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Makeshift Secondary Hangs Tough Again In Win

Will Allen

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Although they did squander another fourth-quarter lead, the top-ranked pass defense in the NFL, minus two of its key players, contained Matt Cassel to key a 16-13 overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field Monday night.

With Troy Polamalu still on the mend, and Ryan Clark having been forced from Monday’s game after possibly enduring another concussion, the Steelers still limited Cassel to 154 yards on 11-of-26 passing, and the Chiefs went just 2-of-13 on third downs.

“Ryan is a huge part of what we do, but [Ryan] Mundy stepped in. He’s always ready to go. We play well together,” safety Will Allen told 93.7 The Fan’s Joe Starkey after the game. “It’s tough, but you’ve got to keep going. It’s the next-man-up mentality. My prayers are with R.C.”

To the naked eye, Allen does not believe Clark’s injury to be serious.

“He looked okay. Concussions are just tough. I’m not worried, I just hope he’s okay.”

Check out the rest of Allen’s post-game remarks about the play of the defense:

The Steelers (6-3) host the Ravens (7-2), the AFC North front-runner, this approaching Sunday night.

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