In the last four games of the regular season, Boldin had caught a combined eight passes for 67 yards and zero touchdowns. But unlike other defenses, the Chiefs didn't bracket Boldin on Sunday.
"They were playing a lot of man coverage," he said. "So we were able to run our normal stuff, get open, and get guys in one-on-one situations, which they were able to win. … If you ask any receiver in this locker room, if they get one-on-one coverage, everyone feels like they'll come out with a win."
Boldin has fared well this season against the Steelers, making 12 grabs for 186 yards and a touchdown. In the Ravens' 13-10 loss on Dec. 5, Boldin caught five passes for 118 yards and the touchdown.
"They like to blitz a lot," he said of Pittsburgh. "Whenever you blitz, you leave your corners alone on the outside. But they're a good defense, you can't take that away from them. They get a lot of pressure, and that's the way they cause a lot of chaos for offenses."
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Boldin will have the defense's attention
"[N]o question, he is a legit red-zone threat," Tomlin said. "We, of course, gave up a touchdown to him in Baltimore last time we played them. We're not concerned about trying to stop Anquan Boldin individually or Ray Rice individually or Todd Heap individually. We recognize that they're good players — as is their quarterback and others. We just want to do enough to win."