Texans lead Steelers 10-0 in 2nd quarter

(AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night.

Blue's second career TD capped a 10-play, 94-yard drive that included an important escape on a third down inside the Houston 10. Facing a third-and-7, Fitzpatrick was surrounded by Steelers near the goal line only to escape to his right and hit Damaris Johnson for a 15-yard gain.

It was a needed confidence boost as Houston tries to end a two-game slide. Arian Foster bounced off a missed tackle by Pittsburgh linebacker Sean Spence on his way to a 33-yard sprint that set up Fitzpatrick's short toss to Blue. Foster ran for 59 yards on the drive and finished the first quarter with 73 yards rushing.

McCoy to start if Griffin isn't healthy

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Kings' Voynov banned for domestic arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

Voynov was booked and released at the Redondo Beach jail after his arrest early Monday morning at a Torrance hospital on suspicion of corporal injury to a spouse, Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe Hoffman said. The 24-year-old Russian defenseman posted $50,000 bail. (MORE)

Bills to be without RBs Spiller, Jackson

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The one-two punch in the Buffalo Bills offensive backfield just got knocked out.

Running back C.J. Spiller is out indefinitely - and could miss the rest of the season - after having surgery Monday to repair an injury to his collarbone. And co-starter Fred Jackson revealed during his weekly radio show on Buffalo's WGR that he could miss up to four weeks with a groin injury. (MORE)

Pettine not benching Hoyer for Manziel

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns coach Mike Pettine brought a shovel to work, not a sledge hammer.

While disappointed in his team's overall effort in an ugly 24-6 loss at Jacksonville on Sunday, Pettine is not planning to bench starting quarterback Brian Hoyer for rookie Johnny Manziel. (MORE)

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