The Steelers are one win away from Super Bowl LI after toughing it out against the Kansas City Chiefs.
While the team prepares to travel to Foxboro to take on the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship we’ll be looking for mentions of your Black & Gold so we’ve got you covered. Here’s your Steelers Morning Huddle for Monday, Jan. 16th.
Another week, another record broken
Last week at home against the Miami Dolphins running back Le’Veon Bell broke the franchise record for rushing yards in a playoff game with 167. His record stood for a whole week as Sunday night in Kansas City he rushes for 170 yards in the 18-16 win.
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For Bell’s efforts of 170 rushing yards on 30 carries Bob Labriola named him Digest Player of the Week. Let’s make this a thing, shall we? Bell can go ahead and break this record next week too. That’d be cool.
Let’s kick it
While Steeler fans are definitely vocal Monday morning about how field goals aren’t going to be good enough to beat a New England Patriots team next week there’s not enough credit given to Steelers kicker Chris Boswell for breaking an NFL record with six field goals in a playoff game.
Boswell connected from 22, 38, 36, 45, 43, and 43 for an NFL-record six-for-six field goals. Somebody get that man a leg massage! Sure six field goals and no touchdowns could be a sign of offensive trouble or it could be a sign of doing whatever it takes to win the game. That’s just what was needed for this game.
You mad, bro?
They say the Dead Sea is the saltiest thing on Earth, next to Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Kelce had some strong words for referee Carl Cheffers on the holding penalty called on Eric Fisher for blatantly holding James Harrison on the Chiefs’ two-point conversion attempt.
ESPN’s Adam Teicher has Kelce’s comments made from his locker after the 18-16 loss to Pittsburgh.
"“Referee No. 51 shouldn’t even be able to wear a zebra jersey ever again. He shouldn’t even be able to work at f—ing Foot Locker.” – Travis Kelce"
Hopefully over the offseason Kelce can get some glasses and a copy of the NFL rule book because I’m sure if they update the version they’ll put a picture of Fisher holding Harrison as the visual aid to demonstrate what a holding penalty is. Also Kelce can suck it.