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NFL REPORT

Titans vs. Steelers

Tennessee (2-3) at Pittsburgh (4-1) (9 p.m., Chs. 7, 11, Radio 550). The defending AFC Central champion Titans are trying to get back into the race against the Steelers, who sit atop the division thanks to the running of Jerome Bettis and their defense.

Stars

Quarterbacks

Aaron Brooks, Saints, completed 20 of 31 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions, as New Orleans rallied for a 34-31 victory over previously unbeaten St. Louis.

Mark Brunell, Jaguars, went 25 for 34 for 306 yards and two touchdowns in Jacksonville's 18-17 loss to Baltimore.

Doug Flutie, Chargers, completed 21 of 33 passes for 254 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions. He also ran 13 yards for the winning TD with 1:10 left in San Diego's 27-24 victory over Buffalo.

Running backs

Corey Dillon, Bengals, rushed for 184 yards and scored three touchdowns, including a 96-yard run on the first play from scrimmage, in Cincinnati's 31-27 victory over Detroit.

Curtis Martin, Jets, rushed for 159 yards in New York's 13-12 victory over Carolina.

Mike Alstott, Buccaneers, ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns in Tampa Bay's 41-14 rout of Minnesota.

Anthony Thomas, Bears, rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown, and his two-point conversion set up overtime as Chicago won, 37-31, over San Francisco.

Receivers

Rod Smith, Broncos, caught six passes for 159 yards and a touchdown in Denver's 31-20 victory over New England.

Joe Horn, Saints, caught eight passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns in New Orleans' victory over St. Louis.

Isaac Bruce, Rams, had seven receptions for 179 yards, including a 51-yard TD, in St. Louis' loss.

Keenan McCardell and Jimmy Smith, Jaguars, combined for 17 catches for 237 yards in Jacksonville's loss to Baltimore.

Kickers

John Carney, Saints, kicked five field goals, including the game-winner with one second left in New Orleans' victory over St. Louis.

Defense

Mike Brown, Bears, intercepted a pass and returned it 33 yards for the winning touchdown in overtime, giving Chicago a victory over San Francisco.

Injuries

RB Emmitt Smith sprained a ligament in his right knee in Dallas' 17-3 victory over Arizona after rushing for 83 yards. . . . Bears QB Jim Miller bruised his left hip and was removed from the overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers. . . . WR Keyshawn Johnson sat out the second half of Tampa Bay's victory over Minnesota because of a right knee bruise.

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