1:00 PM ET, November 22, 2009
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When the last player drafted in 2009 trotted onto the field, the best team of 2008 was doomed.A few minutes after Ben Roethlisberger wobbled off the field Sunday with a possible concussion, Ryan Succop kicked a 22-yard field goal with 8:28 left in overtime and the Kansas City Chiefs snapped a team-record 10-game home losing streak with a 27-24 victory over the stunned Pittsburgh Steelers.
Cassel Cracks Steel Wall
After a slow start in the first half, Matt Cassel led the Chiefs to a comeback win with a strong second half and overtime performance. While Cassel struggled with accuracy all game, his 10.7 yards-per-attempt in the second half and OT helped stretch the Steelers' defense for two touchdown passes.
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• Ryan Succop's 22-yard field goal in overtime lifted the Chiefs and helped them pass their win total from last year.
• The Steelers allowed the opening kickoff to be returned for a touchdown and have now allowed a return TD in an NFL-record eight straight games.
• Kansas City snapped a 10-game home losing streak.
• Ben Roethlisberger threw for 398 yards, the third-highest total of his career.
• Kansas City's Chris Chambers had 119 receiving yards, his 1st 100-yard game since Week 3 of the 2007 season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Steelers have given up a fumble, interception or kick return for a touchdown in eight consecutive games. ... Roethlisberger's big game followed one of his worst, when he threw for 174 yards and had a 51.5 passer rating against Cincinnati the week before. ... The Chiefs had not won back-to-back games since beating Cincinnati and Oakland on Oct. 14-21, 2007.
KANSAS CITY, MO - NOVEMBER 22: Running back Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs back the opening...(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.6||5.1|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-5||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||14:44||Jamaal Charles 97 Yd Kickoff Return (Ryan Succop Kick)||0||7|
|FG||14:50||Jeff Reed 36 Yd||3||7|
|TD||05:32||Hines Ward 8 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||10||7|
|TD||01:10||Heath Miller 10 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||17||7|
|TD||10:48||Leonard Pope 21 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop Kick)||17||14|
|FG||00:05||Ryan Succop 27 Yd||17||17|
|TD||08:35||Rashard Mendenhall 8 Yd Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick)||24||17|
|TD||04:54||Jamaal Charles 2 Yd Pass From Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop Kick)||24||24|
|FG||08:28||Ryan Succop 22 Yd||24||27|
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