It’s a good thing the Pittsburgh Steelers don’t have to play the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2013 regular season.
Those Chiefs have been quite a pest since 2009.
Two of the Steelers’ last three regular-season meetings against the Chiefs have gone to overtime, with the Chiefs winning at Kansas City in 2009 and the Steelers winning at Pittsburgh last season.
In 2011, the Steelers escaped Kansas City with a 13-9 win.
The Steelers and Chiefs went to overtime again Saturday night at Heinz Field. Fortunately for the Steelers, this game didn’t count. They lost 26-20 to drop to 0-3 in the preseason.
Because the starters see their most extended playing time before the games count, it has become chic in NFL circles to dub Week 3 of the preseason a “dress rehearsal.”
These guys aren’t getting ready to stand up at a wedding, they’re getting ready to play a rough game. Networks get a lot of advertising money from car companies to televise these games.
So wouldn’t the term “tune-up” fit the foo...