The Steelers have advanced through the Wild Card round for the second consecutive year, and will now play the Chiefs in the next round.
Because the Texans defeated the Raiders in the other matchup, the Steelers are the high seed advancing and will face the low seed in the next round. That means that the Steelers avoided playing the Patriots in this round, but they could still see them if both teams advance to the Conference Championship.
When these teams met at Heinz Field early in the season, the Steelers ended things quickly. Pittsburgh scored 22 points in the first quarter, and cruised to a 43-14 victory. That game was in Heinz Field, however, and the Steelers have performed much differently on the road this season.
Steelers-Chiefs will kickoff Sunday, January 15 at 1:05 p.m. Eastern.
The Chiefs are hosting a non-Wild Card game for the first time since 2003, and tickets are not going to be easy to come by. Some KC fans were holding out on ticket purchases, in hopes a bad matchup would drive down ticket prices. But with the Steelers fans coming to town, that will not happen. On Saturday afternoon, upper level corner seats were priced as high as $113.
If you’re from Pittsburgh travelling to the game, remember to purchase a parking pass. They are available for $35 in advance, but you can be charged as much as $60 for parking without one.