Series History: Steelers vs. Bills

Posted Nov 6, 2013

PHOTOS - Eye on the Opponent: Buffalo Bills

November 28, 2010
Pittsburgh 19, Buffalo 16 (OT)
Ralph Wilson Stadium

K Shaun Suisham’s
41-yard field goal with 2:14 left in overtime gave the Steelers the 19-16 victory against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Steelers are now 8-3 on the year, including a 5-1 record on the road. The Bills fell to 2-9.

The Steelers wasted no time getting on the board, marching 78 yards on 13 plays on their opening drive. RB Rashard Mendenhall scored from one-yard out to put the Steelers up 7-0. Mendenhall finished the game with a career-high 36 carries for a season-high 151 yards and a touchdown.

Suisham connected on a 45-yard field goal early in the second quarter to put the Steelers ahead,10-0. With only three seconds left in the first half, Suisham connected from 46 yards to put the Steelers up 13-0 at halftime. Suisham finished the game a perfect 4-for-4 on field goals, all coming from at least 40-yards out.

The Bills responded late in the third quarter when QB Ryan Fitzpatrick found RB Fred Jackson  for what appeared to be a short gain. However, Jackson broke through the secondary and into the end zone for 65-yard touchdown reception.

The Bills tied the game 13-13 with a pair of field goals from K Rian Lindell early in the fourth quarter. Lindell connected from 29 yards and then 32 yards only two minutes after to tie the game. The Steelers went ahead, 16-13, midway through the fourth quarter on Suisham’s 48-yard field goal.

The Bills looked poised to take the lead with only three minutes left in the game. Fitzpatrick had the Bills at the Steelers’ 12-yard line, but S Troy Polamalu picked off Fitzpatrick and it appeared that the Steelers could run out the clock. Costly penalties forced the Steelers to punt. The Bills then drove to the Steelers’ 31-yard line and Lindell booted a 49-yard field goal to force overtime.

The Bills won the coin toss in overtime and elected to receive. Buffalo had a golden opportunity with its second possession in overtime, but a crucial dropped touchdown pass by WR Stevie Johnson forced the Bills to punt. The Steelers took over at their 20-yard line and marched it to the Buffalo 22-yard line where Suisham nailed the game-winning field goal.