Series History Between Steelers and Chiefs
Series History: Series began in 1970
Overall Regular Season: Steelers lead, 19-9
At Pittsburgh: Steelers lead, 9-4
At Kansas City: Steelers lead, 10-5
Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Steelers won previous two meetings
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Nov. 12, 2012 in Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh 16, Kansas City 13 OT)
Postseason Series: n/a
This week’s game marks the 29th time the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs will meet in the regular season and the 14th time in Pittsburgh, where the Steelers hold a five game advantage….the two teams will meet for the fifth time in the month of December (2-2) and the fourth time in Pittsburgh during the month (2-1).
Pittsburgh 16, Kansas City 13 (OT)
Nov. 12, 2012
Heinz Field (57,6664)
PITTSBURGH – LB Lawrence Timmons intercepted QB Matt Cassel on the second play of overtime and K Shaun Suisham booted a 23-yard field goal one play later as the Steelers overcame a sluggish game to capture a 16-13 victory over the visiting Kansas City Chiefs. The Steelers improved to 6-3 on the year and won their fourth straight game, including their record 15th consecutive win on Monday Night Football.
The Steelers struggled most of the night getting in sync on a cold, rainy night at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh fell behind 10-0 early in the second quarter after a pair of Kansas City scores. The offense was able to respond and knot the score at 10-10 by the half as Suisham connected on 35-yard field goal and QB Ben Roethlisberger hit WR Mike Wallace for a seven-yard touchdown.
Pittsburgh suffered a significant injury in the third quarter, though, as Roethlisberger was taken from the game with a right shoulder injury. He did not return, and QB Byron Leftwich finished the game. Leftwich, in his first action of the season, was 7-of-14 for 73 yards.
Suisham added his second of three field goals in the game with 12:37 remaining in the contest to give Pittsburgh a 13-10 lead. However, the Chiefs were able to tie the game and force overtime as K Ryan Succop booted a 46-yard, game-tying field goal as time expired in the fourth quarter.
Suisham finished the game 3-for-3 in field goals on a night when both offenses struggled. Both teams managed 14 first downs but the Steelers were just 6-of-16 on third downs while Kansas City was a mere 2-of-13 on such downs.
S Ryan Clark led the Steeler with 10 tackles before leaving the game in the fourth quarter with a possible concussion. Timmons added seven tackles, one interception and two passes defensed in the win.