In trying to explain why the Pittsburgh Steelers never seem to have a down season, coach Mike Tomlin stumbled on to an analogy that also fits tonight’s game between his team and the Chiefs.
“There’s a fine line in this league between drinking wine and squashing grapes,’’ Tomlin said. “We understand that, know that and embrace that.’’
There isn’t any doubt which of tonight’s contestants is quaffing a fine varietal. The 5-3 Steelers are again in the playoff hunt and could well make the postseason for the ninth time in the last 12 seasons.
The 1-7 Chiefs are the ones with the red feet. They’re also more than a little red in the face.