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Pylon Pics: Kansas City Chiefs 42, Pittsburgh Steelers 37

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Antonio Brown enters through the tunnel during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field on Sun., Sept. 16, 2018. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • Antonio Brown enters through the tunnel during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field on Sun., Sept. 16, 2018.

Pylon Pics is a digital feature that will appear after Steelers home games throughout the NFL season. Photographer Jared Wickerham tells the story of a Steelers game through his images.

It certainly wasn’t a pretty one for the Steelers against the Kansas City Chiefs.



Don’t get me wrong, the weather was gorgeous. I’ll take 80 degrees and sunshine for as many assignments as I can get. But the quality of play from the hometown team was quite dreary. For the purpose of this piece, I won’t let what happened on the field take away from a number of nice moments that occurred at Heinz Field.

It was neat to see former Pitt star James Conner in his first start at home as a Steeler. He certainly has won over fans as Le’Veon Bell no-shows. He also honored the late Mac Miller by wearing customized cleats. During the game, Conner made an incredibly acrobatic catch that was ruled incomplete because he only got one foot in bounds while being interfered with by a Chiefs defender.

From a personal standpoint, the Steelers’ home opener was the first game during which I didn’t rely on a brace for support. (I had knee surgery in August.) I still can’t run up and down the field like I’m used to doing. And kneeling isn’t an option at this point, so my visual perspective is a bit limited. But hopefully at the next Steelers home game — Sun., Sept. 30, against the Ravens — I’ll be back to normal.

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Vince Williams and T.J. Watt run onto the field. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • Vince Williams and T.J. Watt run onto the field.
James Conner enters from the tunnel. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • James Conner enters from the tunnel.
T.J. Watt waits in the tunnel before the start of the game. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • T.J. Watt waits in the tunnel before the start of the game.
Antonio Brown enters through the tunnel. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Antonio Brown enters through the tunnel.
Ben Roethlisberger stands behind center in the red zone against the Kansas City Chiefs. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Ben Roethlisberger stands behind center in the red zone against the Kansas City Chiefs.
James Conner makes a catch before being pushed out of bounds. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • James Conner makes a catch before being pushed out of bounds.
Antonio Brown tries to push his way through a row of Kansas City Chiefs tacklers. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • Antonio Brown tries to push his way through a row of Kansas City Chiefs tacklers.
Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs makes a touchdown catch in front of Steelers Artie Burns. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs makes a touchdown catch in front of Steelers Artie Burns.
Jesse James of the Steelers misses catching a touchdown pass in front of Ron Parker of the Kansas City Chiefs. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • Jesse James of the Steelers misses catching a touchdown pass in front of Ron Parker of the Kansas City Chiefs.
James Conner stands on the sideline against the Chiefs during the game at Heinz Field. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • James Conner stands on the sideline against the Chiefs during the game at Heinz Field.
Kareem Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates his touchdown against the Steelers. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Kareem Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates his touchdown against the Steelers.
JuJu Smith-Schuster celebrates his touchdown with teammate Jesse James. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster celebrates his touchdown with teammate Jesse James.
James Conner celebrates his two-point conversion against the Chiefs. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • James Conner celebrates his two-point conversion against the Chiefs.
James Conner celebrates his two-point conversion against the Chiefs. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • James Conner celebrates his two-point conversion against the Chiefs.
A Pittsburgh Steelers fan holds up a sign against the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Heinz Field - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • A Pittsburgh Steelers fan holds up a sign against the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Heinz Field
Antonio Brown puts his helmet on before entering the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Antonio Brown puts his helmet on before entering the game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ben Roethlisberger waits to take the field with his lineman. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Ben Roethlisberger waits to take the field with his lineman.
Kareem Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs avoids being tackled by Vince Williams, Morgan Burnett, and Cameron Sutton. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • Kareem Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs avoids being tackled by Vince Williams, Morgan Burnett, and Cameron Sutton.
Ben Roethlisberger yells from the sideline against the Chiefs. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
  • CP Photo: Jared Wickerham
  • Ben Roethlisberger yells from the sideline against the Chiefs.
A young fan looks on during the game. - CP PHOTO: JARED WICKERHAM
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  • A young fan looks on during the game.

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