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October 8, 2012
  5.8 Average yards per carry for Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall.   10 The Eagles' longest rush of the day was by LeSean McCoy for 10 yards.   106 The Steelers were flagged for nine penalties for 106 yards. The Eagles had five penalties for 35 yards.   67 The Eagles were 2 for 3 in the red zone for 67 percent efficiency. The Steelers were 1 of 4 for 25 percent.   74 Over his last 16 games, Eagles tight end Brent Celek has 74 receptions for 1,062 yards and six touchdowns.
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October 8, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
Here is Paul Domowitch's report card from the Eagles' loss against the Steelers. Click here to enter your grades. We will publish the results in Tuesday's Daily News. RUSHING OFFENSE:  LeSean McCoy finished with his lowest rushing total (53 yards) and second lowest yards-per-carry average (3.3) of the season. He had two runs longer than 6 yards (8, 10), but did have six rushing first downs and converted four of five short-yardage situations (2 yards or less). Grade: C-plus PASSING OFFENSE: Michael Vick ran his season turnover count to a disturbing 11 with a pair of first-half fumbles, including one at the Pittsburgh 1-line.
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July 14, 2011
JAMES HARRISON has lost his mind. In the August issue of Men's Health magazine, the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker used a lot of interesting words to describe NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, including an anti-gay slur, "crook," "devil," "stupid," "puppet" and "dictator. " "If that man was on fire and I had to piss to put him out, I wouldn't do it," Harrison told the magazine. "I hate him and will never respect him. " Gee James, tell us how you really feel. Harrison better have deep pockets.
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May 4, 2011 | Associated Press
PITTSBURGH - Rashard Mendenhall has created a stir with comments made on his official Twitter page regarding Osama bin Laden's death. The Pittsburgh Steelers running back on Monday tweeted: "What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side. . . " Mendenhall didn't hold back, even making a reference to the Sept. 11 attacks. "We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.
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May 7, 2011 | Associated Press
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Friday he met with Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf on Thursday to discuss state funding of a new football stadium and that he hoped a site would be picked soon as the list of possibilities narrowed to two. The proposed state share would be $300 million. One of the sites would be a former Army ammunition plant in suburban Arden Hills, in Ramsey County about 10 miles north of St. Paul. "We're very close to a deal," said County Commissioner Rafael Ortega.
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November 14, 2011 | Associated Press
CINCINNATI - Rashard Mendenhall ran for a pair of touchdowns on Sunday, and Pittsburgh intercepted Andy Dalton twice in the fourth quarter, holding on for a 24-17 victory over the upstart Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers (7-3) ended the Bengals' five-game winning streak with a little vintage defense, something missing so far this season. The Steelers had only two interceptions and two fumble recoveries heading into the game, a stunningly small statistic for players who pride themselves on getting the ball.
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October 3, 2011
Ben Roethlisberger can take a hit. But even a 6-foot-5, 241-pound guy has a tough time dealing with the beating he's endured this year. The quarterback left Houston in a walking boot on his left foot after he was sacked five times and hurried eight more behind Pittsburgh's injury-plagued offensive line as the Steelers lost to the Texans, 17-10. Roethlisberger hurt his foot on the second-to-last series when he was tackled from behind, but remained in the game until the end. The Steelers were without two regular starters on the offensive line.
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January 7, 2012
Looking at the San Francisco 49ers record compared to last season, it's clear they're are having an epic turnaround, but you could also look at the awards their players have been racking up. Five - count 'em, five - San Francisco 49ers made the AP All-Pro team this year. Among them is an ex-Eagle who played in 188 games, more than any other player in franchise history: David Akers. Akers, who set league records this season with 44 field goals and 166 points, received 32 votes to finish first, ahead of the Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski.
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April 23, 2008 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ray Rice was home in New Rochelle, N.Y., talking it over with his parents, when he made up his mind. Just three days after collecting a school-record 280 yards rushing in his team's 52-30 victory over Ball State in the International Bowl, the star running back was ready to tell Rutgers coach Greg Schiano that he would give up his last year of eligibility to make himself available for the NFL draft. "Ultimately, I made the decision after talking to Coach Schiano," said the 5-foot-8, 199-pound Rice, who carried Rutgers offensively as the team moved up the ranks in the Big East Conference over the last three years.
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December 13, 2012
The father of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III told USA Today that his son will start on Sunday against the Browns despite a sprained right knee. Griffin injured the knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's overtime win over the Ravens, which brought Washington's record to 7-6, one game behind both the NFC East-leading Giants and the wild-card leaders. The team has diagnosed the injury as a Grade 1, mild sprain, but coach Mike Shanahan has yet to reveal publicly whether Griffin or rookie backup Kirk Cousins will start on Sunday.
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December 13, 2012
The father of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III told USA Today that his son will start on Sunday against the Browns despite a sprained right knee. Griffin injured the knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's overtime win over the Ravens, which brought Washington's record to 7-6, one game behind both the NFC East-leading Giants and the wild-card leaders. The team has diagnosed the injury as a Grade 1, mild sprain, but coach Mike Shanahan has yet to reveal publicly whether Griffin or rookie backup Kirk Cousins will start on Sunday.
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October 9, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - For the fourth time in 5 weeks, it came down to Juan Castillo's defense. The Eagles had preserved close victories over the Browns, Ravens and Giants with valiant, late-fourth-quarter stands. And there they were again Sunday, confident they could do the same against Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. "As a defense, that's exactly what you want," safety Kurt Coleman said. "To be able to close up a game. " "Every game's been a fight this year," cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said.
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October 8, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - One of the reasons the Eagles couldn't upset the Steelers on Sunday was that their normally reliable run defense really faltered in the second half. Pittsburgh, which came into the day last in the NFL in rushing, gained 96 second-half yards on the ground. The Steelers benefited greatly from the 2012 debut of running back Rashard Mendenhall, coming back from offseason ACL surgery. Mendenhall gained 81 yards on 14 carries, and scoring Pittsburgh's only touchdown on a 13-yard screen that was ruled a lateral, and thus, a run. Mendenhall gained 61 yards on 10 carries in the second half.
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October 8, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
Here is Paul Domowitch's report card from the Eagles' loss against the Steelers. Click here to enter your grades. We will publish the results in Tuesday's Daily News. RUSHING OFFENSE:  LeSean McCoy finished with his lowest rushing total (53 yards) and second lowest yards-per-carry average (3.3) of the season. He had two runs longer than 6 yards (8, 10), but did have six rushing first downs and converted four of five short-yardage situations (2 yards or less). Grade: C-plus PASSING OFFENSE: Michael Vick ran his season turnover count to a disturbing 11 with a pair of first-half fumbles, including one at the Pittsburgh 1-line.
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October 8, 2012
  5.8 Average yards per carry for Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall.   10 The Eagles' longest rush of the day was by LeSean McCoy for 10 yards.   106 The Steelers were flagged for nine penalties for 106 yards. The Eagles had five penalties for 35 yards.   67 The Eagles were 2 for 3 in the red zone for 67 percent efficiency. The Steelers were 1 of 4 for 25 percent.   74 Over his last 16 games, Eagles tight end Brent Celek has 74 receptions for 1,062 yards and six touchdowns.
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October 8, 2012 | By Gene Collier, PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
PITTSBURGH - The Eagles had just pounded out a 17-play, fourth-quarter touchdown drive that appeared to have three main features: It covered the approximate length of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It felt as though it took longer. It threw the Steelers over an embankment that was a whole lot steeper emotionally than the one-point deficit it would illuminate on the Heinz Field scoreboard. There were still 61/2 minutes to play, but that was not so much a comfort as a threat.
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October 3, 2012 | By Ladd Biro, For The Inquirer
We got a small taste of the bye-week blues this weekend when the Steelers and Colts took their annual breaks. Next weekend, it starts hurting. Four teams - the Cowboys, Lions, Raiders and Buccaneers - have Week 5 off. Over the following six weeks, four to six teams apiece will be resting their aching bodies. Planning ahead to ensure a competitive starting lineup each week can be the difference between a postseason playoff berth and a premature end to your fantasy experience. For example, since most owners carry only one kicker and defense on their roster, this is a great time to look ahead at the schedule to see if a preemptive move is in order.
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January 7, 2012
Looking at the San Francisco 49ers record compared to last season, it's clear they're are having an epic turnaround, but you could also look at the awards their players have been racking up. Five - count 'em, five - San Francisco 49ers made the AP All-Pro team this year. Among them is an ex-Eagle who played in 188 games, more than any other player in franchise history: David Akers. Akers, who set league records this season with 44 field goals and 166 points, received 32 votes to finish first, ahead of the Raiders' Sebastian Janikowski.
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January 3, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
CLEANING out the Colts front office may be only the start of the changes in Indianapolis. Team owner Jim Irsay fired team vice chairman Bill Polian and his son, Chris, the Colts' general manager yesterday. He said there was a good chance coach Jim Caldwell will be back next season, but his evaluation was not over. He also said he must decide whether a healthy Peyton Manning and a new quarterback can coexist in the same locker room, and which veteran free agents come back next year.
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November 14, 2011 | Associated Press
CINCINNATI - Rashard Mendenhall ran for a pair of touchdowns on Sunday, and Pittsburgh intercepted Andy Dalton twice in the fourth quarter, holding on for a 24-17 victory over the upstart Cincinnati Bengals. The Steelers (7-3) ended the Bengals' five-game winning streak with a little vintage defense, something missing so far this season. The Steelers had only two interceptions and two fumble recoveries heading into the game, a stunningly small statistic for players who pride themselves on getting the ball.
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