By The Associated Press
The Latest on Week 11 in the NFL (all times EST):
The Pittsburgh Steelers are well on their way to a 10-0 start after taking a 17-3 halftime lead over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The undefeated Steelers fell into a 3-0 hole in the first quarter but responded with 17 unanswered points in the second. Ben Roethlisberger completed 17 of 25 passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Around the league, the Ravens had a 14-10 halftime lead over the Titans. Both teams have a 6-3 record. The Saints scored a touchdown late in the second quarter to take a 10-9 lead over the Falcons. Taysom Hill, who is filling in for the injured Drew Brees, has completed 9 of 13 passes for 127 yards for New Orleans.
A fumble on a fourth-and-goal run by No. 1 pick Joe Burrow forced by No. 2 pick Chase Young gave Washington the ball at its own 20 after a lengthy review.
Burrow, the Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback, fumbled into the end zone, and replay showed Washington’s Kamren Curl didn’t possess the ball before fumbling again. Instead of a safety or a field goal attempt for the Bengals, Washington got possession up 7-0.
The Carolina Panthers have announced that P.J. Walker will make his first NFL start at quarterback today against the Detroit Lions in place of Teddy Bridgewater, who is inactive with a knee injury.
Walker, who was one of the stars of the XFL before it shut down, has thrown eight passes this season. Panthers coach Matt Rhule has a history with Walker, who played for him at Temple.
Walker gets the start over former third round draft pick Will Grier.
The Denver Broncos are playing their last home game in front of fans today when they host the Miami Dolphins.
The Broncos are allowing 5,700 fans into the game but because of a surge in COVID-19 cases, they’ll play their last three games in an empty stadium.
The coronavirus is also keeping Denver defensive end Shelby Harris sidelined for a third consecutive week and defensive coordinator Ed Donatell is missing his fourth game as he recovers from the virus that hospitalized him last week.
— Arnie Stapleton reporting from Denver.
From stars such as Cleveland’s Myles Garrett to practice squad players and coaches, many NFL teams are missing manpower because of COVID-19 protocols in Week 11.
About 20 players and coaches are expected to miss Sunday’s first batch of NFL games because they’re on the COVID-19/reserve list. The 24-year-old Garrett is the biggest name: The defensive end leads the NFL with 9 1/2 sacks but won’t be available for the team’s game against Philadelphia on Sunday.
The undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers will be without tight end Vance McDonald and rookie offensive lineman Kevin Dotson for their game against Jacksonville.
The roster juggling isn’t limited to the players on the field. Both Philadelphia and Cincinnati each won’t have three assistant coaches for Sunday’s games.
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