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Steelers-Chiefs highs and lows

November 13, 2012
By Buck Frank (bfrank@altoonamirror.com) , The Altoona Mirror

PITTSBURGH - The following are the highlights and lowlights from the Steelers' 16-13 overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night at Heinz Field:

Play of the game: On the second offensive play of overtime, Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons intercepted a pass by Matt Cassel intended for Dwayne Bowe and returned it 23 yards to the KC 5-yard line.

Offensive player of the game: Kansas City's Jamaal Charles rushed for 100 yards on 23 carries and scored one touchdown.

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Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich
Mike Wallace makes a touchdown catch over the Chiefs’ Brandon Flowers in the second quarter.

Defensive player of the game: Timmons didn't just have the key interception. He finished with seven tackles and broke up a third-down pass in the second quarter.

Most telling statistic: The Chiefs were penalized six times for 76 yards. The Steelers had just two for 19, and they came on the same play.

Hidden statistic: The Steelers are undefeated at Heinz Field on Monday nights.

Best pass: Cassel fired a 27-yard strike to Bowe on fourth-and-15 with time running out in regulation to set up a game-tying field goal.

Worst pass: It was Cassel's interception in overtime. On the Steelers' end, Ben Roethlisberger underthrew Mike Wallace on the first play of the second half and was nearly intercepted by Javier Arenas.

Best run: Charles cut up the middle and broke away from a tackle attempt by Will Allen to score on a 12-yard run in the first quarter.

Best catch: Wallace made a one-handed scoop of a Roethlisberger pass in the back corner of the end zone in the second quarter. Wallace controlled the ball between his knees before gaining complete control of it.

Dropped pass: Five plays before his touchdown reception, Wallace missed a deep throw that would have been a 44-yard touchdown. In fairness, it was a tough catch to make.

Best block: Steelers left guard Willie Colon pulled and took out safety Eric Berry on a Jonathan Dwyer 17-yard run in the second quarter.

Missed block: Chiefs left guard Jeff Allen was beaten by Brett Keisel for a first-quarter sack of Cassel.

Best tackle: Kansas City linebacker Derrick Johnson tripped up Pittsburgh's Isaac Redman for a 1-yard loss on fourth-and-1 at midfield in the third quarter.

Best hit: Timmons shot through the line and brought down Peyton Hillis for no gain on a third-quarter carry.

Missed tackle: Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark was run over by Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki on a 38-yard reception in the first quarter.

Best coverage: Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor broke up a long pass to Jonathan Baldwin in the fourth quarter.

Worst coverage: Arenas was out of position and interfered with Emmanuel Sanders on a third-and-3 pass late in the third quarter. It resulted in a 22-yard pickup for the Steelers.

Best kick: Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop made a 46-yard field goal with no time remaining to send the game into overtime.

Worst kick: Succop was wide right on a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter and also had a kickoff go out of bounds in the second quarter.

Best return: None worth noting.

Worst return: The Chiefs' Shaun Draughn fumbled a kickoff in the second quarter and made it out to the 8-yard line.

Best decision: The Steelers didn't waste time after Timmons' interception and immediately had Shaun Suisham kick the game-winning field goal.

Worst decision: Running Redman, instead of Dwyer, on fourth-and-1 at midfield in the third quarter was questionable.

Costliest penalty: A holding call on Kansas City's Branden Albert took away a 22-yard touchdown reception by Bowe in the third quarter.

Best effort: Keisel finished with eight tackles and two sacks.

Unsung hero: Byron Leftwich didn't do anything spectacular but didn't lose the game for the Steelers.

Replays: A Leftwich fumble in the third quarter that was returned for a touchdown by the Chiefs was changed to an incomplete pass.

 
 
 

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