Series History: Series began in 1970
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 19-9At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 9-4At Kansas City: Steelers lead, 10-5Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Steelers won previous two meetingsLast Regular-Season Meeting: Nov. 12, 2012 in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh 16, Kansas City 13 OT)Postseason Series: n/a
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)
This week's game marks the 29th time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs will meet in the regular season and the 14th time in Pittsburgh, where the Steelers hold a five game advantage....the two teams will meet for the fifth time in the month of December (2-2) and the fourth time in Pittsburgh during the month (2-1).
Pittsburgh 16, Kansas City 13 (OT)Nov. 12, 2012Heinz Field (57,6664)
PITTSBURGH– LB Lawrence Timmons intercepted QB Matt Cassel on the second play of overtime and K Shaun Suisham booted a 23-yard field goal one play later as the Steelers overcame a sluggish game to capture a 16-13 victory over the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. The Steelers improved to 6-3 on the year and won their fourth straight game, including their record 15th consecutive win on Monday Night Football.
The Steelers struggled most of the night getting in sync on a cold, rainy night at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh fell behind 10-0 early in the second quarter after a pair of Kansas City scores. The offense was able to respond and knot the score at 10-10 by the half as Suisham connected on 35-yard field goal and QB Ben Roethlisbergerhit WR Mike Wallace for a seven-yard touchdown.
Pittsburgh suffered a significant injury in the third quarter, though, as Roethlisberger was taken from the game with a right shoulder injury. He did not return, and QB Byron Leftwich finished the game. Leftwich, in his first action of the season, was 7-of-14 for 73 yards.
Suisham added his second of three field goals in the game with 12:37 remaining in the contest to give Pittsburgh a 13-10 lead. However, the Chiefs were able to tie the game and force overtime as K Ryan Succop booted a 46-yard, game-tying field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter.
Suisham finished the game 3-for-3 in field goals on a night when both offenses struggled. Both teams managed 14 first downs but the Steelers were just 6-of-16 on third downs while Kansas City was a mere 2-of-13 on such downs.
S Ryan Clark led the Steeler with 10 tackles before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a possible concussion. Timmons added seven tackles, one interception and two passes defensed in the win.
|KC||1||8:37||Charles 12-yd. run (Succop kick)||4-70; 1:46||0-7|
|KC||1||2:16||Succop 22-yd. FG||4-6; 1:47||0-10|
|PIT||1||1:12||Suisham 35-yd. FG||11-43; 5:18||3-10|
|PIT||2||9:36||Wallace 7-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)||7-50; 3:46||10-10|
|PIT||2||5:14||Suisham 31-yd. FG||11-73; 6:06||13-10|
|KC||2||1:14||Succop 46-yd. FG||9-52; 1:51||13-13|
|PIT||3||6:18||Suisham 23-yd. FG||1-0; 0:04||16-13|
|3rd Downs||2-13 (15%)||6-16 (38%)|
|4th Downs||1-1 (100%)||0-1 (0%)|
|Total Net Yards||290||249|
|Time of Poss.||29:18||31:37|
RUSHING:K.C.– Charles 23-100, 1 TD; Hillis 10-30; Cassel 2-12.
Pit.– Dwyer 19-56; Redman 8-21; Roethlisberger 1-14; Sanders 1-4.
PASSING: K.C.– Cassel 11-26-1, 154
Pit.– Roethlisberger 9-18-0, 84, 1 TD; Leftwich 7-14-0, 73.
K.C.– Bowe 4-55; Moeaki 3-68; McCluster 2-18; Baldwin 1-11; Hillis 1-2. Pit.– Miller 4-47; Wallace 3-14, 1 TD; Sanders 2-30; Redman 2-18; Paulson 2-15; Cotchery 1-22; Johnson 1-7; Dwyer 1-4.