NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo reports on the Steelers’ win over the Chiefs, which is the team’s second in a row.
Here are a few notes and observations from the game.
Steelers: Steelers linebacker Joey Porter is one of the most-decorated members of the franchise.
He played in every game last season and made the Pro Bowl, and he’s expected to have an important role in the Steelers offense.
The Steelers have been without linebacker Bud Dupree (knee), linebacker Josh Bynes (knees), safety Harrison Smith (shoulder), safety James Harrison (hamstring) and defensive tackle Darian Stewart (concussion).
This was the first time in seven years that Pittsburgh didn’t have a starter in the starting lineup.
The team has lost starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and the team also lost its top offensive player, running back Le’Veon Bell, who had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
The Chiefs, who were without starting left tackle Justin Stansberry (shin), wide receiver Travis Kelce (hamstrings) and cornerback Eric Berry (back), struggled in their first two games.
They were shut out for the second time this season.
They’ve won two of three in this series and the Steelers have won four of five in the rivalry.
Steelers QB Ben Roem (left) threw two touchdown passes to running back Isaiah Crowell (right) in the third quarter.
Steelers RB Isaiah Crowll (9) has nine carries for 40 yards in the first quarter.