Kovacevic: Steelers flex mental muscles, bury Philly flop


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Cam Heyward on the Steelers' sideline Sunday night. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

Maurkice Pouncey swore he didn't know the score.

As Le'Veon Bell sprinted down the left sideline, stringing along Kansas City defenders like an ice cream truck doing 15 mph by the neighborhood playground, the Steelers led the Chiefs by four touchdowns and change. And it was the fourth quarter. And it was raining and slippery and miserable all else that comes with October football in our corner of the world.

So hey, enjoy following the center on this play:

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Yeah, for anyone who might have dozed off early in the Steelers' shot-from-a-cannon 43-14 rout of the Chiefs on this Sunday night at Heinz Field, that's Pouncey pulling to the left, then oh-for-real pulling ahead of Bell to offer the lead block 44 yards downfield from the line of scrimmage.

That Bell was shoved out at the Kansas City 2 didn't matter.

That it barely registered a blip of impact on the outcome didn't matter.

That it didn't even impress Pouncey's teammates much didn't matter.

"That's Pounce," David DeCastro told me at the next stall. "That's what he does. That's what he brings. That's why he's our leader."

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