On the ensuing free kick, Pittsburgh fails to corral it and Kansas City’s Jehu Chesson recovers. Kansas City now has the ball at the Steelers 29.
Safety. Kansas City center Zach Fulton snaps it over Alex Smith’s head and through the back of the end zone, giving the Steelers a 2-0 lead. Pittsburgh will get the ball back following a free kick.
Now that the Packers have quickly made the decision to stick with Hundley rather than bring in a free agent who would have to learn the offense, these are the growing pains they’re going to have to live with.
And they will have to do so while losing Rodgers’ flair for the dramatic.
But coach Mike McCarthy believes the offense can work with Hundley at the helm.
“I have confidence in Brett Hundley, but more importantly it’s how it all fits together,” McCarthy told reporters after Sunday’s loss. “So we’re going to have strengths as an offense, we’re going to focus on those, look at the matchup of our opponent and then we’re going to go get it.”
“Being around this team for long enough, this is where we expect to be,” ace Clayton Kershaw said. “We are fortunate enough to be in a big market, have a big payroll, have a lot of good players, a lot of talent. They did a great job of putting this team together. They expect us to be here and we expect us to be here, too.”
Bellinger hit his homer in the fifth, then made a daring catch to end the bottom of the inning. The rookie first baseman fell into the Dodgers dugout as he snagged Jeff Mathis’ popup, nearly dropping into the lap of manager Dave Roberts.
Devers, who turns 21 on Oct. 24, is the youngest Red Sox player to homer in the postseason and one of only six players in major league history to hit a postseason home run before their 21st birthday.