National Football League
Pittsburgh 16, Kansas City 13
When: 8:30 PM ET, Monday, November 12, 2012
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Temperature: 45°
Head Official: Carl Cheffers
Attendance: 57644

Steelers 16, Chiefs 13 (OT): Lawrence Timmons' interception on the second play from scrimmage in overtime set up Shaun Suisham's winning 23-yard field goal and host Pittsburgh survived the loss of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to win its fourth straight game.

Timmons' stepped in front of a pass by Matt Cassel and returned it to the 5-yard line, and the Steelers (6-3) sent out Suisham without running a play to to win its 15th straight Monday night home game and move within one game of AFC North-leading Baltimore.

Roethlisberger, who was knocked out of the contest midway through the third quarter with a right shoulder injury, threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wallace as Pittsburgh erased a deficit of at least 10 points for the third time during their winning streak and sent Kansas City (1-8) to their sixth consecutive defeat.

Cassel finished 11-of-26 for 154 yards and directed the Chiefs on a drive capped by Ryan Succop's tying 46-yard field goal as time expired in regulation, hitting Dwayne Bowe on a fourth-and-15 pass for 27 yards to set up the kick.

Jamaal Charles rushed for 100 yards and a 12-yard first-quarter touchdown that gave the Chiefs their first lead in regulation this season. Kansas City, which entered the game with a league-high 29 turnovers, did not commit one until the interception in overtime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Chiefs appeared to score go-ahead touchdowns twice in less than a minute midway through the third quarter, but Bowe's 22-yard pass was negated by penalty and a 21-yard fumble return by Justin Houston was reversed upon replay and ruled an incomplete pass. ... Roethlisberger, who was taken to the hospital to undergo an MRI exam, threw for 84 yards on 9-of-18 passing while backup Byron Leftwich was 7-of-14 for 73 yards. ... Kansas City averted breaking the NFL record set in 1929 by the Buffalo Bison, who didn't have their first lead of the season until the fourth quarter of their ninth game. Coach Romeo Crennel wasn't as fortunate, falling to 0-9 all-time against Pittsburgh - the worst record by any coach against one opponent.

Top Game Performances
Kansas City   Pittsburgh
Jamaal Charles Player Jonathan Dwyer
23 Attempts 19
100 Yards 56
4.4 Avg Yards 3.0
1 Touchdowns 0
12 Long 17
Kansas City   Pittsburgh
Tony Moeaki Player Heath Miller
3 Receptions 4
68 Yards 47
22.7 Avg Yards 11.8
0 Touchdowns 0
38 Long 20
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Kansas City 290 142 148 1 2 0 1.0 2
Pittsburgh 249 95 154 1 3 1 2.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Steelers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Cincinnati. The Chiefs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.