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PITTSBURGH, Pa. Cheap Running Shoes Online . - Brett Keisels locker at Heinz Field was already empty when his Pittsburgh Steelers teammates filed in following a 35-32 loss to New Orleans on Sunday.Theres no telling when, or if, the veteran defensive end will find his No. 99 jersey hanging in it again.The Steelers placed the 36-year-old on season-ending injured reserve Monday, about 24 hours after Keisel tore his triceps in the third quarter.Pittsburgh signed well-travelled Clifton Geathers to take Keisels spot on the 53-man roster, but Keisels departure leaves an emotional void that will be difficult for his enigmatic team to fill heading into a pressure-packed December.He gives leadership, cornerback William Gay said. Hes a guy that you know is going to fight to the end. He gave it everything he had. We want to fight for all individuals, but a guy that represents the Steelers, thats Brett Keisel. We have to keep fighting and we have to keep fighting for him.Keisel angrily paced the sideline after walking off the field in obvious pain. He waved off longtime trainer John Norwig and spent several minutes by himself before hugging a handful of teammates and disappearing down the tunnel, perhaps for good.The 13-year veteran had 17 tackles and a sack in 12 games following an abrupt return in August. The Steelers initially opted not to re-sign Keisel when his contract expired after the 2013 season, but reached out when they couldnt find anyone to play opposite Cam Heyward.Keisels steadying presence provided some semblance of stability during an uneven year. Pittsburgh fell to 7-5 after losing to the Saints, its third loss this season to a team at least three games under-.500 at the time. He remained a force despite his age and nearly sacked Drew Brees in the first quarter of what could be the final game of his career.It almost makes you want to cry when you lose a guy like that because hes a leader and so instrumental to what we do here, safety Mike Mitchell said. Weve got to rally around everyone else who is healthy.Its a group that now includes Geathers. Pittsburgh is Geathers sixth stop in five seasons. He had four tackles in six games with Washington earlier this year and now finds himself part of a unit that is struggling to create any kind of consistent pressure on the quarterback.Pittsburgh only got to Brees once on Sunday and failed to produce a turnover while Brees tossed five touchdown passes. New Orleans led by 19 points in the fourth quarter before a pair of late scores made the result look respectable.Not exactly the kind of performance the Steelers (7-5) anticipated coming off a bye week with a pivotal road game looming at first-place Cincinnati (8-3-1) on Sunday.Now they must find a way to press on without one of the most respected and popular players on a roster with only a handful of holdovers from the franchises most recent Super Bowl victory.Were in control of what happens from here on out, Mitchell said. Weve got to all rally together. Weve got to get better. Its not so much talking about it. Now weve got to go do it.On both sides of the ball. While Pittsburghs defence couldnt contain Brees, the offence kicked field goals when only touchdowns would do. Four drives stalled inside the New Orleans 35.That hadnt been an issue during a stretch where the Steelers went 4-1 to climb into the thick of the post-season chase.It reappeared against the NFLs 27th-ranked defence even on a day running back LeVeon Bell became just the sixth player in league history to go over 150 yards receiving and 75 yards rushing in the same game.Youve got to score points, Bell said. We didnt do that in the third and fourth quarter.Not when it mattered. The Steelers dominated the first 20 minutes, but couldnt finish drives in the end zone. The Saints steadied themselves in the second quarter and reeled off five touchdowns in a span of six possessions.While the Steelers are tired of explaining away poor performances, they have been resilient. They were waxed in Cleveland in early October and responded with three straight resounding wins. Do it again on Sunday against the Bengals and theyre right back in it.We cant look around us, linebacker Jason Worilds said. 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Discount Running Shoes Uk .com) - Markus Granlund scored the game-winning goal as the Calgary Flames used an early offensive flurry to defeat the Los Angeles Kings, 2-1, on Monday. http://www.cheaprunningshoesuk.com/ .Y. - Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics 114-98 Friday night.Every NFL season offers much to marvel at or laugh about, and plenty of chances to shake our heads in befuddled wonderment.That final description certainly fits the mind-numbing off-field news that plagued the league this year, beginning in the preseason with the Ray Rice case. For anyone who hasnt had enough of that stuff, look elsewhere.These offbeat awards will recognize the good, bad and ugly on the field.BEST GAME: Green Bay 26, New England 21, in a possible Super Bowl preview. Aaron Rodgers outdueled Tom Brady, although the difference might have been the Packers defence. On the Patriots final series, rookie safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix blanketed Rob Gronkowski on a deep pass on second down. Brady was sacked on third down, Stephen Gostkowski missed a 47-yard field goal, and the host Packers ran out the clock.Runner-up: San Diego 38, San Francisco 35. In Week 16, the Chargers rallied from a 21-point hole in the second half. Philip Rivers hit Malcom Floyd for an 11-yard TD to tie it, and Nick Novak kicked a 40-yard field goal in overtime after a Niners fumble.WORST GAME: Atlanta 56, Tampa Bay 14. A nationally televised Thursday night debacle in September, the worst performance by the Buccaneers, which is saying something considering they are 2-13 now. The Falcons led 35-0 before the Buccaneers picked up a first down. Atlantas offensive starters left after Steven Jacksons 3-yard touchdown run made it 49-0 before the midway point of the third quarter.Runner-up: Jets 16, Titans 11. The only such final score in NFL history. Hopefully the action from this game will quickly be forgotten.BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR: It didnt win the game, and wound up being not particularly impactful in the grand scheme for his team. Yet Odell Beckham Jr.s phenomenal three-fingered touchdown catch while falling backward into the end zone against Dallas cant be topped.When Im standing on the sidelines, Im rooting for him all the way, coach Tom Coughlin said. When I get to Monday, sometimes I run it back an extra time.Runners-up: This one did win a game. Vikings rookie LB Anthony Barr chased down Bucs TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, stripped the ball and took it 27 yards for a touchdown in overtime and a 19-13 victory.And Beast Mode 2, Marshawn Lynchs sensational 79-yard touchdown run for Seattle against Arizona in Week 16.WORST PLAY OF THE YEAR: Figures it would be the Raiders. WR James Jones fumbled twice on one play vs. Houston. He lost the ball, picked it up and started running again, only to be stripped a second time and the Texans recovered.Runner-up: A tie between Chicago DE LaMarr Houston and Detroit LB Stephen Tulloch. Each tore an ACL on sack celebrations.BIGGEST SURPRISE (PLAYER): The Ravens were in a dire situation after Rices suspension andd injuries/mediocre play by his replacement, Bernard Pierce. Clearance Running Shoes Uk. In stepped a true journeyman, Justin Forsett, and hes been magical, juicing up the Baltimore offence with a combination of the steady and the spectacular.Runner-up: Detroit safety Glover Quin, like Forsett a former Texan, and like Forsett, a journeyman who has found a home, solidifying the Lions secondary.BIGGEST SURPRISE (TEAM): Only because they were expected to head directly south from their recent string of 8-8 finishes, it has to be the Cowboys. Rather than plummet despite an undertalented defence and questionable coaching, Dallas has surged to the NFC East title, possibly a first-round playoff bye.Runner-up: Buffalo. No, the Bills wont snap their league-high streak of non-playoff seasons, now at 15. But they wont have a losing record, either, and made their future look brighter for once.BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT (PLAYER): Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, although we very much want to give him some slack. Griffin still doesnt appear fully recovered from his knee woes, and other injuries have slowed him. That said, RG3 struggles with too many fundamentals, including footwork — odd for a guy with Olympic running skills.Runner-up: Saints safety Jairus Byrd, their top off-season signing, had no interceptions through four games and then went on injured reserve (knee).BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT (TEAM): Da Bears. Dysfunctional as they come, the Bears were the fashionable pick as a rising team this season. Instead, they flopped so badly a total housecleaning could be in order.Runner-up: San Francisco, which because of front-office discord is about to lose the best coach it has had since Bill Walsh.BEST PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER (TV): Mike Tirico, ESPN. We should just rename this award for the top, by far, play-by-play guy on TV, regardless of the sport. Tirico especially shines on the NFL, where his understanding of the game and, especially, its nuances and rules — from the obvious to the obscure — serves the viewer. So does his brutal honesty, something rare among NFL broadcasters.Runner-up: Kevin Harlan, CBS. Also give a listen to him on Westwood Ones radiocasts of national games. Hes so descriptive you feel as if you are in the stadium.BEST ANALYST (TV): Rich Gannon, CBS. Want to know how and why something happened? Gannon provides it.Who messed up and who performed above and beyond? Gannon provides it.Some humour? That, too.And he works Sunday games with Harlan — a duo worthy of being the networks top team.Runner-up: Now that both of them are willing to criticize when its called for, Jon Gruden (ESPN) and Troy Aikman (Fox) deserve recognition for their strong work.___Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '
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