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( - With apologies to Paul Revere and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, winning is most certainly a two if by land proposition for the modern-day Kansas City Chiefs. The 2014 Chiefs have lived and died based on the fortunes of running backs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis, whove combined for 1,388 yards on the ground and scored 21 of the teams 36 touchdowns. Itll be the same scenario for Week 16, when Kansas City visits Pittsburgh, whose run defense has allowed 183 yards and one score in its last two games. Davis had a pair of touchdowns in the Chiefs 31-13 defeat of Oakland last week, while Charles is listed probable to face the Steelers after dinging up an ankle and undergoing a concussion test after a hard hit. Every game from here forward is a playoff game. Were taking that mindset into every game, Davis said. For me, its just a dream to be in the NFL. To make the big plays and help this team win is just huge all around. Meanwhile, the drought continues for the Chiefs wide receivers, whove now gone 17 games across two seasons without a touchdown, matching Denver (1971-72) and Cleveland (2008-09) for the longest streaks since the AFL-NFL merger. Quarterback Alex Smith has 18 TD throws, including five each to Charles and tight end Travis Kelce and four to another tight end, Anthony Fasano. The two Browns teams involved in Clevelands streak were a combined 9-23, while the two Broncos teams were 9-18-1. The fact that theyre still winning games and havent been able to have passing touchdowns like that, it shows that theyre a very resourceful team, Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats said. Both Pittsburgh and Kansas City will need some success this week to stay playoff relevant. The Steelers, at 9-5, are tied for second with Baltimore in a competitively muddled AFC North, each sitting a half-game behind Cincinnati. The Bengals play Monday night against Denver - which has already clinched the AFC West ahead of the Chiefs - while Baltimore heads to Houston. Pittsburgh finishes the regular season with Cincinnati next weekend. The Steelers beat the Bengals, 42-21, in Week 14, then came back and won at Atlanta, 27-20, last Sunday. A win against the Chiefs and Pittsburgh will clinch at least a wild-card berth. The last couple of games have been playoff games for us, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. Weve had to take that approach and that mindset because of how important every game was where we were record wise, seed-wise whatever you want to call it. Weve kind of had that mentality for the last couple of weeks that its time to get hot and play our best football. So were just going to continue to try to do that. Kansas City was in prime playoff position about a month ago, before a three- game losing skid that was only halted by the win against the Raiders. The Chiefs are now among a gaggle of AFC teams at 8-6 or better and will finish the season against another, San Diego, next weekend. Every game is playoff mode, Charles said. Every game, youve got to come with it. Pittsburghs offense have been the leagues most prolific through 14 games, thanks to an eight-game stretch in which its averaged 424.9 yards and 33.1 points. The Steelers are 6-2 during that run. Were trying to stack wins, cornerback William Gay said. Playing against good opponents and just putting everything on the line. The driving force has been the trio of Roethlisberger, running back LeVeon Bell and wide receiver Antonio Brown. Roethlisberger has already exceeded 4,400 passing yards and hes completed a career-best 67.2 percent of his passes. His 29 touchdowns are three shy of his high watermark, set in 2007. Browns 115 catches are tops in the NFL and a franchise record for a single season. Hes two yards from surpassing the 1,499-yard franchise record he established last year, and one more TD catch will make him the fourth Pittsburgh receiver to haul in 12 in a season, joining Hines Ward (2002), Louis Lipps (1985) and Buddy Dial (1961). Bell has 76 catches of his own, far exceeding the previous team best by a running back - 51 by John L. Williams in 1994. His 2,043 yards from scrimmage are also a franchise record. Bettering the numbers wont be a cake walk against the Chiefs, whose pass defense is No. 2 in the league with an average allowance of 199.2 pass yards per week. Its a good defense. We have to look at a lot more film because they get after the passer (and are) good in the secondary, Roethlisberger said. This is going to be one of our toughest tasks of the year. WHAT TO WATCH FOR A Multi-Toned Bell Pittsburghs Week 15 foe, Atlanta, came in with an all-in strategy to stop the run, and they were successful in limiting Bell to just 47 yards on 20 rushes. Problem is, the run is not the only thing with which Bell can hurt a defense. He caught five passes for 72 yards - including a 44-yard catch and run - and will be a vital element regardless on which way the Chiefs attack. Disrupt Big Bens Timing The Steelers have seen Roethlisberger sacked 32 times in 14 games, which doesnt sound terrific, but is still on pace to be Bens lowest number for a season in which he started at least 14 games. Keeping that pace could be an issue, however, if the leagues co-leader in sacks, Justin Houston, gets clear to add to his 17. He and fellow outside linebacker Tamba Hali have 23 combined. OVERALL ANALYSIS Its probably not a preview of the AFC Championship Game. In fact, theres a far better chance that the team that loses this game wont even make the playoffs at all. What it is, though, is a meeting of two teams with significant talent on both sides of the ball. 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When you consider there are 117 Division 1 schools that play football in the United States, 124 Division 2 schools, 300 Division 3 schools and approximately 30 CIS schools, the initial response is it must be easy to find players. Every one of those schools has at least 10 players of good ability that would love to play football for money. And they do, but finding the best ones that can play is an odyssey of difficulty in a world all its own. All those schools do have a quarterback of some talent and you would think that there is a surplus. They do, and there isnt. To answer the question: What is harder to find, 24 starters or a really good quarterback, I think it is the quarterback. His quality value may outshine 23 other players. In Saskatchewan, the Riders have moved to 7-2 and looked good in the process. Going into last weeks game against Winnipeg, they ran 402 plays -- 213 were pass plays and 189 were run plays. At the end of the 35-30 win, they totaled 239 pass plays and 215 run plays this season. Thats right, in the Winnipeg game they had 26 run plays and 26 pass plays. Remarkable balance in run/pass ratio and it goes a long way to keeping a defense completely off balance. Saskatchewan still has to play Calgary twice - on October 3 at home and on October 24 in Calgary - and they have Edmonton three times, with the last one at home on the last game of the year.ddddddddddddThose five are going to determine first place in the West. The final drive by Saskatchewan in Sundays game against the Bombers was impressive. They were on their own 35 yard line, 2:58 to go and down 30-28. Nine plays later, they are up by five and ran the ball for 62 of the 75 yards. That is impressive, as Saskatchewan took control and made it happen. In Hamilton, there were three stories. First, the new stadium, which by everyone I have talked to, was a successful debut in all ways conceivable. Second was quarterback Zach Collaros. Did he find his personal magic? I thought so. He was 21-of-38 for 71 per cent, one touchdown and no interceptions. Considering the absence of playing time and coming off a concussion, that is magic to me. The third story is: Can this change a season for Hamilton? New empowering home, quarterback back and an East Division that is wide open. Hamilton does visit Montreal next so that is focus number one, but their last five games are all in the East so in a very real way their future in playoff opportunity may be right there for the taking from October 10 on. Instead of losing a close game, they won one with six against the East, four against the West. It can still be a good season in Hamilton and at Tim Hortons Field. Final game of Week 11 saw Calgary beat Edmonton 28-13. The Stampeders have now won the head-to-head series, winning the first game 26-22 back on July 24. After this weeks game on Saturday, that is it for head-to-head, so winning the season series is the best end of season tiebreaker there is. It will be tougher this Saturday night, as Edmonton will feel the urgency and should have Mike Rielly back. Matt Nichols is good but Mike Reilly can be great. And finally; now every team has their stadium that is traditional over time or brand new or on its way to being brand new. Come on, Toronto! Something has to give in the near or soon-to-be near future. Without a good home field or a good home practice environment, you just cant play the way you need to create a winning team. 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