(PITTSBURGH) — The Pittsburgh Steelers (6-3) survived the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night in overtime, 16-13, but lost their starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the second half.
Roethlisberger suffered a right shoulder sprain after Chiefs linebacker James Houston sacked him during the Steelers’ first possession of the second half, according to sources who spoke with ESPN late Monday night.
Byron Leftwich came into the game after Roethlisberger left to receive tests at a local hospital, completing 7 of 14 passes for 73 yards in the victory. The Chiefs forced overtime on a last-second field goal, but Matt Cassel turned the ball over on their first possession in overtime on a Lawrence Timmons interception.
Shaun Suisham nailed a 23-yard field goal to give Pittsburgh the 16-13 win 55 seconds into overtime.
With the loss, the Chiefs drop to 1-8 in the AFC West.
The Steelers will host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire