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A.J. Green has “made a lot of progress” from toe injury

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Darin Gantt) — The Bengals could have certainly used A.J. Green last week, as they were shut out by the Colts. But they may be closer to getting him back. According to Coley Harvey of ESPN.com, Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Green has “made a lot of progress.” It was a more optimistic note than last week, when Lewis…
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Steelers Surge Past Shocked Texans 30-23

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Brett Keisel saw the ball drop into his 36-year-old hands, and the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end started chugging toward the end zone.
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Bill O’Brien frustrated by Texans performance

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — The Houston Texans have lost three straight games and four out of their last five after falling 30-23 to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. And Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is none too happy about it. O’Brien was noticeably heated in his post-game press conference after watching his team allow 21 points in less…
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Shutdown Corner NFL Power Rankings: The Oakland Raiders' scary 0-16 question

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Frank Schwab) — There are many stats that sum up how miserable the Oakland Raiders' 0-6 start has been, but we have something better than a statistic for that. Darnell Dockett. The injured Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman was at his trash-talking finest on Sunday, poking fun at the Raiders fans as the Cards sealed up their 24-13 win. Cardinals DE Darnell Dockett Trolls Raiders Fans With Sign On...
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Steelers' Quick Points Silence Fans, Help Them Beat Texans

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By REUTERS) — The Pittsburgh Steelers needed less than three minutes to score 24 unanswered points in the second-quarter to help them beat the Houston Texans 30-23 on Monday.
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N.F.L. Roundup: Steelers Overcome Texans With 21 Points in 73 Seconds

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Pittsburgh spotted Houston a 13-0 lead only to score 24 points in a frantic final 3 minutes 8 seconds of the first half.
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Steelers' Lawrence Timmons tosses his cookies coming off the field

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — Before the Pittsburgh Steelers reversed their fortunes in the game, linebacker Lawrence Timmons had what the competitive-eating-circuit folks call a reversal of fortune. Watch as Timmons, with his Steelers down 10-zip, barfs — on himself, on the field — coming off to the sidelines. [ Join FanDuel.com's $2.5M Week 8 fantasy league: $25 to enter; top 21,905 teams paid ] Well, watch, that...
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Wild three-TD explosion leads Pittsburgh Steelers past Houston Texans

Yahoo.com: Shutdown Corner (Eric Edholm) — The Pittsburgh Steelers overcame a dreary start to wake up right before halftime. After the Houston Texans took a 13-0 lead and dominated the majority of the first half, the Steelers scored 24 points in the final three-plus minutes of the second quarter — including three TDs in 73 seconds — in a 30-23 victory. According to NFL Network, the Steelers’ 24 points in that short a span was the...
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Steelers overcome early deficit to earn 30-23 victory over Texans

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — The Pittsburgh Steelers scored 21 points in the final three minutes of the second quarter to help dig out of an early 13-0 hole en route to a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night. The Texans took the early lead on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick to Alfred Blue and…
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Saints re-sign TE Tom Crabtree

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — Two days after releasing tight end Tom Crabtree, the Saints have brought him back. The club re-signed Crabtree, the ex-Buccaneer and ex-Packer, on Monday, according to the NFL’s transactions. The 28-year-old Crabtree gives the Saints a fourth tight end behind Jimmy Graham, Josh Hill and Ben Watson. Graham, who is dealing with a shoulder injury,…
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Pete Carroll believes there won’t be fallout from locker room on Harvin trade

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Curtis Crabtree) — Percy Harvin’s former teammates with the Seattle Seahawks were just as surprised as anyone when they learned the mercurial receiver had been dealt to the New York Jets for a conditional draft pick on Friday. The players found out about the trade as the team was boarding buses to head to the airport for their…
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Steelers ORT Marcus Gilbert out with concussion

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Mike Wilkening) — Steelers right tackle Marcus Gilbert exited the first half of Monday night’s game vs. Houston because of an injury that could be a potential concussion, the team said on Twitter. Gilbert has been termed questionable to re-enter the contest. If he has a concussion, he cannot return to tonight’s game, and he will have go…
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Watt, Mercilus punish Ben, but Steelers storm back

NBCSports.com: ProFootballTalk (Michael David Smith) — The Texans’ defense got off to a stellar start on Monday night in Pittsburgh, but the Steelers aren’t going away without a fight. As expected, J.J. Watt is having a big game, with a sack and a recovery of a Ben Roethlisberger fumble. That fumble was forced by Whitney Mercilus, who’s also having a big…
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Texans Take Early 10-0 Lead Over Steelers

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night.
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Since Nobody’s Perfect, Jets Think Percy Harvin Could Be a Great Addition

NY Times: The Fifth Down (By BEN SHPIGEL) — Harvin, a former Seahawks wide receiver, arrived with baggage, but if he can live up to his vast potential, the Jets’ acquiring him will be a “coup,” General Manager John Idzik said.
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