Flowery Branch, GA (SportsNetwork. Myles Turner Jersey .com) - A week after firing coach Mike Smith, the Atlanta Falcons announced more changes. Atlantas general manager Thomas Dimitroff, reportedly on the hot seat after the team failed to make the postseason in consecutive years, will remain on the job, managing the salary cap, player affairs, equipment, sports medicine and performance, and video activities. Assistant general manager Scott Pioli, who was hired last February, will now be in charge of pro and college scouting, including the NFL draft. Pioli will still report to Dimitroff. After reviewing all of our options -- internally and externally -- I have no reservations that this is the best approach to setting up our player personnel groups for future success, said Falcons owner and chairman Arthur Blank. It maximizes the talents of Scott, allows for more time and focus on all areas of our football operations groups managed by Thomas, and is in line with other player personnel groups in the league. While this decision was not tied to the head coach search currently underway, we also believe that independent thinking and collaboration will contribute to taking us to the next level in our league. Therefore, our new head coach and Thomas will report separately to me. Dimitroff was hired prior to the 2008 season along with the now-departed Smith. In his tenure, the Falcons drafted players including quarterback Matt Ryan, wide receiver Julio Jones and safety William Moore. Atlanta has reached the playoffs four times under Dimitroff. Joe Young Jersey . With the players association in the midst of meetings in Las Vegas, a vote will be held on Friday to decide the CFLPAs presidency and other executive positions. Lance Stephenson Jersey . 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Either way, the Steelers will be playing January football for the first time since Tim Tebow and Denver stunned the defending AFC champions in the wild card round three years ago.Now, Roethlisberger, Bell and Antonio Brown lead one of the NFLs best offences, and the defence is starting to show some snarl for the only franchise with six Lombardi Trophies.Alex Smith passed for a season-high 311 yards but was sacked six times as the fading Chiefs (8-7) lost for the fourth time in their last five games. Kansas City had little trouble moving the ball but couldnt seem to get the one big play that mattered.Instead, the big plays — and most of the smaller ones — went to the Steelers. A roster thats undergone a youth movement since a Super Bowl appearance four years ago is growing up quickly, though with a few familiar faces leading the way.The Steelers win also eliminated the Dolphins from the playoffs. The Chiefs need to beat San Diego next Sunday and receive plenty of help to make it back to the playoffs for a second straight year under coach Andy Reid.Roethlisberger wasnt as dynamic as hes been at times this season but led a pair oof long touchdown drives. Darren Collison Jersey. The second ended with a 3-yard strike to Brown that gave Pittsburgh a 17-6 lead late in the third quarter. Roethlisberger briefly went to the locker room with a right knee injury but returned after a Kansas City field goal to guide a 12-play, 70-yard march that ended with Shaun Suishams 23-yard kick with 4:04 remaining to all but clinch it.The teams spent the first half trading methodical drives, but Kansas City kept getting bogged down near the end zone, a rarity for a team that came in second in the league in red zone touchdown percentage. Three times the Chiefs drove inside the Pittsburgh 20. Three times they failed to cross the goal line.The first drive ended with Cairo Santos 23-yard field goal.The second included a flip from holder Dustin Colquitt to tight end Travis Kelce on fourth-and-4 at the Pittsburgh 11. Kelce converted it into a first down, but three additional downs produced a single yard and another kick from Santos.Pittsburgh responded to go in front 10-6 when Bell ended a crisp 80-yard drive with a 1-yard dive over right tackle. Smith deftly guided the Chiefs back downfield when a rare moment of aggression by Reid wound up costing Kansas City a chip-shot field goal.Facing fourth-and-inches at the Pittsburgh 12 with 27 seconds left in the half and no timeouts, Reid sent the offence back onto the field. 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