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The Latest: Steelers score 1st in matchup of AFC unbeatens

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The Latest on Week 7 in the NFL (all times EDT):

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1:25 p.m.

Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers won the toss and used up more than nine minutes to take an early lead in the showdown of the AFC’s last two undefeated teams.

The Steelers went 75 yards in 16 plays over 9:18, and Roethlisberger hit Diontae Johnson for an 11-yard TD that put Pittsburgh ahead of Tennessee 7-0. It was the first time the Steelers scored a touchdown on their opening drive in 23 games.

Tennessee and Pittsburgh both came in 5-0 in this game rescheduled by the Titans' COVID-19 outbreak. The Titans have the NFL’s worst defense on third down, and the Steelers converted four third downs on the drive.

— Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee

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12:55 p.m.

A matchup between the AFC's last two unbeaten teams highlights the early games on Sunday's NFL slate when Tennessee hosts Pittsburgh.

There are only three undefeated teams remaining in the entire league. Seattle is the other, and the Seahawks have a tough matchup of their own Sunday night at Arizona.

The Titans are coming off an overtime win over Houston, and three of their other victories were by three points or fewer.

Pittsburgh pounded Cleveland 38-7 last weekend, but the Steelers are being tested by their schedule. They play at Baltimore next after facing Tennessee.

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