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Norv Turner: Reports of my demise won’t affect our preparations

Norv Turner: Reports of my demise won’t affect our preparations

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 7, 2012
Thursday’s report that the Chargers will fire head coach Norv Turner at the end of the season hasn’t affected his team’s preparation for Sunday’s game against the Steelers, Turner says. Turner said that he was back at the office early this morning
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  • Dennis Dixon draws RG3 duties in practice for the Ravens

    Dennis Dixon draws RG3 duties in practice for the Ravens

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    As the Ravens prepare for their first dose of RG3, they benefit from several years of chasing around a mobile quarterback like Ben Roethlisberger.  They’ve now turned to a former Steelers quarterback to get ready for the specific offense that the Redsk
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  • Chargers’ Michael Harris says he’s “definitely” playing

    Chargers’ Michael Harris says he’s “definitely” playing

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    It looks like the Chargers might have some degree of offensive line left Sunday. Left tackle Michael Harris was listed as questionable for their game at the Steelers with an ankle injury, but told Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego he “definitely” expects
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  • Bettis Is Ready for Notre Dame-Alabama, and Maybe the Hall of F…

    Bettis Is Ready for Notre Dame-Alabama, and Maybe the Hall of Fame

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    Jerome Bettis, who played for Notre Dame and was a star for the Steelers, will be rooting for the Irish when they play Alabama in the B.C.S. championship game. He was recently named a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
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  • Steelers' Colon probable to return vs. Chargers

    Steelers' Colon probable to return vs. Chargers

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Steelers left guard Willie Colon practiced for the second consecutive day Friday and is listed as probable, as Pittsburgh prepares to play San Diego on Sunday.
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  • Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

    Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

    steelerfury.com Dec 7, 2012
    As much as I would like to write about last week’s win…We don’t have time for that. The Steelers beat the Ravens because they played together and never wavered in the belief in the man lined up beside them.
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  • Gerry Dulac's NFL Forecast: Week 13

    Gerry Dulac's NFL Forecast: Week 13

    post-gazette.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac picks the winners and losers for this week's NFL contests.
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  • Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questio…

    Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questions

    nytimes.com Dec 7, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Final Word: AFC North

    Final Word: AFC North

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 14: Return of Roethlisberger: The Steelers should get a boost with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger starting Sunday after missing three games with rib and shoulder injuries. In nine games with Roethlisberger this seaso…
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  • Mike Wallace blames losing focus for low production

    Mike Wallace blames losing focus for low production

    profootballtalk.com Dec 7, 2012
    Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace’s production has dropped off sharply this season, something that has only gotten worse with Ben Roethlisberger on the shelf for the last four games. Wallace has 10 catches for 77 yards in those games and drops have be
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  • Polamalu says he could have handled calf injury better

    Polamalu says he could have handled calf injury better

    Troy Polamalu sounds contemplative about his future, but he sounds certain he could have missed less time if he and the Steelers had handled his calf injury differently. After injuring his calf in the opener, he came back prior to the Oct. 7 game agains…
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  • Ravens know how to rebound

    Ravens know how to rebound

    ESPN.com Dec 7, 2012
    The Ravens can clinch the AFC North on Sunday if they win at the Redskins in addition to the Steelers and Bengals both losing at home. Baltimore missed its chance of earning a playoff berth last week when it lost to a third-string quarterback at home. B…
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    'Playbook': San Diego Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

    Dec 7
    How will Ben Roethlisberger's return impact the Pittsburgh Steelers? Our experts explain why the Steelers have a chance to do something special with their signal-caller back behind center.

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