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Sunday, December 21, 2008
Steelers banged up early

By James Walker

Posted by's James Walker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In an effort to clinch a No. 1 seed, the Pittsburgh Steelers are getting banged up in Sunday's high-profile game against the Tennessee Titans.

Both linebacker James Harrison and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered scares in the first quarter. Harrison hurt his hip diving for a tackle in the first quarter, while Roethlisberger was groggy after a big hit and fumble on a quarterback sneak.

Both players have since returned to the game, but it was a scary series of events for Pittsburgh nonetheless.

The Titans are leading, 10-7, in the second quarter.