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Daniel's TD Gives Chiefs Overtime Win Over Steelers
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Chiefs DB Tysyn Hartman sacked Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in the 1st quarter.
Aug. 24- The Pittsburgh Steelers spent 25 minutes knocking around Alex Smith.

The Kansas City Chiefs' new quarterback responded with 5 minutes of nearly flawless football, the kind that provided a glimmer of what could be for a player -- and a team -- in the midst of rebuilding.

Smith guided the Chiefs to a pair of scoring drives late in the first half in a 26-20 overtime victory over the Steelers on Saturday night, sprinting 38 yards to set up a field goal then completing 6 of 7 passes on a 72-yard touchdown drive that tied it just before the starters traded their helmets for baseball caps.

"Felt good out there," Smith said. "We've had limited 2-minte work just by the nature of being together such a limited time, especially in a game situation. So I thought it was great work for us. We started to get some 'chunk' plays."

Smith ended his night - and probably his preseason - with a 5-yard strike to Junior Hemingway that earned Smith a draw with Pittsburgh counterpart Ben Roethlisberger.

"I thought he was accurate and competitive," Kansas City coach Andy Reid said about Smith. "I thought he managed things well."

Smith finished 17 of 24 for 158 yards and a touchdown. Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles ran seven times for 10 yards in his first game after spraining his right foot earlier this month. The Chiefs eventually won it on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Chase Daniel to Rico Richardson on the first possession of overtime.

The Steelers remained winless during the preseason after taking nine penalties for 98 yards. Even worse, rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones was taken to the hospital with a chest injury after being tackled following an interception in the third quarter.

The 17th overall pick in the draft lay on the turf for several moments before walking to the sideline. He sat on the bench talking to Roethlisberger before being placed on a stretcher and taken out of the stadium as a precaution.

It was a sobering sight after several encouraging signs by the Steelers.

Following a pair of largely lifeless efforts during cameos in the first two preseason contests, Roethlisberger stressed it was hardly time to panic. In the closest thing to the real thing the NFL provides in August, Roethlisberger and the Steelers responded with a decidedly more urgent tone against the Chiefs.

Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for a 49-yard gain on Pittsburgh's second offensive play, leading to a field goal.

"I thought we did some things great, there are some things we need to do to get better," Brown said.

The Steelers followed it up with their first offensive touchdown since the 2012 regular season finale against Cleveland. Taking over at the Kansas City 21 after the Chiefs failed to convert a fourth-and-1, Roethlisberger turned a broken play into six points when he scrambled around long enough to find Dwyer wide open in the flat. The running back trotted into the end zone to give the Steelers a 10-0 lead.

Kansas City, which like Pittsburgh sleep-walked through the first half of the preseason schedule, appeared headed to another dismal effort until Smith found a rhythm late in the half. The former No. 1 draft pick, sent to Kansas City to revitalize his career, took advantage of a breakdown in containment to sprint 38 yards.

Smith didn't need to use his legs during a fabulous drive to end the half. His only incompletion during the game-tying march coming when he spiked the ball to stop the clock. He had little trouble finding Hemingway in the slot for his first touchdown pass for a team other than the San Francisco 49ers.

The two starters took the rest of the night off and probably won't be seen again until their respective season openers.

In the final game before the first round of cuts, however, a couple of third-round picks made a compelling case they plan to stick around.

Pittsburgh wide receiver Markus Wheaton - projected as the team's new deep threat after the departure of Mike Wallace - hauled in a 34-yard rainbow from backup quarterback Bruce Gradkowski early in the third quarter.

Moments later, Kansas City's Knile Davis provided a compelling case to return kicks after taking an "only in the preseason" shot when he fielded the ensuing kickoff a yard from the endline then raced 109 yards for a touchdown. The score continued a miserable trend for the Steelers, who have hardly been sharp on special teams under new coordinator Danny Smith.

"I'm really glad those guys picked up three block, and I was able to make something happen and keep us in the game," Davis said.

Pittsburgh running back Felix Jones, acquired in a trade with Philadelphia on Friday, saw extensive action with rookie Le'Veon Bell (foot), Isaac Redman (stinger), LaRod Stephens-Howling (knee) all sidelined by injury. Jones returned two kickoffs for 51 yards and carried eight times for 29 yards.

"I felt like the coaches were just trying to see where I was at right now and I felt good at it," Jones said. "I felt comfortable and I felt like I was doing what I was supposed to do."

Individual Statistics
Kansas City Passing:
Alex Smith 17 of 24 for 158 yards and 1 touchdown
Chase Daniel 14 of 24 for 152 yards and 1 touchdown

Pittsburgh Passing:
Ben Roethlisberger 13 of 19 for 166 yards and 1 touchdown
Bruce Gradkowski 8 of 17 for 115 yards and 1 touchdown

Kansas City Rushing:
Chase Daniel 5 carries for 45 yards
Alex Smith 1 carry for 38 yards
Knile Davis 5 carries for 12 yards
Jamaal Charles 7 carries for 10 yards
Shaun Draughn 4 carries for 8 yards
Cyrus Gray 2 carries for 3 yards

Pittsburgh Rushing:
Felix Jones 8 carries for 29 yards
Jonathan Dwyer 8 carries for 25 yards
Baron Batch 7 carries for 22 yards
Alvester Alexander 3 carries for 17 yards
Emmanuel Sanders 1 carry for 5 yards
Ben Roethlisberger 1 carry for -1 yard

Kansas City Receiving:
Dwayne Bowe 6 receptions for 73 yards
Donnie Avery 6 receptions for 54 yards
Junior Hemingway 3 receptions for 29 yards and 1 touchdown
Anthony Fasano 3 receptions for 26 yards
Tony Moeaki 1 reception for 24 yards
Devon Wylie 2 receptions for 22 yards
Kevin Brock 1 reception for 15 yards
Rico Richardson 1 reception for 15 yards and 1 touchdown
Shaun Draughn 1 reception for 14 yards
Jamar Newsome 1 reception for 12 yards
Frankie Hammond 2 receptions for 11 yards
Tyler Shoemaker 1 reception for 9 yards
Jamaal Charles 2 receptions for 4 yards
Cyrus Gray 1 reception for 2 yards

Pittsburgh Receiving:
Antonio Brown 3 receptions for 61 yards
Markus Wheaton 3 receptions for 54 yards and 1 touchdown
Derek Moye 3 receptions for 41 yards
Jerricho Cotchery 2 receptions for 32 yards
Michael Palmer 1 reception for 25 yards
Emmanuel Sanders 1 reception for 24 yards
Jonathan Dwyer 3 receptions for 20 yards and 1 touchdown
David Paulson 2 receptions for 10 yards
Will Johnson 1 reception for 7 yards
Jeremy Wright 1 reception for 5 yards
Baron Batch 1 reception for 2 yards

Kansas City Tackles-Assists-Sacks:
Tysyn Hartman 4-3-0.5, Nico Johnson 4-0-0, Brandon Flowers 3-0-0, Derrick Johnson 3-4-1, Edgar Jones 3-2-0, Frank Zombo 3-0-1, Husain Abdullah 2-1-0, Eric Berry 2-3-0.5, Greg Castillo 2-0-0, Justin Houston 2-0-1, Sean Smith 2-1-0, Allen Bailey 1-0-0, Jalil Brown 1-0-0, Zac Diles 1-1-0, Otha Foster 1-0-0, Tamba Hali 1-1-0, Tyson Jackson 1-1-0, Kendrick Lewis 1-2-0, Brad McDougald 1-2-0, Dontari Poe 1-3-0, Neiko Thorpe 1-0-0, Anthony Toribio 1-0-1, Mike Catapano 0-1-0, Akeem Jordan 0-2-0

Pittsburgh Tackles-Assists-Sacks:
Cortez Allen 6-0-0, Lawrence Timmons 4-1-0, Vince Williams 4-1-0, Ziggy Hood 3-1-1, Ross Ventrone 3-1-0, Jason Worilds 3-0-0, Alan Baxter 2-1-2, Terence Garvin 2-1-0, Terry Hawthorne 2-0-0, Troy Polamalu 2-2-0, Devin Smith 2-0-0, Ike Taylor 2-0-0, Shamarko Thomas 2-0-0, Kion Wilson 2-0-1, LaMarr Woodley 2-0-0, Brian Arnfelt 1-1-0, Curtis Brown 1-0-0, Chris Carter 1-0-0, Ryan Clark 1-2-0, Larry Foote 1-3-0, Cameron Heyward 1-0-1, Brett Keisel 1-0-0, Marshall McFadden 1-0-0, Ryan Steed 1-0-0, Al Woods 1-0-0, Robert Golden 0-1-0, Jarvis Jones 0-2-0

Kansas City Fumble Recoveries:

Pittsburgh Fumble Recoveries:
Troy Polamalu 1 for 0 yards

Kansas City Interceptions:

Pittsburgh Interceptions: