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Steelers 43, Chiefs 14

Big Ben: High five

PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger threw five touchdowns passes for the fifth time in his career and the Steelers throttled the Chiefs.

A week after suffering the franchise's worst loss in 27 years, the Steelers responded by overwhelming the erratic Chiefs.

Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown — wearing cleats featuring the profile of golf great and western Pennsylvania native Arnold Palmer — for two scores.

Roethlisberger also found Markus Wheaton, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Jesse James for touchdowns as the Steelers emphatically rebounded from a 31-point meltdown in Philadelphia. The quarterback finished 22 of 27 for 300 yards and a rating of 152.5, just shy of a perfect 158.3 rating.

Le'Veon Bell ran for 144 yards on 18 carries and caught five passes for 34 yards in his return from a three-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. Bell's return brought Pittsburgh's high-powered offense back to full strength for the first time this year, though he spent most of the first half watching Roethlisberger go to work.

The Steelers had a franchise-record 22 points in the first quarter as their defense forced a pair of turnovers Roethlisberger quickly converted into touchdowns. Smith was 30 of 50 for 287 yards and two inconsequential fourth-quarter TDs.

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Steelers 43, Chiefs 14 10/03/16 [Last modified: Monday, October 3, 2016 12:02am]
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