STEELERS 16, CHIEFS 13, OT
Steelers’ record: 6-3
One year ago: 6-3
Series record (including playoffs): Steelers lead, 19-10
This was the occasion of the Steelers’ first Monday Night Football game at home since 2008, and they had not lost one of these since 1991 against the defending champion New York Giants. The Chiefs didn’t figure to put up much of a fight, but then again neither did the 2009 version that upset the Steelers, 27-24, in overtime in Arrowhead Stadium.
Immediately after the game, Coach Mike Tomlin said, “On the injury front,
STAT THAT STANDS OUT
The Steelers are now 24-5 at home on Monday nights. Chuck Noll was 9-5; Bill Cowher was 11-0; and Mike Tomlin now is 4-0.
WHAT WENT RIGHT
* The Chiefs used their AFC-best running attack to carve out one first down on the game’s opening possession, but then on a third-and-4,
* On a third-and-goal from the Steelers 3-yard line on the first play of the second quarter,
* It was a first-and-goal from the Chiefs 7-yard line when
* It took
* With the Steelers holding onto a 13-10 lead, Matt Cassel tried to go deep down the field to Jonathan Baldwin.
* On a third-and-1 with just under eight minutes to play,
WHAT WENT WRONG
* The Steelers came out throwing on their first possession, and after a 20-yard completion to
* The Chiefs took their first lead of the season by going 70 yards in four plays, and missed tackles by the Steelers were a contributing factor. On a pass to TE Tony Moeaki, 15 of the 38 yards came after Ryan Clark missed a tackle, and then on the 12-yard touchdown run by Jamaal Charles, Will Allen had a shot at bringing him down but did not.
* It started as a first-and-10 for the Steelers at their own 29-yard line, and then after a holding penalty on
* It was second-and-5 from the Chiefs 45-yard line when the Steelers finally got a shot at a play down the field. Mike Wallace was behind safety Kendrick Lewis, but he and Ben Roethlisberger were unable to hook up at the Kansas City 2-yard line and the pass fell incomplete.
* On the first third down of the second half, Ben Roethlisberger was sacked and in the process it appeared he was hit on the right wrist by OLB Justin Houston’s helmet. Roethlisberger went into the locker room to be evaluated. The injury actually turned out to be to Roethlisberger’s right shoulder.
* It was fourth-and-15 for the Chiefs from their own 45-yard line. They had no timeouts and there were 22 seconds left when Matt Cassel found Dwayne Bowe deep down the middle of the field for a 27-yard gain to the Steelers 28-yard line. On the next play, Ryan Succop kicked the tying field goal.