Shaun Suisham’s fourth field goal of the game lifted the Steelers to a 19-16 overtime win against the Bills.
Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall had 27 of his 151 rushing yards on the final drive, which also saw RB Isaac Redman convert two third downs on the ground.
A sprained foot, suffered on one of the five sacks the Steelers allowed, didn’t stop QB Ben Roethlisberger from scrambling his way to a key fourth quarter first down.
Steelers LB James Harrison took issue with the flag he got for roughing the passer in the third quarter.
Steelers S Troy Polamalu had four tackles, three passes defensed, an interception and a fumble recovery on Sunday.
A drop in the end zone by WR Stevie Johnson cost the Bills their best chance to win the game.
Another big Bills chance fell by the wayside when KR Leodis McKelvin tripped over the feet of S Arthur Moats after a long return on the opening kickoff of overtime.
Said Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, “If we want to be the team that we think we are, and get to where we think we can get, this is a game we have to win.”
The Bills pass defense helped push the game to overtime by shutting down Steelers WR Mike Wallace.
Bills RB Fred Jackson averaged 4.9 yards per carry, but an early 13-0 deficit and a lack of possession limited his usefulness on Sunday.