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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers safety Terrell Edmunds called the defense against the Chiefs ‘a short-term preview of the type of heat we're trying to bring all season.” Pittsburgh held Patrick Mahomes to 2-of-5 passing for 11 yards in two series. The Steelers knew the Chiefs wouldn't get too creative on offense, but the defense feels healthy and confident.

Steelers legend makes emotional return to Vietnam (7:26)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

James Conner on the Steelers' bond this season: "Man, ever since OTA really, just the vibe in the air (is great). Just talking with Steve Nelson and he was like, ‘man, it wasn't like this at other places he's been.' Everyone in the offense and defense are all really close, we have good chemistry. We just broke training camp so being in dorms together, eating together, just being together helped us get closer as well."

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Steelers keep Chiefs in check in 17-7 victory

Mason Rudolph guided a long first-half touchdown drive to perhaps nudge ahead of Josh Dobbs in the race to be the backup behind Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 17-7 on Saturday night.

Conner makes catch between his legs (0:15)
Samuels bounces outside for the TD (0:18)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Quarterback Mason Rudolph looked comfortable in the Steelers offense, completing passes to eight different receivers in four series of work. He finished 10-of-15 for 77 yards despite a drop and two fumbles from receivers in the first quarter. Rudolph missed a few throws but was decisive on an 89-yard scoring drive spanning sigh-plus minutes. He also made several throws on the move.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Roethlisberger isn't playing tonight, but he worked on several throws during the pregame process.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers-Chiefs game is daleyed due to inclement weather. Originally a 7:30 p.m. kickoff, the game currently doesn't have a start time.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers receivers remember the late Darryl Drake with pregame hoodies displaying the quote ‘Shut out the noise,' which was Drake's big-picture message for his receiver group in 2019. The assistant coach died Sunday.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers will wear this helmet on Saturday night against Kansas City to honor coach Darryl Drake, who died Sunday. (Via @steelers)

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Steelers still emotional after coach Drake's death

Steelers receiver Ryan Switzer got emotional Thursday when speaking of assistant coach Darryl Drake, who died Sunday. Switzer was the first of the team's receivers to speak publicly about Drake, their position coach.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

JuJu Smith-Schuster spotted a fan with a JuJu bobblehead and decided to greet him during a dead moment in practice, which ended abruptly at around 4:30 p.m. due to weather.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

With Steelers QB Mason Rudolph getting the start Saturday against the Chiefs, here's what coach Mike Tomlin likes about him: Aggressive mentality.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

After a preseason debut that Mike Tomlin called a ‘really solid performance' based on performance, rookie linebacker Devin Bush is not practicing Wednesday. Bush had 10 tackles and a pass breakup against Tampa Bay.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Weather forced the Steelers to end practice early. Players and coaches left the field around 4:20 p.m. due to lightning in the area. Offensive assistant Blaine Stewart and camp guest Ray Sherman, the team's OC in 1998, helped coach receiver drills.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

The Steelers are hurting after the loss of receivers coach Darryl Drake, who died Sunday. "We are all devastated," coach Mike Tomlin said. "I really can't think of any appropriate words." The Steelers have spent the last few days supporting the Drake family, and Tomlin has ordered grief counselors on site at Saint Vincent College. "Professionally, obviously the loss is significant but personally it's even bigger," Tomlin said.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Tomlin remembers Darryl Drake: ‘A father, a mentor, a brother, an advisor.'

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