Tamba Hali up, Alex Smith down in Chiefs' win over Steelers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A look at Kansas City Chiefs players who were “up” and those who were "down" in Sunday’s 23-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium:


LB Tamba Hali: The outside linebacker had his best game of the season with two sacks. Hali’s second sack forced Pittsburgh quarterback Landry Jones to fumble late in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs recovered and were able to run out the clock.

RB Charcandrick West: The featured back spot looked in capable hands despite the loss of Jamaal Charles. West rushed for 110 yards and his first career touchdown.

TE Travis Kelce: He didn’t score a touchdown, but he had some clutch catches. None was bigger than his 26-yarder in the fourth quarter. It came on third-and-4 and helped to set up the game-icing touchdown.


QB Alex Smith: Smith failed to see open receivers in the end zone on each of the Chiefs’ first two drives. His failures resulted in the Chiefs settling for field goals each time rather than scoring touchdowns.

RB Knile Davis: He was initially supposed to share the featured back role with West. But Davis got one carry for two yards. The other running back, Spencer Ware, got the ball twice.

CB Sean Smith: He otherwise played a solid game but bit on a play fake that allowed Pittsburgh wide receiver Martavis Bryant to score the Steelers’ only touchdown.