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Suisham's late FG lifts Steelers past Eagles

3:18 PM, Oct 7, 2012   |    comments
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Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Shaun Suisham kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Pittsburgh Steelers over the Philadelphia Eagles, 16-14, in a close Week 5 intrastate battle.

The Steelers (2-2) welcomed back several injured starters Sunday, including running back Rashard Mendenhall, who revitalized a stagnant running game and finished with 101 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown.

Mendenhall picked up 31 yards on a game-winning drive that took up the final 6:33 after the Eagles had taken a one-point lead on Brent Celek's two-yard touchdown catch.

Ben Roethlisberger finished with 207 yards on 21-of-37 passes for Pittsburgh, which used an early bye week to get healthy and recover from a 34-31 loss to the Raiders in Week 3.

LeSean McCoy, a University of Pittsburgh alum who played his collegiate home games at Heinz Field, gained 80 yards from scrimmage and caught a touchdown pass from Michael Vick, who lost two fumbles in the first half.

The Eagles (3-2) have dropped two of their last three after opening this season with two wins.

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