That boot being worn by Ben Roethlisberger after Pittsburgh's win against Miami is very worrisome. But he tends to always show up in the playoffs, and perform superbly much of the time.
It will be fun to watch Roethlisberger, WR Antonio Brown and RB Le'Veon Bell take on Marcus Peters, Eric Berry and the rest of Kansas City's formidable defense. On the other side of the ball, Steelers LB James Harrison and Co. should be able to handle Chiefs QB Alex Smith, but the question is how Pittsburgh's defense and special teams will corral rookie speedster Tyreek Hill.
The Steelers eased past the Chiefs on Oct. 2, but that was in Pittsburgh. Kansas City is better now than it was back them, although so are the Steelers.
If KC can get pressure on Big Ben and somewhat control Antonio Brown, the league's most dangerous receiver (and non-quarterback), and RB Le'Veon Bell, it can use its relatively conservative offense to its advantage. But will Andy Reid turn the reins loose a bit when the Chiefs have the ball?
A matchup we can't wait to see is Brown vs. All-Pro cornerback Marcus Peters.
The feeling is that only the Steelers could derail another trip to the Super Bowl for New England.