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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 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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  • Harrison, Polamalu will play Sunday

    Harrison, Polamalu will play Sunday

    post-gazette.com Oct 5, 2012
    James Harrison and Troy Polamalu are both listed as "probable" for the Steelers' Sunday home game against Philadelphia.
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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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  • 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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  • Steelers Gab 2012 Week 5 NFL Preview — Philadelphia at Pittsbug…

    Steelers Gab 2012 Week 5 NFL Preview — Philadelphia at Pittsbugh

    steelersgab.com Oct 5, 2012
    The bye week is over the Black and Gold, and it appears that the team is getting healthy, and they need it at 1-2 as they get set for the 3-1 Eagles with Mike Vick and company Sunday. Here’s a quick breakdown of the game, along with the prediction for t
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  • On the Steelers: It's all about the running game now

    On the Steelers: It's all about the running game now

    post-gazette.com Oct 5, 2012
    The Steelers' defense has been unable to make opponents' offenses one-dimensional by stopping the run and have few big plays to show for it.
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  • 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 - 'Tools for Victory': Steelers wide receivers 01:36

    'Tools for Victory': Steelers wide receivers

    Oct 5
    Brian Billick explains how the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers can take advantage of the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5.
  • Video - Eagles not taking Steelers lightly 04:21

    Eagles not taking Steelers lightly

    Oct 5
    Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer has the latest on the Eagles and their preparation for the struggling 1-2 Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: QB Matchups 01:45

    NFL Live OT: QB Matchups

    Oct 5
    Tedy Bruschi and Mark Schlereth discuss the quarterback matchups that they are excited to watch this weekend.

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.