With less than a minute to play Sunday night, Tyler Palko had a chance to live out a boyhood dream.
Kansas City's back-up quarterback, who threw three interceptions in his first NFL start last Monday at New England, already had tossed two more picks, lost a fumbled snap from center and been booed by the Chiefs' own fans in this effort against the Steelers.
Yet the former University of Pittsburgh star, a 28-year-old non-entity in pro football, persevered through it all and engineered a drive that reached the Steelers 37-yard line with the Chiefs trailing just 13-9, the clock ticking and Arrowhead Stadium rocking with possibility.
Despite Palko's two weeks of misery and the Chiefs' recent offensive nightmare one touchdown in 44 previous drives a TD in the final few seconds would turn everything upside down.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who played with a fractured thumb on his throwing hand and had taken a beating from the Chiefs' aggressive defense, could only watch...