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.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.7||5.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-5||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||15:00||Jamaal Charles 97 Yard Kickoff Return (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 97 yds, 0:00
|FG||14:54||Jeff Reed 36 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 62 yds, 7:03
|TD||5:39||Hines Ward 8 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 95 yds, 5:55
|TD||1:55||Heath Miller 10 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 46 yds, 3:06
|TD||10:54||Leonard Pope 21 Yard Pass From Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 62 yds, 2:23
|FG||0:09||Ryan Succop 27 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, -1 yds, 1:35
|TD||8:40||Rashard Mendenhall 8 Yard Pass From Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 27 yds, 2:28
|TD||4:58||Jamaal Charles 2 Yard Pass From Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 91 yds, 3:41
|FG||8:28||Ryan Succop 22 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 76 yds, 1:32