Kansas City Chiefs fall to the Pittsburgh Steelers 18-16 in the playoffs

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Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Ron Parker on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin looks down field after catching a pass from quarterback Alex Smith on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith looks down field for an open receiver on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith celebrates a touchdown with wide receiver Albert Wilson on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger avoids a sack by Kansas City Chiefs players on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs defenders Terrance Smith, left, and Eric Berry, center, tackle Pittsburg Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier catches an interception from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith walks off the field after throwing an interception in the first half on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry snags an interception in the endzone in the first half on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson, right, congratulates safety Eric Berry, left, after Berry's interception in the endzone on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith throws a pass on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, right, holds off Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Von Bell, left, is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Ramik Wilson on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is sacked by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison on Sunday during the playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger is sacked by Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Jarvis Jenkins on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith yells before calling for the snap during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley lays on the ground after a hit late in the second half during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley walks off the field under his own power during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kanas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, right, misses a pass as Pittsburgh Steelers defend him during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters dances next to a referee late in the second half during the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kanas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos, right, yells after his field goal is declared good during the second half of the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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A fan shows off her boxing puppets before the Kansas Chiefs played the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Cheifs wide receiver Chris Conley, right, greets Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Sammie Coates before the Chiefs played the Steelers in the playoffs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs fans do the tomahawk chop before the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree, left, and Demarcus Ayers, greet eachother before the playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay gestures to the crowd before the playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive backs coach and hall of famer Emmitt Thomas gestures to the crowd before the Chiefs playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShaer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali high fives fans as he makes his way into the tunnel before the game on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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The Kansas City Chief's Rumble Drumline performs before the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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A Kansas City Chiefs fan chants the tomahawk chop before the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs fans hold part of the giant American flag Sunday before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Chiefs owner and CEO Clark Hunt helps wave the giant American flag before the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones gestures to the crowd to get lowder during the fourth quarter of the playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. (Emily DeShazer/The Capital-Journal)

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The Kansas City Chiefs couldn't overcome six Pittsburgh Steelers field goals and lost their playoff game at home on Sunday. 

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