Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback #Ben Roethlisberger blamed himself for their 23-17 overtime loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday, saying he needs to play better for the team to win. “The quarterback needs to play better,” the quarterback said, per ESPN. Roethlisberger completed just 22 of 39 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown for a passer rating of just 82.7. In Week 2, the veteran quarterback tallied a passer rating of 104.8 after going 23-for-35 for 243 yards and two touchdowns in their 26-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings.

Despite having All-Pro wideout Antonio Brown and fellow receiver Martavis Bryant and rusher Le’Veon Bell in the lineup, the Steelers (2-1) still lost to the previously winless Bears (1-2).

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Bell carried the ball 15 times for 61 yards and a score while Antonio Brown caught 10 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown for the Steelers. The veteran quarterback said he will assess and fix his passing to get the other players involved before they face the Baltimore Ravens Sunday.

Cam Newton met with Panthers owner

Carolina Panthers team owner Jerry Richardson assured starting quarterback #Cam Newton and other select players that he will not impose any fine on player who will take action during the national anthem moving forward. When asked to describe his meeting with Richardson, Newton called it productive and a step in the right direction for the Panthers as an organization. Aside from that, the quarterback did not reveal any other detail from the meeting. He did not also mention if any of them plan to protest before their Sunday's showdown against the New England Patriots.

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Last week, Panthers players stood during the national anthem before their game against the New Orleans Saints. However, Julius Peppers remained in the locker room and took the field after the playing of the national anthem ended.

Vikings’ Sam Bradford skips practice anew

According to Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, quarterback #Sam Bradford will not practice Wednesday, calling it a rest day. Zimmer, however, assured that the Vikings are doing everything they can to get Bradford ready for their Sunday’s showdown with the Detroit Lions, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. After an impressive start against the Saints, Bradford has missed the past two weeks due to a sore knee, forcing the Vikings to start backup signal-caller Case Keenum in his place. Keenum struggled in their Week 2 loss to the Steelers but bounced back with 369 passing yards and three touchdowns in their win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.