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          === Steelers down Chiefs in OT, but lost Roethlisberger ===
 
 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
 Field.
 
 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  guys made  the necessary plays to  get out of the stadium with the win,"
 Steelers  coach Mike Tomlin  said. "Big time kudos to all the people that made
 the  plays,  particularly Lawrence  Timmons, what  a big play  there for us in
 overtime."
 
 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
 half.
 
 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
 multiple reports.
 
 "Ben  has  a right  shoulder that's  being evaluated,"  Tomlin added after the
 game. "I don't know the status of that as I sit here right now."
 
 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.
 
 "The  guys played their hearts out," Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said. "We made
 a  couple mistakes that  helped them a little bit but if our guys keep playing
 that way we can definitely get this shipped turned."
 
 Kansas  City, which hadn't held an in-game lead in any of its eight games this
 season,  grabbed an  early 7-0 lead on  Charles' 12-yard TD run on the Chiefs'
 second possession of the game.
 
 An  Isaac Redman  fumble late  in the  first gave  the Chiefs  excellent field
 position  at the Pittsburgh 10, but the Steelers' defense minimized the damage
 and  forced the visitors to settle for a 22-yard field from Succop to give the
 Chiefs a 10-0 lead early in the second.
 
 Succop  kicked  the ensuing  kickoff out of  bounds to set  the Steelers up at
 their  own 40-yard line and Roethlisberger quickly moved his squad into Kansas
 City territory with a pair of completions to tight end Heath Miller.
 
 The   Steelers  would  settle  for  a  field  goal  however,  as  back-to-back
 incompletions  from Roethlisberger  were followed  by Suisham's  35-yard field
 goal  to bring  the home team within  10-3 with nine minutes left in the first
 half.
 
 After a three-and-out from the Chiefs, Pittsburgh took over at midfield. Dwyer
 kept  the march  alive with a 17-yard surge on 3rd-and-4 before Roethlisberger
 scrambled for 14 yards on another 3rd-and-4 down to the Kansas City 7.
 
 On  the next play, Roethlisberger floated a pass into the back right corner of
 the  end  zone for Mike  Wallace, who tipped the  ball, trapped it between his
 legs  and maintained full possession before rolling out of bounds for a 7-yard
 touchdown catch to knot the game at 10-10 heading into the locker room.
 
 Roethlisberger was injured on the third play from scrimmage of the second half
 when  he was sandwiched  between a pair of Kansas City defenders on third down
 and immediately headed to the locker room.
 
 After  a  Pittsburgh punt, Kansas City  appeared to score a go-ahead touchdown
 when  Dwayne Bowe took  a wide receiver screen 22 yards into the end zone, but
 Branden Albert was whistled for holding to nullify the score.
 
 The  Chiefs would  come up empty on  the drive, as Succop's 33-yard field goal
 missed wide right to keep the game locked at 10-10.
 
 The  visitors had  another touchdown wiped away on Pittsburgh's ensuing drive,
 as  Justin Houston picked up a Leftwich fumble and scampered 21 yards into the
 end zone, but replay showed Leftwich's arm was coming forward, making the play
 an incomplete pass.
 
 Neither team managed much from there until Leftwich led the Steelers on an 11-
 play,  73-yard march  which was kept alive on two separate occasions thanks to
 defensive penalties on the Chiefs.
 
 The drive stalled at the Kansas City 13 and the Steelers settled for a 31-yard
 field goal from Suisham to grab their first lead of the game, 13-10.
 
 Pittsburgh  then held the Chiefs without a first down until the final drive of
 regulation when Cassel found Tony Moeaki for a pair of first downs to move the
 Chiefs to midfield.
 
 Cassel  appeared to convert  a third first down with a 12-yard toss to Moeaki,
 but the tight end was whistled for offensive pass interference.
 
 After an incompletion set up a 4th-and-15 with 22 seconds left, Cassel fired a
 strike to Bowe for 27 yards  to the Pittsburgh 28,  setting up Succop's  tying
 field goal.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Steelers have won 15 straight home games on Monday Night Football ... The
 last  time Pittsburgh lost to Kansas City at home was 1986 ... The Chiefs were
 the  first  team since the 1929  Buffalo Bisons to fail  to hold a lead at any
 point  during regulation  through  seven  games ...  Bowe  finished with  four
 catches for 55 yards.
 
 
 
 
 
 11/13 00:52:32 ET

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