The Pittsburgh Steelers spent 25 minutes knocking around Alex Smith.
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. ''We've 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 Roethlisber...