Steelers coach Mike Tomlin showed a great deal of faith in Shaun Suisham when he played for the field goal instead of going for the touchdown in the final minute of the game.
Suisham came through for Tomlin, hitting the 34-yard field goal as time expired. But it was far from a chip shot when you consider it came in the rain and went into the open end of Heinz Field. There's also the fact that Suisham missed twice last season on attempts between 30 and 39 yards. Tomlin said his only concern was rookie holder Drew Butler.
The winning field goal once again showed that Suisham is kicking much better in 2012. He's 8-for-8 on field goals this season and is one of 10 kickers who are perfect this season (with a minimum of eight attempts).
Suisham, who is on his fourth NFL team, isn't superstitious about talking about his strong start this year. "I don't care. I expect to win games," he said. "I expect to make my field goals. I'm pleased I've done that this year."
STAT THAT STICKS: 136 -- Season-high rushing yards for the Steelers after averaging 65 yards in their first three games. Rashard Mendenhall had 81 yards rushing in his first game back.
OVERHEARD: "I would assess my play as C-minus. It's a lot that needs to be corrected. I need more endurance. I don't think I had any pop. But when it's all said and done, we came out with a win and that's what really matters." Linebacker James Harrison told 105.9 the X in Pittsburgh about his first game this season.
WHAT'S NEXT: The Steelers play at the Tennessee Titans (1-4), who have lost their last two games by a combined score of 68-21.