Steady Suisham enjoying career year for Steelers

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Associated Press

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 6 at 3:02 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham doesn't have the strongest leg in the NFL.

At the moment, he'll settle for the most accurate one.

The 30-year-old Suisham leads the league in field goal percentage, missing just one of his 25 kicks this season. He's hit three game-winning field goals already, including a 42-yarder on the final play of last week's 23-20 win at Baltimore.

The affable Suisham downplays his success, saying it's simply a combination of hard work and consistency. Suisham hasn't changed his approach or done anything differently while long snapper Greg Warren says Suisham is simply in the zone.

Suisham says making kicks is "just his job" and he doesn't try to get caught up in the moment, treating a game-winning kick the same as he does in a first-quarter extra point.

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