BEST BET PITTS­BURGH over Kansas City by 16

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There is a fam­ily feud go­ing on in Pitts­burgh these days and it’s killing the Steelers. The sea­son started off on the wrong foot with RB Le’Veon Bell hold­ing out (again), and WR An­to­nio Brown not tak­ing a sin­gle snap in the pre­sea­son. Talk about a house di­vided. As a re­sult sec­ond-year Steeler RB James Con­ner stepped in and gained 192 to­tal yards in his first ca­reer start in place of Bell. He did have a crit­i­cal fum­ble late in the game in last week’s 21-21 tie with the Browns, how­ever, to go along with 5 turnovers from strug­gling QB Ben Roeth­lis­berger. As a re­sult a 472-327 yardage ben­e­fit for the Black and Gold was all for naught. En­ter Kansas City QB Pa­trick Ma­homes, who passed for four TDs while WR Tyreek Hill scored three touch­downs in lead­ing the Chiefs to a 38-28 win over the Charg­ers in Los An­ge­les last Sun­day. In typ­i­cal Andy Reid fash­ion, Kansas City won the game de­spite be­ing de­ci­sively out­yarded, 541362, in the con­test. That leaves us with a dou­ble “in­side-out” stat ad­van­tage in Pitts­burgh’s fa­vor to­day and we’re all over it like white on rice. Es­pe­cially with Pitts­burgh hold­ing a re­cent 3-0 SUATS se­ries ad­van­tage over the Chiefs the past two sea­sons. Look for a strong bounce back from Big Ben to­day as con­firmed by

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