After missing out the past two seasons, the Steelers clinched a playoff spot today by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 20-12 at Heinz Field.
Le’Veon Bell ran for a 1-yard touchdown, Ben Roethlisberger threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Brown and Shaun Suisham kicked two field goals on a day that otherwise belonged to the Steelers defense.
That defense came up with a turnover and a fourth-down stop to prevent two likely scores by Kansas City, which managed only four field goals on the day. They also sacked quarterback Alex Smith six times.
The Steelers’ third-straight win lifted them to 10-5 and at least a wildcard playoff spot. They will win the AFC North Division if they beat Cincinnati at Heinz Field next Sunday.