Kansas City built a 21-10 halftime lead against Cincinnati in the AFC Championship Game, but couldn't make it last and saw their season come to an end. Ben Muth tries to figure out what went wrong.
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Kansas City rebuilt its offensive line following the Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay. After some early growing pains, they have gelled into one of the league's better units.
Pass protection. Run blocking. Getting downfield. Even scoring touchdowns. It's hard to ask for any more from an offensive line than Kansas City got in the wild-card round against Pittsburgh.
Now that Pittsburgh has reached the playoffs, do they actually have a shot to beat Kansas City? Ben Muth says the Steelers' best bet is an offensive line that kept Ben Roethlisberger upright against Baltimore.
Though Cincinnati defeated Kansas City 34-31 last weekend, a Chiefs offensive line missing several pieces played well enough to give Patrick Mahomes a chance to win.
Cleveland's 24-22 loss to Green Bay on Christmas night dealt a serious blow to their playoff hopes, but Ben Muth finds plenty to like about an offensive line that was missing several starters.
Who's to blame for Pittsburgh's December collapse? Ben Roethlisberger? The offensive line? The running backs? Ben Muth points out that the answer is "all of the above."
The Chiefs have won five in a row to move back into first place in the AFC West, and while that's largely due to defensive improvement, Ben Muth finds plenty to like about their offensive line as well.
The Cleveland Browns offense was overwhelmed by the Baltimore Ravens in a 16-10 loss last weekend. Ben Muth looks back at everything that went wrong for Cleveland—and the little that went right.
Pittsburgh's tie against the Detroit Lions last Sunday left them in first place in the AFC wild-card race and just a half-game behind the Ravens for the division lead. Ben Muth shows how their offensive line has improved, and where they still have work to do.