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PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers spent 25 minutes knocking around Alex Smith. Yannick Carrasco Belgium Jersey . 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. "Weve 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 exhibition season 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 Pittsburghs 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 exhibition 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 didnt 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 wont 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 teams 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 Citys 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 co-ordinator Danny Smith. "Im 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 LeVeon 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." Kevin De Bruyne Belgium Jersey .A. Happ is coming off his first start of the year, a win at Philadelphia Monday. The former Phillie allowed three hits in five scoreless frames of a 3-0 triumph. Dedryck Boyata Jersey . The Sochi organizing committee said in Fridays statement that the torch relay reached the North Pole on Oct. 19. Russian Polar explorer Artur Chilingarov, who led the mission, lit a special bowl at the North Pole sign.WINNIPEG -- Al Montoya spent 2013 as Winnipegs backup goaltender, but hes making a strong push for the starting job in the second half of the season. Montoya made 27 saves for the shutout as the Jets defeated the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 on Tuesday. Keaton Ellerby, Jacob Trouba and Anthony Peluso were the goal scorers as Montoya picked up his second shutout of the season and the Jets won their third straight game, matching their season-high. "For me its just about doing the right things in practice and working hard," said Montoya, who didnt offer an opinion on whether he deserved No. 1 status. The netminder won his sixth consecutive decision, and upped his record to 8-2-1. It was Montoyas second straight start for the Jets after coming on in relief of regular starter Ondrej Pavelec in the first period of a game last week against Minnesota. "Im fully aware of what Al Montoyas doing and how hes playing," said Jets coach Claude Noel. "He played very well again tonight. Youve got to give him full credit. You cant lose sight of the fact that Pavelecs our starting goalie." Sabres backup Jhonas Enroth got his 12th start of the season, and handed the Jets (19-18-5) the lead when a weak point shot from Ellerby snuck past his blocker in the first period. "I saw it all the way," Enroth said. "He literally threw a curveball at me. It was a knuckle puck that dipped right in front of me, and I just got a piece of it." The Sabres (11-25-4) thought they had tied the game when Marcus Foligno banged the puck past Montoya, but the referees ruled the net was dislodged before the puck went in. Video review was inconclusive, so the call on the ice stood. "If that goes our way its a different kind of game," said Sabres forward Drew Stafford, who knocked the net off. Trouba, the rookie defenceman, one-timed a Chris Thorburn pass to beat Enroth att 13:06 of the second period for his third goal of the season. Eden Hazard Belgium Jersey. Peluso added an empty-net goal with 1:28 remaining. The Jets have said theyll need to string together more than just a three-game streak to make a push for a Western Conference playoff spot. "I think every team struggles with consistency," Trouba said. "Its part of the game, and its what youre striving for." Enroth, who finished with 23 saves on 25 shots, hasnt had much help from his teammates this season. The Sabres have scored just 16 goals in his 12 starts. Buffalo failed to score on four power plays, while the Jets were blanked all three times they had the man advantage. While Montoyas US$601,000 salary is $3.3 million less than Pavelecs, his play could soon force Noel to re-evaluate the way he splits his goalies workloads. Pavelec is 11-16-4, with a .902 save percentage, while Montoya increased his save percentage to .934. After the game Noel said goalies, like special teams units, get hot and cold, and that the Jets would let things play out. The Sabres, owners of the NHLs worst record, had earned points in seven of their previous nine games, including a win against the Jets. That wasnt Winnipegs only loss against teams near the bottom of the standings. The Jets had been facing criticism for losses to Edmonton, Calgary and Florida, and vowed before the game that they wouldnt be taking their opponent lightly. "Youve got to come ready to play every game," Trouba said. "Theres no bad teams in this league. Everybodys got good players." Notes: Buffalo forward Ville Leino, who was shaken up against Washington on Sunday, was in the Sabres lineup but left after just three first-period shifts with a lower-body injury. a Jets forward Thorburn played in his 500th career game. a Winnipeg forward Blake Wheelers 10 goals in December were second only to Chicagos Patrick Sharp, who had 12. Cheap Jerseys 2020 Discount Jerseys NFL Jerseys Cheap Discount NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Throwback Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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