(PITTSBURGH) — The Pittsburgh Steelers edged the Philadelphia Eagles, 16-14 on Sunday on a 34-yard field goal as time expired by Shaun Suisham. The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Pittsburgh and dropped the Eagles to 3-2.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 207 yards in the victory. Michael Vick was 20 of 30 passes for 175 yards and two touchdown passes but his two fumbles were costly.
“In the game of football you can’t be perfect at every play,” said Vick. “You’re not going to do everything right, if that was the case, I’d be standing here with a different set of emotions.”
The Eagles had the lead with 6:33 left after Vick hit Brent Celek for a two-yard touchdown pass, but Pittsburgh drove 64 yards on the final drive to set up the Suisham game-winner.
The Steelers were coming off a last-second loss to the Oakland Raiders before their bye week.
“We had the ball last,” said Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin on the last drive. “Sometimes it’s whose got the ball last.”
Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 81 yards with a touchdown on 14 carries in his first game of the season with the Steelers. Antonio Brown had 86 yards on seven receptions in the victory.
Pittsburgh will have a short turnaround this week and will host the Titans on Thursday night.
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