First Call: Steelers' bad week got worse Sunday; plan for 17-game NFL season leaked

After a beatdown in Cleveland Thursday night, the bad week for the Steelers (5-5) continued through Sunday based on what happened across the AFC. Those holding out hope that the Steelers could track down the Ravens atop the AFC North were dealt a severe blow as Baltimore wrecked the Houston Texans 41-7 in what was billed as the game of the day. Lamar Jackson threw for four touchdowns for the Ravens. They improve to 8-2. That's a three-game lead on the Steelers with six to play and a head-to-head win in hand. Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders won, too. Maxx Crosby had four sacks en route to a 17-10 win over the Bengals. That win improves Oakland's record to 6-4 and puts them a game in front of the

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