Defending-Champ Steelers Work OT to Beat Titans

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2009 11:08 PM CDT
Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu suffered a knee injury in the second half and didn't return.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Pittsburgh Steelers got a 33-yard field goal from Jeff Reed 4½ minutes into overtime tonight to beat the visiting Tennessee Titans, 13-10, in the first game of the NFL season. It was an uneven performance for the defending champions, the Post-Gazette reports; Pittsburgh also lost Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu to a knee injury late in the second half.