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5-1, 1st in AFC West
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4hJeremy Fowler

Steelers safety Mitchell: 'I'm not a dirty player'

"I'm not a dirty player," Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell said, claiming he inadvertently fell into Alex Smith's legs on the play that drew the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback's ire Sunday.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton on the fourth-quarter pass that went through the hands of cornerback Phillip Gaines and then off his helmet before caroming to Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown for the Steelers' winning touchdown on Sunday: “I think the ball got on him really quick. He was on the man, on Brown, and his head turned the second the ball was on him. What do you say? It's just one of those things that I guess makes football such an interesting deal, or any sport, when it takes a bounce like that. Really unfortunate for us, fortunate for them. That's the risk we all take when we go out there to play. Things can happen like that. It's unfortunate. That would have been a huge stop for us right there and it goes from a stop to a touchdown. Brown made a great play, not an easy play to make. He did a great job on it.''

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9hSN Staff

Vote: The best and worst from Sunday in the NFL

Which performance from Sunday in the NFL stood out the most? What was the biggest surprise? And how will the Packers fare without their quarterback?

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21hAdam Teicher

Chiefs QB Smith: I was fired up after late hit

Chiefs QB Alex Smith, normally calm and collected on the field, admitted that he got fired up over the low hit to the knees he received from Steelers safety Mike Mitchell.

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Chiefs' aura of invincibility ripped away by Steelers (0:53)
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Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs had their aura of invincibility ripped away in Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Kareem Hunt is the 1st rookie in NFL history with 100+ scrimmage yards in each of the first 6 games of a season (via Elias Sports Bureau).

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Clark's doubts about Chiefs come to light in loss (1:58)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell finished with 196 total yards and a TD in the Steelers win over the Chiefs. Power, vision, patience and the speed to get up the field. Bell put on a clinic today.

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Thomas shakes two defenders for a TD (0:24)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Alex Smith's 57-yard touchdown pass to De'Anthony Thomas (and ensuing PAT) increased the Chiefs' chances of beating the Steelers by 30%.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs RB Charcandrick West is being evaluated for a concussion,

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs have scored 16 points or less in six of their last seven games against the Steelers, so today's offensive struggles are familiar. But the Chiefs are taking things to a new low, with six yards and one first down through the first half.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

This 9-point deficit is not the largest of the season for the Chiefs. They've trailed by as many as 10 points in two of their games. But given the lopsided nature of this game so far, this deficit seems much larger. As they usually do, the Chiefs are finding the Steelers to be a dilemma on both sides of the ball.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs have now forced eight turnovers this season. They've scored after thew first seven (4 TDs, 3 FGs).

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

This game was looking much like Pittsburgh's divisional round playoff win over Kansas City last year. The Chiefs can't stop Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers' running game and as a result can't get the Pittsburgh offense off the field. But things changed on Bell's 3-yard touchdown run to begin the second quarter. The Chiefs last year held the Steelers to six field goals, though that was enough for Pittsburgh to escape with a 2-point win

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Chiefs, who just recovered the free kick following a safety, had FPI's highest-rated special teams unit in the league entering today.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Rookie Harrison Butker has now made nine straight field goals for the Chiefs after missing his first attempt in his NFL debut two weeks ago.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chiefs center Zach Fulton hasn't had a problem with shotgun snaps this season, until now. But it's worth noting he is the backup center. Mitch Morse, the usual starter, is missing his fourth straight game because of a sprained foot.

Team Stats

Passing Yards252.27th
Rushing Yards134.84th
Points For29.52nd
Points Against21.7Tied-13th

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