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Week 9: Offenses find a way

Despite recent rash of injuries at receiver, scoring rises; Steelers, Ravens flop

Originally Published: November 3, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Even though receivers have been wiped out at a scary rate in recent weeks, the scoring didn't suffer in Week 9.

Teams averaged 51.7 points a game Sunday. The league average entering the week was 46.2. Still, it was a little surprising seeing an increase in scoring after Sidney Rice, Travis Benjamin, Brandon Gibson, Reggie Wayne and Mike Williams of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were lost for the season. Miles Austin, Marques Colston and other receivers were inactive Sunday.

It was a Sunday ...

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