001 ... Chiefs haven't won in Pittsburgh since 1986 ... Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was Chiefs coach from 2009-2011 ... Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel 0-8 all-time as coach against Steelers ... Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe needs nine receptions to pass Otis Taylor for fourth on team's all-time list ... Kansas City LBs Tamba Hali and Justin Houston have combined for 21 1/2 sacks over team's last 14 games, most in league by teammates over that span ... Pittsburgh TE Heath Miller needs one touchdown catch to set team record for career touchdown receptions by tight end ... Steelers will play without S Troy Polamalu, who will miss fifth straight game with right calf injury ... Steelers have had running back top 100 yards in each of last three games. They haven't had running back go over 100 in four straight since 2004 ... Kansas City leads AFC in rushing with 149 yards per game. Steelers have allowed one opponent to go over 100 yards rushing this season ... Teams have split last 10 meetings ... Steelers converting 51 percent of third downs, tops in NFL.
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