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Sloppy Chiefs lay massive egg in 43-14 Sunday night loss to Steelers | The KC Star

"You can ask me a million questions here — it's going to be the same answer for you," said Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who took full responsibility for the loss, as he is wont to do after bad ones. "I've got to make sure I get my guys ready to play. We obviously weren't there tonight. And being the head coach, I have to make sure that takes place."

Especially against a team so motivated to win after its 31-point loss to the Eagles that it apparently nicknamed the game against the Chiefs "Redemption Sunday."

No time is too soon for Jamaal Charles to return to full-time duty | ESPN

Jamaal Charles said that the next time the Kansas City Chiefs play, in two weeks against the Oakland Raiders on the road, he'll be ready for whatever workload he's given. He was ready for that Sunday night against the Steelers in Pittsburgh "I could have went [for] 25 carries tonight," Charles said after the Chiefs were blasted 43-14 by the Steelers. "I'm good to go."

Nothing adding up for Kansas City Chiefs on offense | ESPN

But it took the 2-2 Chiefs until the final period to achieve even that meager accomplishment. Even with two final-period touchdowns, the Chiefs have just three offensive TDs in their past 12 quarters. If that doesn’t change, and soon, their season will be headed nowhere. The Chiefs put up little resistance against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who threw five touchdown passes.

Photo Gallery: Chiefs vs. Steelers Game Action | Chiefs.com

PHOTOS: Kansas City Chiefs take on the Pittsburgh Steelers | KSHB

Steelers blitz Chiefs 43-14 on Sunday night | Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs now head to the bye week licking their wounds. The good news for Kansas City – Reid’s teams historically perform well following the bye week, posting a 15-2 record. The Chiefs next travel to Oakland Sept. 16 for an AFC West showdown against the Raiders.

Steelers bounce back to defeat Chiefs, 43-14, at Heinz Field | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

But the Steelers’ response against what is regarded as a good Kansas City team was necessary after the egg they laid in Philadelphia, and they knew it. "There was a sense of urgency,’’ said Heyward, who sacked quarterback Alex Smith three times. There might not be a perfectly played game, but the Steelers came close a week after a perfectly poor one.

Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs Week 4 Winners and Losers | Behind the Steel Curtain

We've seen this before...one of those games where Roethlisberger is on fire. Given the opportunities, and Roethlisberger doesn't miss. The man people call Big Ben threw 5 touchdowns going 22 for 27 with 300 yards passing. Yes, you read that right...Roethlisberger threw as many touchdowns as he had incompletions. That is the picture of efficiency.

Chiefs vs. Steelers: Nine Observations | Chiefs.com

Coming into Sunday’s game, Cairo Santos had been a perfect 7-for-7 on field goal attempts this season, but a 49-yard attempt at the end of the first half bounced off the right goal post and ricocheted the wrong direction, which kept the score at 29-0 going into halftime.

Video: Andy Reid Reacts to Tough Loss in Week 4 | Chiefs.com

Chiefs stunk in front of the world and need their bye week (and maybe more) to fix their problems | The KC Star

"It's going to test our character a little bit," linebacker Tamba Hali said. "I've never been part of this before."

Hali has been with the Chiefs through enough dark valleys that he's worn worse blowouts before — 10 times, actually, in part because Scott Pioli used to run the franchise — but maybe he means a tail-whipping with a team he expected to be better than this. And the Chiefs should be better than this. They still can be better than this. There are no excuses.

Return of Jamaal Charles no longer a luxury for Chiefs | The KC Star

Much like two weeks ago at Houston, the offense simply wasn't in any way ready to play -€” in this case against an opponent seething from a 34-3 humiliation by Philadelphia that suggested the Chiefs best be braced.

"We obviously weren't there tonight," coach Andy Reid said.

Chiefs bad where they’d been good on defense against Steelers | The KC Star

A week after recording eight takeaways in a victory over the Jets, the Chiefs got none against the Steelers. The Chiefs committed turnovers on running back Spencer Ware's third fumble in three games and Alex Smith's second interception of the year, and the Steelers turned both turnovers into touchdowns.