Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) carries the ball against Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) during the second quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 16-13 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
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 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.
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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