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Steelers score 3 TDs in 1:13, top Texans

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PITTSBURGH (AP) The deluge started with a desperation third-down heave, a trickle that turned into a downpour and led to another abrupt turn in the Pittsburgh Steelers' confounding season.

Good one week and lousy the next, Pittsburgh managed to be both in a 30-23 victory over the mistake-prone Houston Texans on Monday night.

Ben Roethlisberger passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play during a decisive 73-second stretch late in the first half that moved the Steelers from down 10 to an 11-point lead.

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McCoy to start if Griffin isn't healthy

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) If Robert Griffin III is completely ready, he'll start for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys next Monday night.

If he's not, Colt McCoy - rather than Kirk Cousins - will be Washington's quarterback.

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Bills to be without RBs Spiller, Jackson

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out.

Running back C.J. Spiller is out indefinitely - and could miss the rest of the season - after having surgery Monday to repair an injury to his collarbone. And co-starter Fred Jackson revealed during his weekly radio show on Buffalo's WGR that he could miss up to four weeks with a groin injury.

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Pettine not benching Hoyer for Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns coach Mike Pettine brought a shovel to work, not a sledge hammer.

While disappointed in his team's overall effort in an ugly 24-6 loss at Jacksonville on Sunday, Pettine is not planning to bench starting quarterback Brian Hoyer for rookie Johnny Manziel.

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Colts' Wayne, Richardson to have MRIs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts receiver Reggie Wayne is scheduled to have an MRI on his injured left elbow.

Coach Chuck Pagano made the announcement during a scheduled news conference Monday at the team complex. Pagano said he did not expect to have the results until at least Monday night. The Colts are off Tuesday.

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NFL creates Sportsmanship Award

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has created a Sportsmanship Award that will be voted on by the players and presented to the winner on the eve of the Super Bowl.

The award will be part of the NFL Honors show in which The Associated Press presents its major league awards, including MVP and Coach of the Year.

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Bills to sign RB Tanner

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with the discussions tells The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have agreed to sign free-agent running back Phillip Tanner.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Bills have not announced the move.

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New Jets WR Harvin says he's not perfect

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Percy Harvin has been called lots of things during his NFL career.

Talented but injury prone. Explosive on the field and combustible off. A playmaker but a troublemaker.

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Trestman says Bears aren't coming apart

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) If the Chicago Bears are coming apart as a team within the locker room, it's news to coach Marc Trestman.

An emotional postgame locker room scene following Sunday's 27-14 loss to Miami featured players yelling and wide receiver Brandon Marshall calling the 3-4 start to the season "unacceptable." That had the Bears coach on Monday calling the situation similar to what he's seen in numerous other locker room situations.

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Cowboys' Garrett shuns contract talk

IRVING, Texas (AP) Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Dallas is already watching the price go up for receiver Dez Bryant and DeMarco Murray, the first running back in NFL history to start a season with seven straight 100-yard games.

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