Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Shaun Suisham buried a 23-yard field goal
less than a minute into overtime, as the Pittsburgh Steelers survived a scare
from the Kansas City Chiefs with a 16-13 victory on Monday night at Heinz
Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop sent the game into an extra session with a 46-yard
field goal as time expired in regulation before Kansas City got the first
possession of overtime.
It wouldn't last long however, as Matt Cassel was intercepted by Lawrence
Timmons on the second play from scrimmage.
Timmons returned the pick 23 yards to the Kansas City 5 and Suisham trotted
out on the next play for the game-winning field goal.
The victory came with a price for the Steelers (6-3), who lost starting
quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to a right shoulder injury early in the second
Roethlisberger, who finished 9-of-18 for 84 yards and a touchdown before the
injury, left the stadium to have his shoulder examined further according to
Byron Leftwich replaced the nine-year veteran under center and completed 7-
of-14 passes for 73 yards, while Jonathan Dwyer finished with 56 yards on 19
carries to help the Steelers earn their fourth straight victory.
Cassel passed for 154 yards on 11-of-26 efficiency with one big interception.
Jamaal Charles carried the load with 100 yards and a score on 23 carries for
the Chiefs (1-8), who have lost six straight.
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