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Lawrence Timmons mad at $21,000 fine for hitting Mark Sanchez

Lawrence Timmons mad at $21,000 fine for hitting Mark Sanchez

profootballtalk.com Updated Sep 20, 2012
Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons was fined $21,000 for a hit on Mark Sanchez on Sunday, and he’s not happy about it. “What can you do? I was just playing ball,” Timmons told Joe Starkey of 93.7 The Fan. “I lowered my target like you’re suppo
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  • Testy Sparano defends decision to limit Tebow

    Testy Sparano defends decision to limit Tebow

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2012
    New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano got into a testy exchange with reporters Thursday when he refused to discuss last week's poor showing against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- except to defend his decision to limit Tim Tebow's snaps.
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  • James Harrison, Troy Polamalu expected to miss another game

    James Harrison, Troy Polamalu expected to miss another game

    Steelers linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu are expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Raiders. Neither Polamalu nor Harrison practiced today, and Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that their chances of playing S
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  • Third down is Big Ben's time to shine

    Third down is Big Ben's time to shine

    ESPN.com Sep 20, 2012
    The Pittsburgh Steelers rank third in the NFL in time of possession (35:50) despite having the third-worst running game. The reason is quarterback Ben Roethlisberger stepping up on third downs to extend drives. Roethlisberger tops the league in passing …
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  • Evaluating Todd Haley’s offense after 2 games

    Evaluating Todd Haley’s offense after 2 games

    steelerstoday.com Sep 20, 2012
    Steelers fans had a love hate relationship with former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians for the 5 years that he roamed the Steelers’ sideline.  Arians’ offense generated lots of passing yards for Big Ben, and lot’s of receiving yards for the wide
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  • Steelers, Roethlisberger have some unpleasant memories of Oakla…

    Steelers, Roethlisberger have some unpleasant memories of Oakland

    post-gazette.com Sep 20, 2012
    Quarterback remembers little of his previous trip to face the Raiders, and what he does remember, he would just as soon forget.
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  • Video - Countdown Daily Prediction: Steelers-Raiders 00:24

    Countdown Daily Prediction: Steelers-Raiders

    Sep 20
    The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Pittsburgh at Oakland
  • Video - Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders 02:17

    Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders

    Sep 20
    NFL Films previews the Week 3 matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders.
  • Video - Steelers Defense Shorthanded 00:32

    Steelers Defense Shorthanded

    Sep 20
    Adam Schefter discusses if James Harrison and Troy Polamalu will play Week 3 against the Raiders.

Sports Columnists

  • John Clayton's Last Call

    Sep 20
    Upsets. Overtime thrillers. Questionable officiating. Yes, it was one wacky Sunday, writes John Clayton.
  • Jim Trotter: Crabtree ensuring 49ers don't forget about him in passing gam…

    Sep 20
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- In the 49ers' run-based offense, opportunities in the passing game are limited, particularly when split among a handful of capable receivers. Michael Crabtree knows this, but at the same time he doesn't accept it.
  • Biggest NFL games of Week 3 -- John Clayton's First & 10

    Sep 20
    Parity? Balance? Please. The NFC has more heavy hitters and is clearly becoming the superior conference, writes John Clayton.
  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick: Here's Your Skunk of the Week

    Sep 20
    Welcome to the Thursday Skunk of the Week, in which I spray my stink on an unsuspecting team that probably felt great about their chances until I beca...