Chiefs Get First Lead; Drop Close MNF Contest

Posted by willp on November 12, 2012

The Kansas City Chiefs started out with a lead for the first time through ten games, but failed to hold it, falling 16-13 to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

KC trailed 13-10 late in the fourth quarter, but Matt Cassel converted a 4th-and-15 on a 28 yard pass to Dwayne Bowe to set up a game-tying Ryan Succop field goal from 36 yards as time expired in regulation.

Cassel’s heroics were quickly forgotten, however, after Lawrence Timmons intercepted the Chiefs signal-caller and Shaun Suisham sent Pittsburgh to victory with a 23-yard boot. The Steelers finished the game without starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who left after suffering a shoulder injury in the third quarter. Backup quarterback Byron Leftwitch engineered the field goal drive that kept Pittsburgh in the lead until Cassel helped send the game to OT.

The Chiefs are 1-8, and will host Cincinnati at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.

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