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Report: Mendenhall's Achilles injury not serious

Report: Mendenhall's Achilles injury not serious

The Achilles injury Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall suffered in Thursday night's loss to the Tennessee Titans is minor, a person who has spoken to the player told NFL.com on Friday.
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  • Steelers release TE Saunders

    Steelers release TE Saunders

    post-gazette.com Oct 12, 2012
    The move points up the development of rookie David Paulson and the team's interest in him.
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  • Even If Icing The Kicker Doesn't Work, It's Better Than Never I…

    Even If Icing The Kicker Doesn't Work, It's Better Than Never Icing The Kicker

    deadspin.com Oct 12, 2012
    Mike Tomlin iced the kicker twice last night, but with an unfortunate twist: First, he called a timeout on his own kicker, Shaun Suisham, who proceeded to miss a 54-yarder. Then he stopped the Titans' Rob Bironas just as he was about to attempt the game…
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  • Upon Further Review: Steelers

    Upon Further Review: Steelers

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    Revisiting the Pittsburgh Steelers' 26-23 loss to the Tennessee Titans: You can justify failing to hold fourth quarter leads to Peyton Manning and Michael Vick because they've done it so many times before. You can understand losing in the final minute t…
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  • Week 6 predictions: Mea culpa edition

    Week 6 predictions: Mea culpa edition

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    So, the Week 6 predictions didn't get off to a great start. I expected the Steelers-Titans game would be close, but I never thought Pittsburgh was leaving with a loss. That is, not until the Steelers started holding tryouts for offensive linemen at half…
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  • Foote: Steelers 'not strong mentally'

    Foote: Steelers 'not strong mentally'

    The Steelers have lost fourth-quarter leads in four of five games this season and all three of their defeats have come to teams with losing records. What's the problem? It's something you don't usually hear a Steelers player say. "We’re not strong menta
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  • Ben Roethlisberger Is Not Impressed

    Ben Roethlisberger Is Not Impressed

    deadspin.com Oct 12, 2012
    Tennessee upset Pittsburgh last night in a Thursday Night Football game full of exciting field goals and the sort of play that led most viewers to seek out more compelling sports TV on TBS or TNT. A last-second field goal by Rob Bironas-his fourth of th
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  • Wake-up: D'Qwell Jackson expects to play

    Wake-up: D'Qwell Jackson expects to play

    ESPN.com Oct 12, 2012
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Ravens were criticized for winning ugly Sunday in Kansas City. My guess is the Steelers would take a win instead of the pain of losing on a game-ending field goal in Tennessee. The same goes for the Bengals, who were upset by the…
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  • Hasselbeck gets the fourth quarter comeback he needed

    Hasselbeck gets the fourth quarter comeback he needed

    profootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012
    The Titans needed it as a group. But quarterback Matt Hasselbeck needed a comeback win like Thursday’s over the Steelers for his own reasons. After losing the starting job to Jake Locker in camp, and then playing poorly in relief, the 37-year-old Hassel
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  • Chris Johnson credits the offensive line after 91-yard game

    Chris Johnson credits the offensive line after 91-yard game

    profootballtalk.com Oct 12, 2012
    When Titans running back Chris Johnson got off to a brutal start this season, he said he’s only as good as Tennessee’s offensive line. So it’s only fair that after a good game Thursday night against the Steelers, Johnson praised the line. Johnson, w
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  • Steelers blow late lead, fall to Titans, 26-23

    Steelers blow late lead, fall to Titans, 26-23

    Ben Roethlisberger broke Terry Bradshaw's passing record Thursday night, but there was not much else memorable.
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  • Age Before Beauty: The Titans survived the Steelers 26-23 large…

    Age Before Beauty: The Titans survived the Steelers 26-23 largely be…

    CNNSI.com Oct 12, 2012
    The Titans survived the Steelers 26-23 largely behind the veteran heroics of Matt Hasselbeck. The 37-year-old proved that age is just a number -- and it's all relative, writes Chris Burke.
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  • Video - NFL Live OT: Losing Teams That Can Make The Playoffs 02:46

    NFL Live OT: Losing Teams That Can Make The Playoffs

    Oct 12
    Trey Wingo, Tedy Bruschi and Mark Schlereth discuss which teams with losing records they think can make the playoffs.
  • Video - Steelers Panic Meter 01:19

    Steelers Panic Meter

    Oct 12
    Herm Edwards discusses the level of panic in Pittsburgh.
  • Video - Are the Pittsburgh Steelers losing their mystique? 02:06

    Are the Pittsburgh Steelers losing their mystique?

    Oct 12
    "NFL AM" discusses whether or not the struggling Pittsburgh Steelers are losing some of the luster from years past.

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    Oct 12
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