The Steelers haven’t started 0-2 since the 2002 season, the first year of the AFC North. Pittsburgh ran into Tom Brady- and Rich Gannon-led offenses to begin the season and ended up on the wrong side of the score.
Thursday’s 60-second rant: Recalling the Steelers’ last 0-2 start (Pro Football Weekly)
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning looked as though nothing had changed after sitting out last season because of a neck injury. Don’t be fooled, though, says the Broncos quarterback – plenty is different.
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Manning looks the same, but he & Elway know better (The Associated Press)
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger would like to clarify something. Pittsburgh’s new ”no-huddle” offense doesn’t mean ”no rules.” Nor is it an invitation for the quarterback to turn every snap into a chance to chuck it deep.
Steelers getting up to speed on no-huddle offense (The Associated Press)
With feisty Jim Schwartz and Jim Harbaugh about to renew acquaintances, here’s a look at other contentious relationships.
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Direct Snap: Bill Belichick vs. Tony Dungy among top 10 non-player feuds in NFL history (Yahoo! Sports)
The Texas A&M football team hasn’t won a national championship since 1939, yet the school still boasts one of the most faithful student bodies in the nation, with Kyle Field being one of the loudest, most intimidating venues in the NCAA.
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Texas A&M’s All-Time Best NFL Players (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — As a defensive coordinator and head coach, Mike Nolan has just one victory in seven tries against quarterback Peyton Manning.
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Atlanta’s Mike Nolan still trying to solve Manning (The Associated Press)
Steelers linebacker working his way through knee injury.
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Harrison hopes to play against Jets (National Football Post)
The PFW staff recommends sitting Jeremy Maclin, riding Anquan Boldin and giving Randall Cobb a shot this week in the late-week WR fantasy tips.
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Week Two fantasy tips: WRs (Pro Football Weekly)
Time issues and other matters kept me from publishing 2012 Week 1 NFL picks, something that I’m sure devastated football followers from all around this great land. My first week picks were mostly a missable affair, as the New York Giants, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers all cost me wins and Week 1 bragging rights among friends who obviously know much more about picking NFL contests than do I. …
Fan Take: 2012 Week 2 NFL Picks (Yahoo! Contributor Network)