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Section of Superdome roof catches fire

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Smoke and flames shot up the side of the Superdome's roof on Tuesday after a pressure washer being used to clean the roof of the New Orleans sports and entertainment arena caught fire.

The New Orleans Fire Department confirmed firefighters responded to flames on the building's roof shortly after 12:30 p.m. The fire appeared to be under control a short time later.

New Orleans Emergency Management Services said on Twitter that they were transporting one person to the hospital for "minor burns." Emergency officials called on people to stay away from the area.


Broncos LB Chubb needs ankle surgery

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker Bradley Chubb needs surgery to remove bone spurs from his left ankle just four months after undergoing a similar surgery on his right ankle.

Chubb said in a video posted on the team's website Tuesday that with the Broncos (2-0) in the midst of a resurgence, he's going to work hard to get back this season.


Texans going with QB Mills, Taylor to IR

HOUSTON (AP) Rookie Davis Mills will start at quarterback for the Houston Texans on Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers with Tyrod Taylor out with a hamstring injury.

Coach David Culley announced the decision Tuesday and said Taylor would be inactive. Later Tuesday the Texans placed Taylor on injured reserve which means that he must miss at least three games.


Big Ben, Watt among banged-up Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) So much for the Pittsburgh Steelers' very brief run with good health.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, outside linebackers T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith, wide receiver Diontae Johnson and cornerback Joe Haden and inside linebacker Devin Bush are among a growing list of players dealing with issues as the Steelers (1-1) prepare to host Cincinnati (1-1) on Sunday. Defensive lineman Tyson Alualu is now on injured reserve after undergoing surgery Monday on his fractured right ankle.


Browns WR Landry on IR with knee sprain

CLEVELAND (AP) For the first time in his NFL career, Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry will miss a game because of an injury.

And not just one.


Mannings' 'MNF' broadcast jumps 138%

NEW YORK (AP) The "Monday Night Football" presentation with Peyton and Eli Manning increased its viewership by 138% over last week's debut, becoming the most-watched alternate telecast in ESPN history.

ESPN and Nielsen reported that the Mannings' freewheeling telecast of the Green Bay Packers' 35-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on ESPN2 averaged 1.9 million viewers. The Week 1 overtime thriller between the Baltimore Ravens and Las Vegas Raiders averaged 800,000.


NFL international combine set for London

LONDON (AP) The NFL will stage an international combine for 50 athletes from 14 countries next month in London.

The invitational scouting showcase is mirrored after the annual NFL combine usually held in Indianapolis. The idea is to find international athletes who have the skillset and potential to play in the league. It will take place Oct. 12 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.


Falcons sign 39-year-old P Colquitt

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) After a shaky performance by Cameron Nizialek, the Atlanta Falcons signed 39-year-old punter Dustin Colquitt on Tuesday, adding the two-time Pro Bowler to their practice squad.

Colquitt spent 15 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he earned Pro Bowl honors in 2012 and 2016.


Packers defense steps up amid concerns

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers know what they have on offense with reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers leading a star-studded group that includes All-Pro receiver Davante Adams and Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones.

Defense remains much more of a question.


Lions searching for defensive base

DETROIT (AP) Two games into the season, Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell is still trying to find a foundation for his struggling defense.

After giving up 41 points in a season-opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers, the Lions allowed 35 in an 18-point loss on Monday night. Only the Atlanta Falcons (80) have allowed more points in their first two games than Detroit.

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