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ROETHLISBERGER (FOOT) LIKELY out for a few WEEKS

PITTSBURGH — Big Ben is back on the injury list.

Making his second start since returning from a knee injury, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger injured his left foot midway through the fourth quarter of Sunday's 38-35 win against Oakland.

Roethlisberger will miss a few weeks with a mid-foot sprain, ESPN reported.

He missed four games after he sprained his left knee in Week 3. Sunday, Roethlisberger was hurt on a sack by Raiders LB Aldon Smith and stayed on the ground for several minutes.

Roethlisberger passed for 334 yards with two touchdowns and vaulted Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas and Joe Montana into 13th on the NFL list for career yards passing at 40,565.

More Steelers: According to the league, they became the first team to have one player with 300 yards from scrimmage and another player with 200 in a game. WR Antonio Brown had 306 total yards (284 receiving, 22 rushing) and RB DeAngelo Williams had 225 (170 rushing, 55 receiving).

Broncos: LB DeMarcus Ware left in the third quarter with a back injury.

Colts: Pro Bowl S Mike Adams (ankle) and DT Henry Anderson (sprained right knee) left injured.

Eagles: WR Nelson Agholor, out of Berkeley Prep, missed his third straight game with an ankle injury.

49ers: Blaine Gabbert ended a 10-game losing streak as a starting quarterback since beating Indianapolis on Sept. 23, 2012. He is now 6-22.

Jets: QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said surgery on the torn ligament in his left (non-throwing) is still "up in the air" but acknowledged that, with New York facing the Bills on Thursday, surgery on Friday is possible. "Yes," Fitzpatrick said. "I have to get surgery at some point."

Panthers: Can Newton had his 38th career rushing score in the first half, tying Kordell Stewart for second among quarterbacks. Only Steve Young (43) has more.

Patriots: They have tied a league record by scoring in 31 straight quarters — every one this season except the first quarter of the first game. … OT Sebastian Vollmer and RB Dion Lewis (knee) left injured.

Rams: Todd Gurley's streak of games with at least 125 yards rushing ended at four. The rookie had 89 yards and a touchdown on 24 attempts.

Number of the day

3 Number of teams at 8-0, a first in NFL history. The Bengals got to the halfway point of the season unbeaten on Thursday; the Patriots and Panthers joined them with victories on Sunday.

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