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Chiefs’ divisional-round struggles continue with 18-16 loss to Steelers

The weather was cold and rainy; the sky overcast, dark and foggy. The backdrop for the Chiefs’ AFC Divisional playoff game against Pittsburgh on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium was classic January football, the kind of weather old-school football lovers could only dream of. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, the Steelers — a battled-tested group led by a two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and a Super Bowl-winning coach — were more prepared to win that type of battle.

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Should Chiefs’ Marcus Peters exclusively match up against opponents’ top receivers?

According to NFL Research, the Kansas City Chiefs’ Marcus Peters faced seven of the league’s top 10 receivers this season — based on receiving yards — and did not allow a touchdown to any of them. That includes Antonio Brown, whose Pittsburgh Steelers will face the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional round Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. With the stakes at their highest Sunday, would the Chiefs consider letting Peters pull a Deion Sanders or Darrelle Revis on Sunday and “travel” with Brown — that is let Peters line up exclusively against one of the league’s most explosive receivers?

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Travis Kelce rips ref's holding call after Chiefs' loss

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was unhappy with a holding call that negated the game-tying two-point conversion during the closing minutes of Sunday's 18–16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Divisional playoffs at Arrowhead Stadium.
Tod Palmer The Kansas City Star
Travis Kelce rips ref's holding call after Chiefs' loss 1:31

Travis Kelce rips ref's holding call after Chiefs' loss

Andy Reid on Fisher's holding call and the end of the season 2:57

Andy Reid on Fisher's holding call and the end of the season

Alex Smith: Offense 'didn't hold up our end' 5:16

Alex Smith: Offense 'didn't hold up our end'

Chiefs president Mark Donovan explains time change for Sunday playoff game 11:23

Chiefs president Mark Donovan explains time change for Sunday playoff game

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