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Steelers Drop Openers, Lose Pouncey and Foote

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Tennessee's revamped defense sacked Ben Roethlisberger five times and the Titans shut down the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-9, holding the Steelers to just 195 yards at Heinz Field.

Chris Johnson ran for 70 clock-chewing yards. Jackie Battle bulled his way to a 3-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and Rob Bironas kicked three field goals for the Titans.

And to make matters worse, the Steelers loss starting center Maurkice Pouncey (ACL, MCL) and starting inside linebacker Larry Foote (biceps rupture) to what look like season-ending injuries.

The Steelers visit Cincinnati next Monday night.