Matt Cassel’s 61-yard pass to Chris Chambers in overtime set up Ryan Succop’s game-winning 22-yard field goal as Kansas City ended a 10-game Arrowhead Stadium losing streak with an improbable 27-24 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.
1 How much do you think head coach Todd Haley wanted this one? I think it was close to his heart. He grew up a Pittsburgh fan and a Pittsburgh kid and throughout the week you could tell it was an important game for him. His father came in before the game and all of us had a chance to say hello to him. To win like that in dramatic fashion, I am sure it was special.
2 How big of a deal was it to you to beat the World Champion Pittsburgh Steelers? They are the Super Bowl champions and they are an organization to be and try and get to. To come out here and get a big win is huge, for not only this team going forward, but also this organization.
3 How does having running back Jamaal Charles and wide receiver Chris Chambers change the dynamic of this team? You can see that Jamaal Charles has done a tremendous job and he has such an explosiveness about him that at any point of the game he can go the distance. Chris Chambers has done a great job creating another element of big play possibilities for us that we really didn’t have early on in the season.
4 Did you feel that this team kind of needed a win like this? I think the whole team needed it to let us know that it is going to be a fight. That is what the NFL is all about. It is week-in and week-out of tough opponents and at the end of the day, if you can keep battling and battling to keep yourself in the ball game, you will have an opportunity to win against good teams and that is what we did today.
5 Are you seeing the confidence grow? There is no doubt. Look at the Raiders game last week. It didn’t start exactly how we wanted it to, we went back and battled back and won. This week we went in at halftime down 16-7 and we stuck together, rallied and everyone had each other’s back. We went forward and it was an impressive victory for us and it definitely builds confidence.