“The video shows what it shows. I wasn’t trying to take Alex Smith’s knees out,” said Mitchell, whose Steelers won 19-13. “I went up to him and told him that…It’s just one of those things you don’t want to see in the football game.”
Chiefs QB Alex Smith, normally calm and collected on the field, admitted that he got fired up over the low hit to the knees he received from Steelers safety Mike Mitchell.
“I mean, when you get hit in the back of your knee like that, I didn’t understand how that happened,” Smith said. “Certainly guys falling, rushing the quarterback, I get it when it’s happening from the front and guys are trying hard. That one to me just seemed so weird to get hit that low coming from behind.”
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last six games against the Chiefs, including a win in the postseason last year, per the OddsShark NFL Database.
On Thursday night, two 4-1 SU teams collide as the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Carolina Panthers (-3). Carolina holds the ATS edge this season at 3-1-1 ATS to Philadelphia’s 3-2 ATS. The Eagles are 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS in their last six road games against teams with winning records.
Week 6 wraps up with the New York Giants at Denver (-11.5) on Sunday Night Football and Indianapolis at Tennessee on Monday Night Football. The Giants are still looking for their first win of the season at 0-5 SU and 2-3 ATS.