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James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Hakeem Nicks headline the NFL…

James Harrison, Troy Polamalu and Hakeem Nicks headline the NFL’s Week 5 injury report

yahoo.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 5, 2012
Coming off their bye week, the Pittsburgh Steelers are a much healthier team heading into Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Running back Rashard Mendenhall (knee), outside linebacker James Harrison (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) are…
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  • AFC North injury report

    AFC North injury report

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Here's the injury report for games involving AFC North teams on Sunday: BALTIMORE RAVENS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS RAVENS: Questionable: OT Jah Reid (calf). Probable: WR Torrey Smith (ankle). CHIEFS: Out: DE Glenn Dorsey (calf), RB Peyton Hillis (ankle), WR…
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  • Osi Umenyiora invites Trent Richardson to look for candy

    Osi Umenyiora invites Trent Richardson to look for candy

    Now that his long-running spat with Eagles running back LeSean McCoy has come to a end, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora has an opening in his schedule for a pointless verbal feud with an opposing running back. He may be trying to fill it with Browns …
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  • Browns' Richardson misses practice for new baby

    Browns' Richardson misses practice for new baby

    CNNSI.com Oct 5, 2012
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson missed practice Friday to be with his girlfriend during the birth of his third child.
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  • Bengals announce third straight sellout

    Bengals announce third straight sellout

    Fans are beginning to show their support for the Cincinnati Bengals, who are off to a 3-1 start this season. The Bengals announced Friday that Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins is officially a sellout. It was estimated on Tuesday that between 5,0…
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  • Dolphins CB Marshall (back) out vs. Bengals

    Dolphins CB Marshall (back) out vs. Bengals

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Miami Dolphins cornerback Richard Marshall has been ruled out of Sunday's game at Cincinnati with a back injury, putting a further strain on the team's week secondary.
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  • Harrison, Mendenhall and Polamalu all listed as probable

    Harrison, Mendenhall and Polamalu all listed as probable

    Earlier this week, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that he expected to have James Harrison, Rashard Mendenhall and Troy Polamalu in the lineup when the Steelers face the Eagles on Sunday. Everything appears to be on track as far as making that expectati…
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  • Steelers veteran defense could be headed for last roundup

    Steelers veteran defense could be headed for last roundup

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Steelers expect safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker James Harrison to get back on the field this weekend, and back to fixing a defense that has missed them in recent weeks. But how much longer they’re going to be able to keep the core of players whi
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  • Friday Forecast: Week 5 predictions

    Friday Forecast: Week 5 predictions

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Not only am I coming off a perfect week, I was very close with the predicted scores as well. Here are my predictions for the Week 5 games involving AFC North teams: Steelers 23, Eagles 17: The focus will be the return of linebacker James Harrison and sa…
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  • History doesn’t favor Eagles on Sunday

    History doesn’t favor Eagles on Sunday

    profootballtalk.com Oct 5, 2012
    When justifying my prediction that the Steelers will beat the Eagles on Sunday at Heinz Field, I opted for the visceral. Based on living most of my life within 100 miles of Pittsburgh, this simply isn’t a game the Steelers lose. Reuben Frank of CSNPhill
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  • Jaws QB rankings: Flacco, Dalton rise

    Jaws QB rankings: Flacco, Dalton rise

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    Ron Jaworski updated his preseason quarterback rankings after the first quarter of the regular season , and the passers in the AFC North are on the move. You'll need an Insider subscription to view the entire piece, but I was allowed to pass along the r…
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  • Haslam won’t start handing out pink slips until after season

    Haslam won’t start handing out pink slips until after season

    Hey, relax Browns coaches and administrators, you’re not all fired. At least not until the end of the year, anyway. New Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam has said he’ll wait until after the season to consider any staff changes, according to Mary Kay Cabot
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  • Wake-up: Pittsburgh's 'hatred' of Philly

    Wake-up: Pittsburgh's 'hatred' of Philly

    ESPN.com Oct 5, 2012
    It's almost time to watch some AFC North teams in action again. The NFL schedule-makers have created quite a gap for the division. The Ravens and Browns haven't played since Sept. 27, and the Steelers haven't been on the field since Sept. 23. Division t…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: From Worst To Best 03:11

    NFL32OT: From Worst To Best

    Oct 5
    Episode 201: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the success of the NFC West. Damien Woody breaks down facing Peyton Manning. The NFL crew discuss whether the Dolphins can stop A.J. Green.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs 04:03

    'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs

    Oct 5
    Will the Baltimore Ravens be able to run the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs? The "Playbook" crew explains what to look for when running back Ray Rice takes the field.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 03:36

    'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Oct 5
    The "Playbook" crew explains why Michael Vick's ability to avoid turnovers in last week's win will carry over into this week. They also dissect the Steelers' ability to convert in third-down situations.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants 04:17

    'Playbook': Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants

    Oct 5
    Will the Browns' defense be able to stop the playmakers for the Giants? Our analysts explain why protecting Eli Manning has been the key for the Giants utilizing their new weapons.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Peter King: Brees' pursuit of Unitas' touchdown mark sheds light on both

    Oct 5
    Five observations on Drew Brees being on the precipice of breaking the time-honored record of John Unitas for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass:
  • Bill Simmons empties out his inbox and makes Week 5 picks

    Oct 5
    The Sports Guy continues to mate his NFL picks with reader e-mails, hoping it turns out better than the Peyton Manning experiment.