National Football League
Pittsburgh 17, Kansas City 7
When: 7:30 PM ET, Saturday, August 17, 2019
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 86°
Head Official: Tony Corrente
Attendance: 50668

Second-year wideout James Washington impressed again, and rookie third-rounder Diontae Johnson snared a 24-yard touchdown as the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the visiting Kansas City Chiefs 17-7 on Saturday night.

The Steelers honored late wide receivers coach Darryl Drake, who died suddenly last Sunday, before the game with a moment of silence.

Drake's pupils played inspired. Washington, a 2018 second-round pick, had four grabs for 78 yards after totaling four for 84 in the preseason opener. Johnson had three grabs for 46 yards and his score, along with another touchdown that was nullified by offensive pass interference. Mason Rudolph (10 of 15, 77 yards) started at quarterback for Pittsburgh before Josh Dobbs (6 of 11, 95 yards, INT) took over just before halftime.

Chiefs starter Patrick Mahomes played just two series, going 2 of 5 for 11 yards. Rookie second-round wideout Mecole Hardman scored a 17-yard touchdown for the second straight game.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Kansas City   Pittsburgh
Darwin Thompson Player James Conner
4 Attempts 6
30 Yards 28
7.5 Avg Yards 4.7
0 Touchdowns 0
14 Long 7
Kansas City   Pittsburgh
Cody Thompson Player James Washington
7 Receptions 4
69 Yards 78
9.9 Avg Yards 19.5
0 Touchdowns 0
22 Long 40
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Kansas City 315 109 206 1 0 1 1.0 2
Pittsburgh 329 124 205 2 1 0 3.0 3
Upcoming Games
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game on the road against Tennessee. The Steelers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Chiefs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.