The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in their Monday Night Football matchup with the final score 16-13 in a matchup that went to overtime.
Sean Suisham was sent in to kick a field goal on the Steelers' first play in overtime as they slimply wanted to get the victory. Lawrence Timmons picked up a key interception that pretty much killed the Chiefs' hopes of winning.
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There was not drama until the end of the game.
Ryan Succop came up big in the fourth quarter after kicking a 46 yard field goal to tie the game at 13 and sending it into overtime.
Dwayne Bowe stepped up and caught a pass from Matt Cassel that placed them in field goal distance on 4th & 15 to give them life.
Cassell took them out of the game in their first possession of overtime as he threw that interception. He threw 154 yards completing just 11/26 passes in this game.
For the most part, it was a physical game between a scrappy Steelers defense and a struggling Kansas City Chiefs offense.
Ben Roethlisberger was knocked out of the game and the long forgotten Byron Leftwich stepped in to fill in for Big Ben .Roethlisberger suffered a right shoulder injury that did not allow him to return.
Prior to his departure, Roethlisberger hooked up with Mike Wallace for an incredible one-handed grab that was corralled by his legs before hitting the ground. The seven yard reception allowed him to tie the ball game in the second half.
The Chiefs got off to a fast start scoring the first 10 points of the game. Jamaal Charles scored on a 12-yard touchdown followed by a 22-yard field goal by Succop.
Leftwich could not take advantage of the great effort the Steelers' defense gave them time after time. He went 7/14 with 73 yards.
Charles had a solid night production gathering 100 yards in 23 carries.
The Steelers are now 6-3 and winners of four straight. The Chiefs are now 1-8.