NFL Preseason Preview - Kansas City (0-2) at Pittsburgh (0-2) (ET)
(Sports Network) - A pair of teams still searching for their first preseason win square off in western Pennsylvania on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Steelers play host to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ben Roethlisberger threw for 66 yards on 5-of-6 passes Monday, while Jonathan Dwyer gained 68 yards on 14 carries for a Pittsburgh offense that saw rookie running back Le'Veon Bell go down with a foot injury during a 24-13 loss to the Washington Redskins.
Bell appears unlikely to be ready for the start of the upcoming regular season due to the injury. Head coach Mike Tomlin revealed Wednesday that the team is awaiting the results of a second opinion on Bell's ailing right foot but NFL.com reported that the Steelers are concerned that the 2013 second-round pick may have a Lisfranc injury which could require surgery.
"Le'Veon had his MRI on Tuesday, and we are still awaiting final diagnosis and results of a second opinion," said Tomlin. "He will not participate this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs, and I will provide an update once we have received the official results of his tests over the next couple of days."
The Chiefs, meanwhile, fell to 0-2 in the Andy Reid era, dropping a 15-13 decision to the San Francisco 49ers on Friday of last week.
Alex Smith led the Chiefs to a pair of scoring drives against his former team, but B.J. Daniels hit fellow rookie Chuck Jacobs with the go-ahead touchdown pass with 2:02 left in the game, to boost San Francisco to victory.
Smith, who spent the previous eight seasons with San Francisco after being taken with the No. 1 overall pick out of Utah in 2005, was traded to the Chiefs after the 2012 season. He completed 7-of-16 passes for 62 yards in playing the entire first half.
Quintin Demps returned a kickoff 104 yards for a TD in the first quarter for the Chiefs, who got field goals of 47 and 23 yards from Ryan Succop in the first half.
Backup QB Chase Daniel completed all six of his passes for 51 yards for Kansas City.
The Chiefs and Steelers have split two previous meetings in preseason play. The last time the clubs met prior to the regular season was in 1997 when Pittsburgh visited Arrowhead Stadium and won the contest 28-14.
- Pittsburgh Field Goal - 28-yarder by Shaun Suisham.
- Pittsburgh Touchdown - 13-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to
Jonathan Dwyer. (Shaun Suisham kick). 2:51 remaining.
- Kansas City Field Goal - 19-yarder by Ryan Succop.
- Kansas City Touchdown - 5-yard pass from Alex Smith to Junior
Hemingway. (Ryan Succop kick). 0:18 remaining.
- Pittsburgh Touchdown - 34-yard pass from Bruce Gradkowski to
Markus Wheaton. (Shaun Suisham kick). 1:59 remaining.
- Kansas City Touchdown - 109-yard kickoff return by Knile Davis.
(Ryan Succop kick). 1:45 remaining.
- Pittsburgh Field Goal - 27-yarder by Shaun Suisham. 11:10
- Kansas City Field Goal - 38-yarder by Ryan Succop. 1:32
- Kansas City Touchdown - 15-yard pass from Chase Daniel to Rico
Richardson. 8:53 remaining.
Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Chase Daniel hooked up with Rico Richardson for a 15-yard touchdown on the first possession of overtime to lift the Kansas City Chiefs to a 26-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third preseason game for both teams at Heinz Field.
Ryan Succop drilled a 38-yard field goal late in regulation to force overtime before Daniel led the Chiefs on a 13-play, 71-yard scoring drive to win the game.
Daniel scrambled for 18 yards on 3rd-and-16 from the Pittsburgh 47 to keep the march moving before Shaun Draughn rumbled three yards on 4th-and-1 from the 20 for a fresh set of downs.
Three plays later, Daniel hit Richardson for the deciding score to lift the Chiefs to victory.
Daniel finished 14-of-24 passing for 152 yards and a touchdown, while starting signal-caller Alex Smith completed 17-of-24 throws for 158 yards and score.
Dwayne Bowe led all receivers with six catches for 73 yards.
Ben Roethlisberger passed for 166 yards and a touchdown on 13-of-19 passes while playing the entire first half under center for the Steelers. Backup Brad Gradkowski went 8-of-17 for 115 yards and a score.
Roethlisberger found Antonio Brown for 49 yards on Pittsburgh's second play from scrimmage, setting up a 28-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham.
Pittsburgh stuffed Jamal Charles on 4th-and-1 from the Kansas City 21 on the ensuing touch, and six plays later, Roethlisberger hit Jonathan Dwyer for a 13-yard touchdown to give the Steelers a 10-0 lead.
After the Chiefs blocked Suisham's 52-yard field goal attempt late in the second, Smith scrambled 38 yards down the left sideline to set up Succop's 19- yard field goal to bring the Chiefs within 10-3.
KC then tied the game with under a minute left in the half when Smith hooked up with Junior Hemingway for a 5-yard score to send the teams into the break locked at 10-10.
Gradkowski hit Markus Wheaton for a 34-yard score late in the third quarter, but Knile Davis returned the ensuing kick 109 yards for a touchdown to tie the game.
Suisham added a 27-yard field goal early in the fourth to put the Steelers in front, but Succop connected on a 38-yarder with under two minutes left to force overtime.