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Shaun Suisham shouldn't promise his family any trips to Hawaii, but he's got a long-range shot at the Pro Bowl. He might be the Steelers' most pleasant surprise this season.
Suisham has missed just one of his 22 field-goal attempts this season, and that was a 54-yarder.
He's won two games this season with field goals. He kicked a 23-yarder in overtime to beat the Chiefs, but even more impressive was his game-winner against the Eagles. With the game's outcome squarely on his shoulders, Suisham made a 34-yarder as time expired to give the Steelers a 16-14 win at Heinz Field. If Suisham didn't make that kick, the Steelers would have lost three straight and gone to Cincinnati 1-4.
Suisham's field-goal percentage is third in the AFC behind the Browns Phil Dawson and the Raiders Sebastian Janikowski. Dawson has made all 19 of his field-goal attempts, including five of 50 yards or longer.
While Suisham has made all six of attempts between 40 and 49 yards this season, he doesn't have as big a leg as Dawson or Janikowski. Suisham is 14th in the AFC with touchbacks on 30 percent of his kickoffs, according to NFL.com. That could hurt him in the Pro Bowl voting, even if he's having the best year of his career.