The NFL Playoffs are almost here and on Wild Card weekend the Pittsburgh Steelers will travel to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. In what could be Ben Roethlisberger’s last career game, he will face off against Patrick Mahomes. While the Chiefs are heavy favorites to win this game, no one should rush to write off the Steelers.
Mahomes and Roethlisberger are at the polar opposite portions of their career. Big Ben is on his way out after this season while Mahomes is still considered by many to be the best quarterback in the NFL.
Prior to facing off against each other, Mahomes took some time to talk about Roethlisberger. He revealed some of his thoughts about the all-time great Steelers’ superstar.
“He’s an all-time great quarterback that’s going to be in the Hall of Fame one day, but he’s still playing great football right now,” he said, via ProFotballTalk. “If you look at the big-time throws he’s made to keep their season alive, we know it’s going to be a great challenge for us. Not just him, but that entire team.”
Just like Mahomes said, the Chiefs know that Roethlisberger could power the Steelers to a massive upset. They cannot afford to take this game lightly.
Looking at the matchups, the Chiefs definitely have the higher-powered offense. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are tough to stop and Clyde Edwards-Helaire is always a threat as well. On the other side of the field, the Steelers have Chase Claypool, JuJu Smith-Schuster (if he’s cleared to play), and Najee Harris.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Steelers may have the edge. They will need a big game from T.J. Watt and the secondary to pull off this win. Kansas City will need to get pressure on Roethlisberger and hold down the big play.
With all of that being said, this is going to be must-watch television for football fans. No one should miss Roethlisberger’s final game in the NFL, if in fact the Steelers lose. On the other hand, no one should miss this big of an upset if Big Ben can lead his team to yet another massive victory.
Expect to see this game end up being better than expected. Neither the Chiefs or Steelers are going to go down without a massive fight. Seeing Patrick Mahomes and Ben Roethlisberger square off is reason enough to tune in.