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Former Nebraska secondary coach George Darlington says the Husker defense has improved, especially up front. "But if that one kid (safety Cam Taylor-Britt) is out, there could be problems. All in all, the defense is better, but it's still not where anybody wants it to be talentwise. There are warts at some positions. I'm not talking about effort or anything like that. They just need to be a little more talented in some places."

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Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson took a hard hit to the helmet in the fourth quarter Sunday but hung in the game to lead the Seahawks to a 30-28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road.

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Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson took a hard hit to the helmet in the fourth quarter Sunday but hung in the game to lead the Seahawks to a 30-28 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road.

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Pittsburgh outside linebacker T.J. Watt recorded his first sack of the season and recovered a fumble while turning in another strong defensive performance Sunday, but it wasn't enough as the Steelers fell short against the Seattle Seahawks in a 28-26 loss at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. 

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Pittsburgh outside linebacker T.J. Watt recorded his first sack of the season and recovered a fumble while turning in another strong defensive performance Sunday, but it wasn't enough as the Steelers fell short against the Seattle Seahawks in a 28-26 loss at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. 

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Even though Houston came away with a narrow win over Jacksonville on Sunday, defensive end J.J. Watt did not leave the field happy. 

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Even though Houston came away with a narrow win over Jacksonville on Sunday, defensive end J.J. Watt did not leave the field happy. 

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Cleveland linebacker Joe Schobert had 10 solo tackles and three assisted tackles while also forcing a fumble by New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell on Monday night in the Browns' 23-3 win over the Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. 

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Cleveland linebacker Joe Schobert had 10 solo tackles and three assisted tackles while also forcing a fumble by New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell on Monday night in the Browns' 23-3 win over the Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. 

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Jacksonville linebacker Leon Jacobs (above left) had one solo tackle and four assisted tackles, including a shared sack of Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson, on Sunday in Texans' 13-12 win over the Jaguars at NRG Stadium in Houston. 

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Jacksonville linebacker Leon Jacobs (above left) had one solo tackle and four assisted tackles, including a shared sack of Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson, on Sunday in Texans' 13-12 win over the Jaguars at NRG Stadium in Houston. 

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Philadelphia running back Corey Clement was forced out early with a shoulder injury Sunday before the Eagles fell to the Atlanta Falcons, 24-20, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. 

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Philadelphia running back Corey Clement was forced out early with a shoulder injury Sunday before the Eagles fell to the Atlanta Falcons, 24-20, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.