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And a kicker shall lead the Steelers...to the AFC title game

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 16, 2017 4:21 AM
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Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) kicks a 22-yard field goal during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. Boswell set an NFL playoff record with six field goals in the Steelers 18-16 win over the Chiefs. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

(Kansas City) -- Pittsburgh's Chris Boswell set an NFL postseason record with six field goals and the Steelers eliminated the Kansas City Chiefs 18-16 to become the second victorious road team in the postseason.

The Steelers took advantage of a holding penalty to negate a successful Kansas City two-point conversion after the Chiefs moved within two points with 2:43 left. On the second try from the 12-yard line, Alex Smith threw an incomplete pass in the back of the end zone and the Steelers held on. The Steelers have won nine straight games.

Of note, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisbergertied Mel Blount and Terry Bradshaw with his 19th postseason playoff game, the most in team history. Roethlisberger completed 20 of 31 for 224 yards.

Le'Veon Bell ran for 170 yards to power the Steelers offense.

Big Ben will set the team record when the Steelers travel to Foxborough to play the Patriots next Sunday in the AFC championship.

The Patriots beat the Steelers 27-16 on October 23. Pittsburgh played without Roethlisberger, who was out with a knee injury.

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