When the Kansas City Chiefs visit Heinz Field this Sunday to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, they’ll bring with them the leagues’ top-rated red zone defense.
So far this season, the Chiefs defense has only allowed 18 scores out of 47 trips (38.3%) inside their red zone. On top of that, they’ve only allowed two rushing touchdowns all season and only one of those originated inside their own 20-yard-line.
Strangely enough, both of those rushing touchdowns came in the Chiefs Week 12 loss to the Oakland Raiders and both were scored by former undrafted free agent running back Latavius Murray.
16 of the 18 red zone touchdown passes allowed by the Chiefs defense this season came from 10 yards and in and 9 of those came from 5 yards and in.
The Steelers offense has been very inconsistent so far this season when it comes to scoring touchdowns inside the oppositions red zone. In their last three games, however, they are 8-of-11 in that area of the field with running back Le’Veon Bell accounting for five of those scores.