PITTSBURGH (AP) - Here's the good news for Pittsburgh Steelers fans. The Steelers won their fourth straight game by escaping with a 16-13 overtime win over the 1-8 Kansas City Chiefs.
Now the bad news: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger left the game with a right shoulder injury. Backup Byron Leftwich made his first appearance of the year in relief of Big Ben. He completed seven of 14 for 73 yards.
Shaun Suisham kicked three field goals, including the game-winning 23-yard field goal 51 seconds into OT. That came one play after Lawrence Timmons intercepted Kansas City's Matt Cassel and returned to the 5.
Big Ben left Heinz Field immediately after the injury to get it diagnosed. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin refused to speculate about the long-term effects of the injury, saying only: "I don't live in the hypothetical world."
The Steelers improved to 6-3, one game behind the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens. The Steelers play the Ravens next Sunday night and twice in the next three weeks.
The Steelers are 8-0 at Heinz Field on Monday nights since the stadium opened in 2001.