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Rapid Reaction: Steelers 11, Chargers 10

11/16/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

The game was as ugly as the weather. But the Pittsburgh Steelers will take a big November win any way they can get it.

Steelers kicker Jeff Reed's 32-yard field goal with 11 seconds remaining capped an 11-10 victory over the San Diego Chargers Sunday. The win broke a two-game losing streak at Heinz Field, where home fans were uneasy all evening with the way the Steelers played.

Pittsburgh committed 13 penalties for 115 yards. The offense also failed to get into the end zone because sloppy play and mental errors often stalled drives.

But despite the negatives, Pittsburgh improved to 7-3 and gained a game on the Baltimore Ravens (6-4) in the AFC North following Baltimore's 30-10 loss to the New York Giants.

The Steelers hope to clean up their mistakes quickly with a Thursday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals (1-8-1), who are suddenly playing their best football of the season.