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Roethlisberger moves closer to record

Roethlisberger moves closer to record

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 10, 2012
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger moved closer to Terry Bradshaw's franchise passing record without having to take a snap. Elias Sports Bureau overturned the home team's statisticians on Wednesday, making Rashard Mendenhall's 13-yard touchdown a c…
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  • Witness The Chaos That Tony Romo Wrought After Possibly Hanging…

    Witness The Chaos That Tony Romo Wrought After Possibly Hanging Up On Some Reporters

    deadspin.com Oct 10, 2012
    The 2-2 Cowboys are playing the Ravens Sunday, and today Tony Romo had a standard conference call with Baltimore reporters. After some questions about Romo's consistency and such, his phone was somehow disconnected. Did Romo intentionally hang up on the…
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  • Polamalu, Woodley ruled out for Steelers

    Polamalu, Woodley ruled out for Steelers

    The Steelers ruled out safety Troy Polamalu and outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley for Thursday night's game against the Titans. Polamalu aggravated a right calf injury Sunday and left late in the first quarter. This is the third game that Polamalu will …
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  • Fujita blasts Goodell

    Fujita blasts Goodell

    BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns linebacker Scott Fujita accused Roger Goodell of abusing his power as commissioner for his handling of the New Orleans Saints' bounty case.
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  • Thursday Matchup: Steelers at Titans

    Thursday Matchup: Steelers at Titans

    nytimes.com Oct 10, 2012
    Rashard Mendenhall is back, and the Steelers are overjoyed to have him.
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  • AFC North defenses still struggling

    AFC North defenses still struggling

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    Five weeks into the regular season, the defenses in the AFC North are still nowhere close to what they were last season. In 2011, every defense in the division ranked in the top 10. This season, three (Bengals, Ravens and Browns) rank in the bottom half…
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  • AFC North chat alert

    AFC North chat alert

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    Can the Steelers win their first road game of the season? Will the Browns get their first win in more than 300 days? Can the Bengals bounce back after being upset? And will the Ravens score a touchdown this game? Find out all of these answers and more i…
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  • Matt Cassel hasn’t been cleared yet

    Matt Cassel hasn’t been cleared yet

    profootballtalk.com Oct 10, 2012
    It’s looking more likely that Brady Quinn will start at quarterback for the Chiefs this weekend. Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports that Matt Cassel has not yet been cleared to return to action after suffering a concussion in last Sunday’s 9
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  • Suisham’s kick wins game for Steelers, and player of the week h…

    Suisham’s kick wins game for Steelers, and player of the week honor

    Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham kicked the game-winning field goal on Sunday against the Eagles, and as a result he’s been named the AFC’s special teams player of the week. Suisham went 3-for-3 on field goals, connecting once from 20 yards and twice fro
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  • Only a quarterback can change Browns' fate

    Only a quarterback can change Browns' fate

    ESPN.com Oct 10, 2012
    There are two significant records that can be set in the AFC North this week: the Browns are on the verge of establishing a new low for futility, and Ben Roethlisberger is close to becoming the Steelers' all-time leading passer. This is more than coinci…
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  • Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 5

    Absurdly premature 2012 playoff picture: Week 5

    yahoo.com Oct 10, 2012
    Top AFC seeds: Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens Other AFC division champs: New England Patriots, Denver Broncos AFC wild cards: Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers Top NFC seeds: Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers Other NFC division champs: Minnes…
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  • Video - Do your job 02:20

    Do your job

    Oct 10
    Why is Heath Evans saying that Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson should not be blamed for his struggles on certain runs? Evans gives some in-depth analysis on this Thursday night's matchup.
  • Video - Is the Baltimore Ravens' defense in trouble? 02:26

    Is the Baltimore Ravens' defense in trouble?

    Oct 10
    Should the Baltimore Ravens be concerned that the Dallas Cowboys believe this week's game will give them a chance to get their offense going? Jeff Darlington has the latest on this week's matchup.
  • Video - Scott Fujita Calls Out Goodell 01:39

    Scott Fujita Calls Out Goodell

    Oct 10
    Adam Schefter reacts to Scott Fujita's statement claiming that Roger Goodell is abusing his power.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: CIN-CLE 01:09

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: CIN-CLE

    Oct 10
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Bengals-Browns

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: No mistaking the player, but Rivers the person is misundersto…

    Oct 10
    The latest issue of Sports Illustrated -- available on iPad Oct. 10 and newsstands Oct. 11 -- features a story on Philip Rivers' quest for playoff success. Below, Jim Trotter looks at another side of Rivers.
  • Kerry J. Byrne: Inside the numbers: Week 5

    Oct 10
    Throw out any notion of a stoic "game-management" offense in San Francisco, pigskin peeps.
  • Jim Trotter: No mistaking the player, but Rivers the person is misundersto…

    Oct 10
    The latest issue of Sports Illustrated -- available on iPad Oct. 10 and newsstands Oct. 11 -- features a story on Philip Rivers' quest for playoff success. Below, Jim Trotter looks at another side of Rivers.
  • NFL - Early surprise teams might lack staying power

    Oct 10
    The Vikings and Cardinals have surprised early, but don't be surprised if they're eventually figured out, writes John Clayton