The Pittsburgh Steelers were beaten Sunday at their own game by their old offensive coordinator and might-have-been head coach. Rookie Steve Breaston returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown and the Arizona Cardinals’ defense shut down Pittsburgh’s high-scoring offense most of the day to hand the Steelers their first loss, 21-14.
The Detroit Lions did it all in a record-breaking fourth quarter, scoring on the ground, through the air on defense and special teams. The new-look win took the place of a here-we-go again loss for a team that used to be the NFL’s laughingstock. “Luck is turning our way,” Roy Williams said after Detroit beat
Picked on for years, the Cleveland Browns finally gave a black eye to one of the NFL’s biggest bullies. Derek Anderson threw two touchdown passes, Jamal Lewis ran for one against his former team and the Browns, considered the 98-pound weaklings of the rugged AFC North, surprised the Baltimore Ravens 27-13 Sunday.
Jake Delhomme was the Carolina Panthers’ third quarterback for Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay due to a strained right elbow, giving backup David Carr his first start with his new team. Delhomme was injured a week ago against Atlanta and hasn’t practiced since, although as the No. 3 QB, he was dressed for the game.
A New York Jets season-ticket holder filed a class-action lawsuit Friday against the New England Patriots and coach Bill Belichick for “deceiving customers.” The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Newark, N.J., by Carl Mayer of Princeton Township, N.J., stems from the Patriots being caught illegally videotaping signals from Jets coaches in New England’s
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has been ruled out of Sunday’s game at Arizona because of a sprained right knee. Ward, a four-time Pro Bowl receiver, has missed only three games to injury in his 10-season NFL career. He sat out two games last December because of a hyperextended knee, and missed a 2005
Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme walked off the field Friday after missing his third straight day of practice with a strained right elbow, stopped in front of a group of reporters, and answered the question before it was asked. “I don’t know,” Delhomme said of whether he’ll play Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Denver Broncos offensive guard Ben Hamilton was placed on injured reserve Saturday with lingering post-concussion symptoms. The Broncos also released wide receiver Brian Clark. They filled the roster spots by promoting wide receiver Glenn Martinez and safety Steve Cargile from their practice squad. Hamilton is a seven-year veteran who has missed all three of Denver’s
The Chicago Bears will wait until game time Sunday against the Detroit Lions to decide on the status for a handful of injured defensive starters. Tackle Tommie Harris, linebacker Lance Briggs and cornerback Charles Tillman were listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report. Harris sprained a knee, Briggs pulled a hamstring and Tillman sprained an
Oakland Raiders quarterback Josh McCown will miss Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins with a broken toe on his left foot, giving Daunte Culpepper the start against his former team. McCown has not practiced all week but coach Lane Kiffin waited until Friday to officially declare that he would not be able to play Sunday.
Vernand Morency is eager to make his belated season debut at running back Sunday for the Green Bay Packers. “I’m just glad that Vernand feels good,” coach Mike McCarthy said after practice Friday. Morency’s return from a knee injury that sidelined him for the preseason and first three regular-season games could help the league’s worst
Minnesota quarterback Tarvaris Jackson’s groin is still sore, meaning Kelly Holcomb will get his second straight start when the Vikings play the Packers on Sunday. Jackson was limited in practice all week with an injury that kept him out of last week’s loss to Kansas City, and the second-year player was the only Viking listed