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Tuesday NFL preview: Steelers, 49ers, Redskins need key players to return -- quickly

NFL Nation previews what to watch for around the league Tuesday, including updates on the recoveries of QB Ben Roethlisberger, TE Vernon Davis and TE Jordan Reed.

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Chargers TE Gates is 9th to reach 100 TD catches

Chargers tight end Antonio Gates became the ninth player in NFL history to catch 100 touchdowns with a 12-yard reception in the first quarter of Monday's 24-20 loss to the Steelers.

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Twitter suspends accounts after NFL complaints

Twitter accounts for the websites Deadspin and SB Nation were suspended by the social media platform Monday night, after the NFL filed notices related to use of copyrighted video highlights.

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Who's up, who's down after Week 5

Among the players trending up: QB Josh McCown, who led the Browns to a win. Lions QB Matthew Stafford and Falcons QB Matt Ryan, on the other hand, struggled Sunday.

Expect Jamaal Charles to have full recovery (1:00)
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Game balls: Who starred in Week 5

Bears QB Jay Cutler, Bengals QB Andy Dalton and Bucs RB Doug Martin lead our look at Sunday's top performers.


Bell scores TD, wins game as time expires

With 5 seconds left on the clock, Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell took the direct snap, seemed stopped, but with a second effort, he extended the ball over the goal line for the game-winning TD with the clock at 0s.


Vick on winning drive: 'It's how you finish'

Steelers QB Michael Vick tells us what was going through his mind before Le'Veon Bell's game-winning, 1-yard TD to give his team the 24-20 win vs. the Chargers.


Ranking the NFL's six unbeaten teams

The biggest decision comes at No. 1, where there's a close call between the Packers and Patriots. The superb 6 (Insider)

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Is Andy Dalton the NFL MVP so far?

Andy Dalton's red-hot start has propelled the Bengals to a 5-0 start, but whether he has a case as the MVP so far is a question answered by our NFL Live team.


Carroll optimistic on Lynch (hamstring)

Pete Carroll is optimistic that Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will return this week, although he stopped short of making any guarantees. "Supposed to be back," Carroll said. "He had a good workout today, and he should be on track for Thursday." Lynch (hamstring) missed back-to-back games for the first time since joining the Seahawks.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

More than half Michael Vick's passing yards came in the fourth quarter (116 of 203). "Fourth quarter, we were just throwing everything out there that they had in the book."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Le'Veon Bell: "I wanted to end the game right there, and I'm glad I did."

Bell's TD as time expires lifts Steelers

Antonio Gates returned to score two TDs, including the 100th of his career, but Le'Veon Bell's score in the final seconds pushed the Steelers to a 24-20 win over the Chargers.


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NFL declining immediate comment on the 4th quarter clock error at Qualcomm. About 18 seconds ran off clock after touchback. Steelers got ball at 2:38 when should have been 2:56.

Falcons not sure Jones can go Thursday

The Falcons are uncertain whether WR Julio Jones will play Thursday night because of a hamstring injury, a league source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter. Jones did not practice today.


Bell scores TD, wins game as time expires

With 5 seconds left on the clock, Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell took the direct snap, ran left and thanks to a second effort, he extended the ball over the goal line for the go-ahead TD as time expired, winning the game for Pittsburgh 24-20.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

Wow, where has that been all game? Michael Vick on play action hits Markus Wheaton for a 72-yard touchdown. Tied at 17 with 7:42 to go.

Steelers answer TD, tie game vs. Chargers

Well that didn't take long. On the first play of the drive, Pittsburgh QB Michael Vick hit WR Markus Wheaton for a 72-yard bomb to tie the Chargers at 17 midway through the 4th quarter on ESPN.


Gates catches 2nd TD, Chargers take lead

Philip Rivers found TE Antonio Gates in the corner of the end zone for the second time tonight, giving San Diego a 17-10 lead midway through the 4th quarter on ESPN.

Schefter: Teams are interested in Payton

ESPN's Adam Schefter says that despite Saints coach Sean Payton having 2 years left on his deal, multiple teams will inquire about him this season.


Jeremy Fowler ESPN Senior NFL Writer 

If Steelers hold on, that 70-yard Antwon Blake interception for touchdown will be catalyst for positively tilting a fading Steelers early-season stretch.