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Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin': Your NFL Late Games Open Thread

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There is no such thing as illegal touching when you're the Steelers' all-time receiving leader. Here's your spot to chat about the late games this week. Join us below.

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New England at Pittsburgh (CBS): On paper, this is the game of the day. The Patriots are coming off their bye and bring with them the league's best offense. The Steelers will be without perennial cheap-shot artist and derriere enthusiast Hines Ward and linebacker James Farrior. The Pats have won three of the last four against Pittsburgh and will make it four of five, no doubt. [Twitter; wtae.com]

Detroit at Denver (FOX): Your stat of the day comes courtesy of mlive.com. "Tebow" appears in this article 26 times. A forecast of his completion percentage today? A forecast of his completion percentage today. [mlive.com; ESPN]

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Washington at Buffalo (FOX): The Bills are winless at home when they are on the road in Toronto. Ryan Fitzpatrick, who's got an extra bounce in his step thanks to his fake big-money extension, looks to rectify that as they take on the Redskins today. The Skins will be without running back Tim Hightower, tight end Chris Cooley and wide receiver Santana Moss. Should be a good one. [USAToday]

Cincinnati at Seattle (CBS): Adam "Pac-man" Jones is active for this game. Cedric Benson's appeal was denied and he will serve his suspension today. The Seahawks also have players that will not play today. Maybe even some that will play. [Fox Sports Ohio; ESPN]

Cleveland at San Francisco (CBS): I was all set to write something glib here, but then I came across this relatively interesting article about the evolution of the west coast offense over the years. Another interesting tidbit: "Harbaugh found the most ideal mentor his first seven months at Stanford: Walsh, who died July 30, 2007. They would meet in Walsh's on-campus office and over breakfast in downtown Palo Alto. Harbaugh didn't just take notes, but he also recorded their sessions." [Mercury News]

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