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Giants alerted NFL that Steelers used deflated balls

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says no formal complaint was filed last week by the New York Giants, who reportedly alerted the league that the Pittsburgh Steelers were using deflated footballs during their game. Fox reported Sunday that after the Giants forced two turnovers during their 24-14 loss ...

Eagles having issues on defense after strong first half

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No pass rush, poor coverage and sloppy penalties have turned a strong defense into one of the NFL’s worst in a short span. The Philadelphia Eagles (5-7) have lost three straight games by an average margin of 14.3 points per game. While the offense has reasons for ...

Steelers red-zone D looks to keep opposition out of end zone

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Once opponents get into the red zone, the Steelers take it as a challenge to keep them out of the end zone. That’s part of the reason why Pittsburgh’s defense leads the league in stops inside the 20-yard line, including four goal-line stands in the past two weeks, ...

Judge adds $5M to McQueary’s $7M verdict against Penn State

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday awarded more than $5 million to a former Penn State assistant football coach over his treatment by the university following Jerry Sandusky’s arrest on child molestation charges five years ago. Judge Thomas Gavin ruled in favor of Mike ...

Harrison sacks way to Steelers’ record

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Surrounded by his teammates in the locker room, James Harrison accepted the game ball as his eyes flooded with tears. On a special day for Pittsburgh’s pulverizing linebacker, there was something was missing and Harrison struggled to harness his ...

Win over Browns gives Steelers new life

CLEVELAND (AP) — A short bus ride into Ohio put Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers back in the fast lane. The playoffs remain a possible destination. Le’Veon Bell scored on a 1-yard touchdown run — long after time expired in the first half — and Pittsburgh’s defense recorded ...

Wilson throws, catches, leads Seahawks past Eagles 26-15

SEATTLE (AP) — Everyone knew Russell Wilson could run and pass. But catch? The Seattle Seahawks quarterback showed he can do that, too. Wilson threw for 272 yards and a touchdown, and caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Doug Baldwin as the Seahawks rolled past the Philadelphia Eagles ...

Former Eagles coach Andy Reid wanted Russell Wilson in 2012

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Russell Wilson would be playing for the Philadelphia Eagles if Andy Reid got his man in 2012. Reid planned to select Wilson in the third round of the NFL draft that year, but Seahawks general manager John Schneider beat him to it. The Eagles settled for Nick Foles 13 ...

Steelers look to cure defensive woes against Browns

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison feels the team’s current defensive woes can be cured. Adding a former first-round pick into the mix can only help. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said second-year linebacker Bud Dupree is in the plans for Sunday’s game at ...

No. 9 Penn State dealing with more injuries up front

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Earlier this season Penn State endured a rash of injuries to his its linebacker corps. Now, coach James Franklin hopes it can do the same down a handful of offensive linemen. The No. 9 Nittany Lions (8-2, 6-1 Big Ten) will have to continue their chase for the Big ...