Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger battered the Chiefs secondary quite a bit, but at the end of the game, it was Big Ben who had his clocked rung and the Chiefs were the last one’s standing on the foot of Ryan Succop. His 22 yard field goal with 8:32 left in overtime gave the Chiefs a 27-24 win, snapping a 10-game losing streak at Arrowhead Stadium.
In OT, the field goal was set up by Chris Chambers’ 61-yard catch-and-run. Chambers had 119 receiving yards, his 1st 100-yard game since Week 3 of the 2007 season. It couldn’t have come at a better time, with this being the first game without suspended receiver Dwayne Bowe. He was Matt Cassel’s go to guy in the second half. After Cassel threw for just 35 yards in the first half, the Chiefs were down 17-7 with their lone score coming from Jamaal Charles opening kickoff return that he took in for a touchdown.
In the second half and OT, Cassel came to life finishing the game with 248 yards and two touchdowns. Big Ben put up monster numbers throwing for 398 yards and three touchdowns, but he was also picked off twice. Andy Studebaker, making his first NFL start picked off a pass two yards deep in the endzone and nearly ran it the distance for a score. It was his second interception of the game. He returned it 94 yards which set up a Succop field goal to tie the game at 17-17 in the third quarter. Earlier in the quarter Cassel hit Leonard Pope for a 21 yard score.
The Steelers answered to retake the lead at 24, but Charles scored his second touchdown of the game, this one coming on a two yard pass from Cassel. Roethlisberger could not finish the game after he took a knee to the helmet after being sacked by Derrick Johnson. The Chiefs had pretty good pursuit on Ben most of the game, but he did a good job of avoiding the rush most of the game until the second half. He was dropped three times.