Steelers teach Eagles life lesson
PITTSBURGH — Backed up at their 20-yard line, their slow start to the season in danger of turning into a legitimate free fall, the Steelers did what they always seem to do when things get tight.
Ben Roethlisberger converted two third downs during a patient 64-yard drive over the final 6:33 and Shaun Suisham made a 34-yard field goal as time expired.
"We had the ball last," Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said. "Such is life."
Philadelphia appeared on the verge of its third one-point win when Michael Vick passed to tight end Brent Celek for a 2-yard score midway through the fourth.
Roethlisberger hit Antonio Brown for 20 yards. A 15-yard screen pass to running back Rashard Mendenhall — back from right knee surgery — moved Pittsburgh into Eagles territory.
Two plays later Roethlisberger found Emmanuel Sanders for 8 yards, and five straight runs put the Steelers within Suisham's range. They avoided their first 1-3 start under Tomlin.