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The Chiefs are on the road to face the Steelers in the second game of the preseason schedule

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The Game

In the second game of the preseason campaign, the Kansas City Chiefs face the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Saturday night. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time. The game will be carried locally by KCTV-5 and nationally on NFL Network. The Steelers telecast will be used on NFL Network.

The Chiefs finished the 2018 season 12-4, winning their third consecutive AFC West championship and appearing in the AFC Championship game. In their opening preseason game last Saturday, they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 38-17. The Steelers finished second in the AFC North last season with a record of 9-6-1. Last week, the Steelers opened their preseason schedule by defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-28.

The two teams last met in the 2018 regular season, when the Chiefs defeated the Steelers 42-37 in Pittsburgh. It was the first regular-season victory for the Chiefs in Pittsburgh since 1986. The last time the two teams met during the preseason was in 2013 — also in Pittsburgh. In that game, the Chiefs defeated the Steelers 26-20.

On Thursday, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that he expects his starters to play for two quarters “or thereabouts.” He also said that wide receivers Gehrig Dieter and Davon Grayson, defensive back Michael Hunter and fullback/tight end John Lovett will miss the game with injuries.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Thursday that he will play more starters than he did against the Buccaneers — but also that he intended to start second-year quarterback Mason Rudolph against the Chiefs.

This could be a somewhat emotionally-charged game for the Steelers and their fans. Pittsburgh wide receivers coach Darryl Drake, 62, died suddenly on Sunday. We join our colleagues at sister SBNation site Behind the Steel Curtain — and Steelers fans everywhere — in mourning Drake’s passing.

Nuts and bolts

Location: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Playing surface: Natural grass

Game time: Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Arrowhead Time

Officials: Referee Tony Corrente (99), umpire Bill Schuster (129), down judge Dana McKenzie (8), line judge Tim Podraza (47), field judge Anthony Jeffries (36), side judge Clay Reynard (171), back judge Todd Prukop (30), replay official Charles Stewart and replay assistant Robert Lu.

Chiefs television broadcast: with Ari Wolfe and Trent Green on KCTV (CBS/5-Kansas City), Chiefs Mobile App, NFL Network, KMOV (CBS/4-St. Louis), WIBW (CBS/13-Topeka), KWCH (CBS/12-Wichita), KOZL (My/27-Springfield, MO), KQTV (ABC/2-St. Joseph), KODE (ABC/12-Joplin), KMIZ (ABC/17-Columbia), KMTV (CBS/3-Omaha), KTUL (ABC/8-Tulsa), KDSM (FOX/17-Des Moines), KNWA (NBC/51-Fayetteville, AR)

Steelers television broadcast: with Bob Pompeani and Charlie Batch on KDKA (CBS/2-Pittsburgh), WTAJ (CBS/10-Altoona), WHP (CBS/21-Harrisburg), WOLF (FOX/56-Scranton), WFXP (FOX/66-Erie), WCMH (NBC/4-Columbus), WKBN (CBS/27-Youngstown) WTOV (FOX/9.2-Wheeling, WV), WQCW (CW/30-Charleston WV), WWCW (CW/21-27-Roanoke VA), KYUR (ABC/13-Anchorage AK), KATN (ABC/2-Fairbanks AK), KFVE (13.2-Honolulu)

Chiefs radio broadcast: with Mitch Holthus and Kendall Gammon on 101.1 The Fox, Chiefs Radio Network affiliates and KCChiefsRadio.com

Chiefs Spanish radio broadcast: La Mega 1160 AM (Tico Sports)

Steelers radio broadcast: with Bill Hillgrove and Tunch Ilkin on WDVE-FM (102.5), WBGG-AM (970) and Steelers Radio Network affiliates

NFL Network Replay: 12:00 p.m. Sunday August 18, 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 20 and 12:00 p.m. Thursday, August 22 (Arrowhead Time)

Online Stream: Fubo.TV

Matchup history: Steelers lead 22-11 (regular season)

Odds: Chiefs -2.5

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Preseason Schedule

Wk 1 Sat Aug 10 Bengals @ Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Won 38-17
Wk 2 Sat Aug 17 Chiefs @ Steelers Heinz Field 6:30 PM KCTV, NFLN
Wk 3 Sat Aug 24 49ers @ Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 7:00 PM KCTV
Wk 4 Thu Aug 29 Chiefs @ Packers Lambeau Field 7:00 PM KCTV

Regular Season Schedule

Wk 1 Sun Sep 8 Chiefs @ Jaguars TIAA Bank Field 12:00 PM CBS
Wk 2 Sun Sep 15 Chiefs @ Raiders Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 3:05 PM CBS
Wk 3 Sun Sep 22 Ravens @ Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 12:00 PM CBS
Wk 4 Sun Sep 29 Chiefs @ Lions Ford Field 12:00 PM FOX
Wk 5 Sun Oct 6 Colts @ Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 7:20 PM NBC
Wk 6 Sun Oct 13 Texans @ Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 12:00 PM CBS
Wk 7 Thu Oct 17 Chiefs @ Broncos Broncos Stadium at Mile High 7:20 PM FOX
Wk 8 Sun Oct 27 Packers @ Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 7:20 PM NBC
Wk 9 Sun Nov 3 Vikings @ Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 12:00 PM FOX
Wk 10 Sun Nov 10 Chiefs @ Titans Nissan Stadium 12:00 PM CBS
Wk 11 Mon Nov 18 Chiefs @ Chargers Estadio Azteca (Mexico City) 7:15 PM ESPN
Wk 12 BYE
Wk 13 Sun Dec 1 Raiders @ Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 12:00 PM CBS
Wk 14 Sun Dec 8 Chiefs @ Patriots Gillette Stadium 3:25 PM CBS
Wk 15 Sun Dec 15 Broncos @ Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 12:00 PM CBS
Wk 16 Sun Dec 22 Chiefs @ Bears Soldier Field 7:20 PM NBC
Wk 17 Sun Dec 29 Chargers @ Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium 12:00 PM CBS