The Pittsburgh Steelers have given up quite a few receiving touchdowns to wide receivers so far this season, but this Sunday they’ll play a Kansas City Chiefs team that has yet to have a wide receiver register a touchdown catch in 2014.
While Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has managed to throw 18 touchdown passes so far this season, all have gone to either a tight end, running back or fullback. In fact, tight end Travis Kelce is tied with ruining back Jamaal Charles for the team-lead in touchdown receptions with five.
You have to go back to Chiefs Week 14 win over the Washington Redskins to find the last time that Smith connected with a wide receiver for a touchdown and it was a 22-yard reception by Dwayne Bowe. That scoring play was all Bowe, however, as broke a few tackles after catching a short slant in the snow.
Smith has been good inside the red zone so far this season as that’s where 16 of his 18 touchdown passes have come. He’s also completed 64.2% of his red zone attempts this season and he’s only been sacked four times in that area of the field.
the steelers defense has allowed 17 passing touchdowns so far this season inside the red zone.