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News, notes and happenings regarding players throughout the NFL after Sunday's games:

556 Feely, Jay (New York Giants) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- PK Jay Feely stood in front of a crowd of reporters and accepted full blame for the loss against Seattle. "I got up in the locker room and said I was sorry, that I let the guys down," he said. "There were two good opportunities (for field goals) and one I could have made (the 54-yarder). There will be no pouting, just me coming back next week and working hard." Feely missed a 40-yarder at the end of regulation, then missed from 54 and 45 in overtime. 605 Franks, Bubba (Green Bay Packers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Bubba Franks was taken off the field Sunday on a stretcher and transported to a Philadelphia hospital, where he was kept overnight for observation. Franks, a three-time Pro Bowl player, sustained a blow to the neck when safety Brian Dawkins broke up a pass early in the second quarter. Coach Mike Sherman said after the game that Franks had movement in all of his extremities but was experiencing tingling his shoulders and numbness in his hands. The initial prognosis for recovery was good. 1553 Robinson, Marcus (Minnesota Vikings) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Marcus Robinson caught touchdown passes of 15, 15 and 2 yards in the win over Cleveland. The three touchdown receptions -- Robinson's only three catches of the day -- gave him one more than he had coming into the game. It also makes him the third Vikings player to catch three passes for three touchdowns, joining Randy Moss (1998 vs. Dallas) and Charley Ferguson (1962 vs. Chicago). 53835 Fitzpatrick, Ryan (St. Louis Rams) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Ryan Fitzpatrick might be the team's starter this week when the Rams host the Redskins. The rookie seventh-round pick from Harvard, who won the team's third-string job in training camp, came off the bench Sunday to replace an injured Jamie Martin and led the Rams to an improbable 33-27 overtime win over the Houston Texans. Fitzpatrick completed 19 of 30 passes for 310 yards, with three touchdown tosses and one interception. He also ran for 23 yards on three carries. 1157 Martin, Curtis (New York Jets) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Curtis Martin had 91 yards on 24 carries against New Orleans. He became the fourth player in NFL history to rush for 14,000 or more yards in a career, joining Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton and Barry Sanders. Martin also had his 3,500th carry. Smith and Payton are the only players with more rushing attempts. 451 Demps, Will (Baltimore Ravens) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- S Will Demps is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL in his left knee. He is expected to be replaced by B.J. Ward, an undrafted rookie. 1079 Leftwich, Byron (Jacksonville Jaguars) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Byron Leftwich suffered a cracked bone in his ankle against Arizona. The injury will sideline him at least a month and probably for the season. 1855 Tomlinson, LaDainian (San Diego Chargers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB LaDainian Tomlinson scored the game-winner against Washington on a 41-yard run. It was his third touchdown of the game and gave him 184 yards rushing on the day. 934 Johnson, Al (Dallas Cowboys) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- C Al Johnson underwent arthroscopic surgery to clean up loose cartilage in his knee. He could be back for the Giants game on Dec. 4. If he can't go, look for Andre Gurode to start in his place. 1989 Westbrook, Brian (Philadelphia Eagles) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Brian Westbrook notched just the third 100-yard rushing performance of his career, punching out 117 yards on a season-high 21 carries against Green Bay. Westbrook doesn't seem to be having any durability problems. He had a season-high 27 touches against Green Bay and has 90 in the last four games. 719 Griffin, Cornelius (Washington Redskins) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Cornelius Griffin, who said Friday that he would miss a fourth straight game with a strained hip flexor, not only played -- and ended an early San Diego series by batting down Drew Brees' third-down throw -- but he played most of the second half after DT Joe Salave'a was hurt. 1360 Ogunleye, Adewale (Chicago Bears) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Wale Ogunleye had two sacks at Tampa Bay, giving him five in the past two games and a team-best nine for the season. 1916 Wade, Bobby (Chicago Bears) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- PR Bobby Wade was replaced as the punt returner after his ninth fumble of the season, which was recovered by the Bears on Sunday. Rashied Davis took over the punt returning duties. 769 Harrington, Joey (Detroit Lions) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Joey Harrington got the scapegoat treatment in the second quarter of the Lions' 27-7 loss to Atlanta. Harrington was benched after completing six of 13 passes for 61 yards. He had at least two balls dropped and was intercepted when WR Roy Williams fell down getting into his route. 53883 Gado, Sam (Green Bay Packers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Samkon Gado rushed for 111 yards -- a season high for the team -- although he didn't start the game at Philadelphia. Sherman went with Tony Fisher in the lead role for the opening series, then called on Gado, who started the previous two games. The undrafted rookie had been benched after fumbling for the third time in two games during the third quarter of the 20-17 loss to Minnesota on Nov. 21. All three of those fumbles were recovered by the Packers. On Sunday, though, Gado put the ball on the ground at the end of a pass play late in the third quarter, resulting in a takeaway for the Eagles. Gado was back on the field for the next Packers possession. 1653 Sharper, Darren (Minnesota Vikings) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FS Darren Sharper, who missed two games this season because of injury, has returned seven interceptions for a team-record 265 yards this season. That breaks cornerback Jimmy Hitchcock's mark of 242 yards in 1998, when he returned three interceptions for touchdowns. 595 Foster, DeShaun (Carolina Panthers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB DeShaun Foster got the bulk of the carries for the Panthers at Buffalo, rushing 23 times for 77 yards. Stephen Davis got six carries for 22 yards. 3756 Bryant, Matt (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- PK Matt Bryant suffered a hamstring strain on the opening kickoff against Chicago but said it did not affect his miss of a game-tying 29-yard field goal. 1488 Rackers, Neil (Arizona Cardinals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Neil Rackers is no longer perfect. His 32nd field-goal attempt of the season, Sunday against Jacksonville, went wide left. It was his first miss this season, ending his streak of 31 straight. The wind was swirling, but Rackers didn't make excuses. "It was me. I missed the kick. I pulled it a little bit," he said. 5596 Martin, Jamie (St. Louis Rams) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Jamie Martin left the game in the second quarter with what was first said to be a concussion, but later explained as blurred vision. Martin went to a Houston hospital, but he returned and flew back to St. Louis with the team. 1375 Pace, Orlando (St. Louis Rams) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Orlando Pace, who missed practice for two days with a hamstring injury, started Sunday against Houston but didn't play in the second half after aggravating the injury in addition to hurting his hip compensating for the injury. 54970 Smith, Alex (San Francisco 49ers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Alex Smith might be back in the starting lineup Sunday as the 49ers try to give him some valuable experience late in the season. 25 Alexander, Shaun (Seattle Seahawks) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Shaun Alexander carried 31 times for 110 yards and a touchdown Sunday. The Giants bottled up Alexander for most of the game, but they couldn't stop him during a 13-play, 80-yard touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter. Alexander carried four times for 40 yards on the drive. His 4-yard scoring run gave Seattle a 21-13 lead with 4:33 remaining. 221 Brown, Josh (Seattle Seahawks) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Josh Brown's 36-yard FG in overtime lifted Seattle to a 24-21 victory over the Giants. Brown's late heroics also lifted Seattle over Dallas in another critical NFC game earlier in the season. He has more than atoned for a 47-yard miss as regulation expired during an eventual overtime loss at Washington. 1122 Losman, J.P. (Buffalo Bills) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB J.P. Losman threw for a season-best 191 yards in Sunday's loss to Carolina. Despite his game-sealing interception with 41 seconds left, Losman impressed the coaching staff with his poise and will remain the starter for the rest of the season. 1838 Thomas, Zach (Miami Dolphins) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- MLB Zach Thomas missed his first start of the season at Oakland because of shoulder and ankle injuries. Thomas is optimistic about trying to play Sunday at Buffalo. 465 Dillon, Corey (New England Patriots) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Corey Dillon missed his second consecutive week with a right calf injury. Dillon has now missed all or parts of six games this season to injury and has just 126 carries for 441 yards (3.5 average) with seven touchdowns. 189 Brady, Tom (New England Patriots) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Tom Brady tied a career high with four interceptions in the loss to the Chiefs, three of which were recorded by S Greg Wesley. It was Brady's fourth four-interception game of his six-year career. 54629 Nugent, Mike (New York Jets) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Mike Nugent connected on a career-high four field goals against New Orleans, from 29, 45, 41 and 38 yards. However, the rookie was short on a 53-yard attempt that would have put the Jets ahead in the closing seconds. 169 Boller, Kyle (Baltimore Ravens) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Kyle Boller was a miserable 4-for-15 for 37 yards and two interceptions as the Bengals built a 34-0 lead. In the final 21 minutes, Boller was 14-for-17 for 174 yards and three touchdowns. The late rally was enough to convince coach Brian Billick to stick with Boller as his starter. 1100 Lewis, Jamal (Baltimore Ravens) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Jamal Lewis had his first 100-yard game of the season. He gained 113 yards on 23 carries against Cincinnati, an increased workload because of the foot injury to Chester Taylor. 867 Houshmandzadeh, T.J. (Cincinnati Bengals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh had 147 receiving yards on nine catches against Baltimore. One was good for a 30-yard touchdown. His top two career games are against the Ravens, the 147 Sunday and 171 last year at Baltimore. 1745 Staley, Duce (Pittsburgh Steelers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Duce Staley is taking on a new role with Pittsburgh, that of third-down back. With Willie Parker the starter at halfback and Jerome Bettis the backup, it's the one way for the Steelers to get him on the field. He caught a lot of passes in Philadelphia, but that wasn't the question -- they weren't sure if he could handle the blocking part, picking up the blitz. Verron Haynes does that well. But they worked with Staley in practice on it for two weeks leading up to their game against the Colts on Monday night. 935 Johnson, Andre (Houston Texans) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Andre Johnson finished with 159 yards against St. Louis -- his most prolific day since his career-best 170-yard outing against the Vikings last October. 641 Garrard, David (Jacksonville Jaguars) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB David Garrard, who had a 59.0 quarterback rating against Arizona, probably will be the starter for the rest of the year. Garrard is noted more for his running than passing. He ran for 61 yards and passed for 115 yards against Arizona. 1807 Taylor, Fred (Jacksonville Jaguars) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Fred Taylor sat out the Arizona game with an ankle injury. His condition will be updated Wednesday. 1226 McNair, Steve (Tennessee Titans) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Steve McNair threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns in his best game of the season in the Titans' win over San Francisco. He appeared to aggravate his troublesome back, but he played through it. 54230 Jones, Brandon (Tennessee Titans) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Brandon Jones fell to the turf with a knee injury on a play just before the half, leading to a 61-yard interception return for a touchdown by the 49ers' Shawntae Spencer. The Titans said X-rays were negative, and coach Jeff Fisher said Jones will be evaluated on Monday. 712 Green, Trent (Kansas City Chiefs) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Trent Green had his best day of the season in amassing a 127.6 quarterback rating on 19-of-26 accuracy for 323 yards and one touchdown against New England. He wasn't intercepted. 1988 Wesley, Greg (Kansas City Chiefs) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FS Greg Wesley jokingly told teammates before the New England game that he would have a three-interception game, which he did. The last time he had such a game, he also forecast it before a 2002 game in Miami. 1017 Kelly, Tommy (Oakland Raiders) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Tommy Kelly played much of the Miami game inside at tackle and probably will continue to do so the remainder of the season after Warren Sapp was placed on injured reserve with a torn rotator cuff. Kelly also got in a sideline argument with teammate Ted Washington during the game. 646 Gates, Antonio (San Diego Chargers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Antonio Gates, who sprained his right foot Nov. 20, played against the Redskins but was far from his All-Pro form. He had the key catch in overtime, but only after he had dropped three passes. 727 Gurode, Andre (Dallas Cowboys) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- C Andre Gurode could start if Al Johnson (knee) isn't ready to play Sunday. 1472 Price, Marcus (Dallas Cowboys) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- T Marcus Price was signed to a one-year contract on Friday. He replaces Ethan Brooks, who was released. 209 Brooks, Ethan (Dallas Cowboys) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- T Ethan Brooks was released Friday. 1146 Manning, Eli (New York Giants) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Eli Manning completed 29 of 53 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns but was intercepted once in the loss to Seattle. 93 Barber, Tiki (New York Giants) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Tiki Barber ran 26 times for 151 yards against Seattle (and surpassed 1,000 for the season with 1,118). 4197 DeLoatch, Curtis (New York Giants) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RCB Curtis Deloatch, who played badly the previous week and then fell victim to a turf burn infection, was taken out of the starting lineup for rookie Corey Webster. But he did play against Seattle on nickel and dime formations. 263 Burress, Plaxico (New York Giants) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Plaxico Burress walked to PK Jay Feely as the game ended and put his arm around him. "We win as a team and we lose as a team," he said. "It is not one person's fault." 823 Hicks, Artis (Philadelphia Eagles) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LG Artis Hicks didn't play against Green Bay because of a knee injury. He was replaced by Adrien Clarke. Hicks should be ready for this week's game against Seattle, though Clarke is playing well. 684 Gordon, Lamar (Philadelphia Eagles) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Lamar Gordon left the Green Bay game in the third quarter with a concussion and didn't return. Gordon had just 10 yards on three carries before getting hurt. 1503 Rayburn, Sam (Philadelphia Eagles) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Sam Rayburn injured his shoulder against Green Bay and will have an MRI on Monday. He returned to the game and played. 54074 Herremans, Todd (Philadelphia Eagles) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Todd Herremans, who got his first NFL start Sunday against Green Bay, held his own against Packers DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila. The Eagles rushed for 180 yards, much of it to Herremans' side. 1590 Salave'a, Joe (Washington Redskins) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Joe Salave'a re-injured his left foot in the third quarter. Salave'a didn't return and will have another MRI on Monday. He has been limited by the ailing foot since he first hurt it on Oct. 16 at Kansas City. 294 Cartwright, Rock (Washington Redskins) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Rock Cartwright ran for a 13-yard TD on his only carry against San Diego. It was the backup's second score in 15 attempts this year. 327 Clark, Ryan (Washington Redskins) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- SS Ryan Clark shared a sack Sunday with LB Marcus Washington, just the second sack of Clark's four seasons. 546 Farris, Jimmy (Washington Redskins) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Jimmy Farris, cut after training camp and re-signed on Monday to replace the injured David Patten, had an early 18-yard grab against San Diego for his first catch since 2003 when he was with Atlanta. 213 Brown, Alex (Chicago Bears) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Alex Brown had two sacks at Tampa Bay, giving him four in the past two weeks and five for the season. He also batted down four passes Sunday and forced a fumble that was recovered by the Bears at the Bucs 1-yard line. 987 Jones, Thomas (Chicago Bears) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Thomas Jones, whose longest reception of the season had been 15 yards, went 41 yards with a screen pass to set up a key field goal at Tampa Bay. Jones also had 72 yards on 25 carries. 1302 Muhammad, Muhsin (Chicago Bears) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Muhsin Muhammad had four receptions at Tampa Bay, but they totaled just 38 yards. 53694 Davis, Rashied (Chicago Bears) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Rashied Davis replaced Bobby Wade as the Bears' punt returner after Wade's ninth fumble of the season, which was recovered by the Bears. Davis had 10 yards on two returns and also returned three kickoffs for 69 yards, as the Bucs avoided kicking to Jerry Azumah. 4536 Garcia, Jeff (Detroit Lions) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Jeff Garcia played Thursday for the first time since suffering leg injuries in the Lions' Oct. 30 game against the Chicago Bears. Although he completed 14 of 24 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown, Garcia was sacked twice, intercepted once and showed little of the mobility or arm strength coach Steve Mariucci apparently expected of him. 979 Jones, Kevin (Detroit Lions) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Kevin Jones, who finished strong last year as a rookie when his carries increased in the second half of the season, is getting fewer and fewer rushing attempts this year. After gaining 20 yards on his first carry against Atlanta, the Lions gave him two more carries in the first quarter and one in the third quarter, saying he had a quad injury. 2052 Williams, Roy (Detroit Lions) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Roy Williams was one of several Lions receivers guilty of dropping at least one pass in the 27-7 loss to Dallas on Thanksgiving, but he still caught three balls for 55 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown pass that bounced off an Atlanta defender's hands. For the season, Williams has 27 catches (fourth on the team) for 431 yards (high on the team) and five touchdowns (high on the team). 55280 Williams, Mike (Detroit Lions) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Mike Williams, who didn't even play in the Nov. 20 game at Dallas, was tied with WR Scottie Vines for the most catches by a receiver in the Lions' 27-7 loss to Atlanta on Thanksgiving Day. The first-round draft pick rookie has 25 catches for 308 yards and a touchdown in the first 11 games. 55252 Whitticker, Will (Green Bay Packers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RG Will Whitticker was in the starting lineup at Philadelphia after there had been speculation the rookie may be relegated to the sideline for the first time this season. Coach Mike Sherman yanked Whitticker from the spot early in practice last Thursday because he wasn't finishing his blocks. It turned out to be a one-day reprimand. However, Grey Ruegamer, who manned the spot in practice Thursday, wound up replacing Whitticker for a few series in the game. 350 Cole, Colin (Green Bay Packers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Colin Cole made his first start of the season at Philadelphia, replacing Cullen Jenkins at the spot beside NT Grady Jackson. 811 Henderson, William (Green Bay Packers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FB William Henderson sustained a concussion at Philadelphia while making a tackle on the kickoff return to start the second half. He returned to the game later in the third quarter. 1835 Thomas, Robert (Green Bay Packers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OLB Robert Thomas was deactivated for the second straight game because of a strained quadriceps. Paris Lenon replaced Thomas as the starter at the weak-side position against Philadelphia. 2030 Williams, Corey (Green Bay Packers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Corey Williams missed his third straight game because of a torn calf. 2040 Williams, Kevin (Minnesota Vikings) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Kevin Williams suffered a sprained right knee in the first quarter against Cleveland and did not return. Said coach Mike Tice: "Hopefully it's just something that will be a week-to-week deal or a one- or two-week deal." 54578 Mosley, C.J. (Minnesota Vikings) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT C.J. Mosley saw extensive time replacing Kevin Williams (knee) and had a team-high two sacks against Cleveland while tying for the team lead with seven tackles. 54216 Johnson, Marcus (Minnesota Vikings) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OL Marcus Johnson made his first career start at right tackle Sunday against Cleveland in place of the benched Mike Rosenthal, but things did not go well for the rookie. He was called for five penalties, including three false starts on the opening drive, and was removed twice in favor of Rosenthal. A holding penalty on Johnson in the third quarter wiped out what would have been a 6-yard touchdown run by running back Mewelde Moore. It's unclear if Rosenthal or Johnson will start Sunday at Detroit. 818 Herrera, Anthony (Minnesota Vikings) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- G Anthony Herrera did well against Cleveland in his first start of the season at left guard. Herrera was replacing the inactive Toniu Fonoti, who suffered a groin injury Nov. 21 at Green Bay. 55288 Williamson, Troy (Minnesota Vikings) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Troy Williamson, the seventh overall pick in April's draft, was inactive for the first time this season Sunday against Cleveland. Williamson suffered a sprained right shoulder Nov. 21 at Green Bay but could have played. 258 Burleson, Nate (Minnesota Vikings) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Nate Burleson was back on the field after being inactive against the Packers, but he played sparingly against Cleveland and did not have a reception. Burleson was held out at Green Bay because of various aches and pains, including a sore neck. 1724 Smoot, Fred (Minnesota Vikings) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Fred Smoot, recovering from a fractured right collarbone, could return Sunday at Detroit, according to athletic trainer Chuck Barta. Smoot was injured in the Vikings' victory over the Lions on Nov. 6 and has missed the past three games. 959 Johnson, Spencer (Minnesota Vikings) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DL Spencer Johnson is ready to return from a knee injury but hasn't been able to get back in the lineup. That might change with Kevin Williams' knee injury. 1283 Morgan, Dan (Carolina Panthers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Dan Morgan (ankle) did not make the trip to Buffalo. 485 Draft, Chris (Carolina Panthers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Chris Draft did a nice job of filling in for Dan Morgan and had a team-high nine tackles. The Panthers allowed the Bills to score only nine points. 448 Delhomme, Jake (Carolina Panthers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Jake Delhomme finished with a quarterback rating of 105.6, completing 20 of 27 passes with one touchdown and no interceptions at Buffalo. Still, he missed an open receiver in the end zone on one play. 1716 Smith, Steve (Carolina Panthers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Steve Smith was held to 55 yards on three catches but also had two good punt returns. The Bills doubled Smith on almost every play and forced the Panthers to look for alternatives. 439 Davis, Stephen (Carolina Panthers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Stephen Davis got just six carries for 22 yards at Buffalo, as DeShaun Foster was the team's primary running back. 1408 Peppers, Julius (Carolina Panthers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Julius Peppers recorded a sack at Buffalo to give him 6.5 for the season, moving him into a tie for the team lead with Mike Rucker. 206 Brooks, Aaron (New Orleans Saints) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Aaron Brooks completed 17 of 23 passes for 181 yards and three touchdowns against the Jets, and he capped it by engineering the 18th comeback win in the fourth quarter or overtime of his six-year career with the Saints. 370 Conwell, Ernie (New Orleans Saints) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Ernie Conwell missed his third straight game Sunday against the New York Jets because of a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. 836 Hilton, Zach (New Orleans Saints) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Zach Hilton started in place of Ernie Conwell (knee) Sunday against the New York Jets and caught a 15-yard scoring pass, the first touchdown of his three-year career. 1968 Watson, Courtney (New Orleans Saints) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- MLB Courtney Watson was sidelined for a second straight game Sunday against the New York Jets with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee. 1220 McKinnon, Ronald (New Orleans Saints) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- MLB Ronald McKinnon took Courtney Watson's spot in the starting lineup for the third straight game. 736 Hakim, Az-Zahir (New Orleans Saints) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Az-Zahir Hakim left the Jets game in the first quarter with a bruised rib, but returned later to action. 1721 Smith, Will (New Orleans Saints) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RDE Will Smith cramped up in the fourth quarter against the Jets and had to be taken to the locker room for intravenous fluids, but he came back to finish the game. 663 Gleason, Steve (New Orleans Saints) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FS Steve Gleason, who is a stalwart on special teams, was inactive for Sunday's game with the Jets. 54555 Moore, Lance (New Orleans Saints) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Lance Moore was inactive against the Jets after injuring a hamstring in practice last week. 7819 Leisle, Rodney (New Orleans Saints) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Rodney Leisle was inactive against the Jets for the 11th straight game this season. 54503 McPherson, Adrian (New Orleans Saints) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Adrian McPherson was designated as the third quarterback for Sunday's game against the Jets. 626 Galloway, Joey (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Joey Galloway had seven catches for 138 yards against Chicago, allowing him to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time since 1998. He did it four other times in his career -- all with Seattle. 39 Alstott, Mike (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FB Mike Alstott scored on a 2-yard touchdown run against Chicago to extend his franchise lead in career rushing touchdowns to 55 and total touchdowns to 67. 897 Jackson, Dexter (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- S Dexter Jackson returned to the starting lineup against Chicago after missing four games with a hamstring injury. 1015 Kelly, Brian (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Brian Kelly's second-quarter interception against Chicago gave him a team-leading four for the season. 2102 Wyms, Ellis (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Ellis Wyms recorded his first sack of the season against Chicago. He has 8.5 in his career. 55261 Williams, Carnell (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Cadillac Williams rushed 20 times for 84 yards against Chicago with a long of 17 yards. 54872 Rolle, Antrel (Arizona Cardinals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Antrel Rolle is expected to work out at the team's facility in Tempe, Ariz., after spending most of the past two months in Miami. Rolle underwent knee surgery in October and was doing rehab in Florida. He is not on injured reserve, and he's hopeful of playing within a couple of weeks. 2065 Wilson, Adrian (Arizona Cardinals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- SS Adrian Wilson blitzed a considerable amount Sunday for the second straight week. Wilson is more effective playing close to the line of scrimmage, especially against the run. He's blitzed a high percentage of the time the past two weeks and has 14 tackles and three sacks. 729 Haayer, Adam (Arizona Cardinals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- G Adam Haayer played well against Jacksonville despite playing out of position. He is more comfortable at tackle. 1921 Wakefield, Fred (Arizona Cardinals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- G Fred Wakefield played well against Jacksonville despite playing out of position. He is more comfortable at tackle. 53309 Barron, Alex (St. Louis Rams) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OT Alex Barron, who started the game against Houston on the right side, switched to left tackle in the second half after starter Orlando Pace left with hamstring and hip injuries. 1872 Tucker, Rex (St. Louis Rams) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OT Rex Tucker played the second half at right tackle when Alex Barron was moved to left tackle after Orlando Pace left the game with hamstring and hip injuries. 1284 Morgan, Matt (St. Louis Rams) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OT Matt Morgan was added to the roster on Saturday and was active for the game against Houston as a precaution. Morgan was the next tackle off the bench after Orlando Pace couldn't play in the second half. 30 Allen, David (St. Louis Rams) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB/KR David Allen was a surprise inactive for Sunday's game against Houston. Allen had given some life to the team's return game, but injuries on the offensive line and forced the Rams to have an extra lineman active for the game. 55094 Thompson, Dominique (St. Louis Rams) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Dominique Thompson was placed on waivers Friday, but the Rams hope to add him to the practice squad if he clears waivers Monday. 477 Dorsey, Ken (San Francisco 49ers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Ken Dorsey, who started the past two games, might be back on the bench Sunday in favor of rookie Alex Smith. 1445 Plummer, Ahmed (San Francisco 49ers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Ahmed Plummer, who missed seven games after arthroscopic ankle surgery, dressed for Sunday's game against the Titans but did not play. He is not expected to regain his starting job from second-year player Bruce Thornton. 95 Barlow, Kevan (San Francisco 49ers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Kevan Barlow had 40 yards rushing on 14 carries against Tennessee but had an impressive 75-yard scoring run nullified because of RT Kwame Harris' holding penalty. 1736 Spencer, Shawntae (San Francisco 49ers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Shawntae Spencer returned an interception 61 yards for a touchdown against the Titans and had a career-high five passes defensed. 1322 Nedney, Joe (San Francisco 49ers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Joe Nedney missed the Tennessee game with a groin strain, a condition he has been nursing most of the season. His availability for the Cardinals game is in doubt. The 49ers will stick with Jose Cortez to handle the kicking chores if Nedney is not ready, coach Mike Nolan said. 108 Battle, Arnaz (San Francisco 49ers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Arnaz Battle is healthy after begin bothered by a right knee sprain for most of the past seven games. Battle had seven catches for 75 yards and a touchdown against the Titans. 54992 Snyder, Adam (San Francisco 49ers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Adam Snyder had a rough opening at Tennessee, getting called for a false start and then getting beaten badly in pass protection on two of the first three plays. But Snyder settled down and played much better after making some pass-set adjustments, he said. 789 Hasselbeck, Matt (Seattle Seahawks) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Matt Hasselbeck faced a hard pass rush for much of the game against the Giants, but he managed to find WR D.J. Hackett for a 38-yard overtime completion on second-and-2 from the Seattle 25. The play helped move Seattle into range for the winning field goal. 2080 Wistrom, Grant (Seattle Seahawks) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Grant Wistrom turned in one of his best performances of the season Sunday. Wistrom disrupted the Giants offense several times throughout the game, allowing the Seahawks to hang close even though New York had its way offensively for most of the game. 999 Jurevicius, Joe (Seattle Seahawks) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Joe Jurevicius caught eight passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns Sunday. He outfought a defensive back to haul in a 35-yard touchdown pass early in the game, preventing a likely interception. 1203 McGahee, Willis (Buffalo Bills) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Willis McGahee finished with 53 yards on 21 carries in Sunday's loss to Carolina, the fourth time in the past five games he's been held to under 100 yards. McGahee hasn't scored a touchdown in five consecutive games and has just four rushing TDs on the season. 1299 Moulds, Eric (Buffalo Bills) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Eric Moulds had a productive outing against Carolina with seven catches for 84 yards, his most in four games. Moulds was wide open for a potential winning touchdown in the closing minutes, but QB J.P. Losman overthrew him. 2043 Williams, Mike (Buffalo Bills) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OL Mike Williams, who earned the start at left guard, didn't finish the Carolina game due to a muscle injury in his back. He was injured on a pass play in the second quarter. His status will be updated later this week. 1205 McGee, Terrence (Buffalo Bills) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Terrence McGee, the NFL's leading kickoff return man, did not play against Carolina due to a bothersome hamstring. He was not able to practice during the week. Jabari Greer took his place at left cornerback and was beaten on two critical third-down plays in Carolina's game-winning TD drive. 13 Adams, Sam (Buffalo Bills) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Sam Adams, who left the previous game in the first half with an injured ankle, was a game-time scratch against Carolina. He was not on the sideline during the game, and coach Mike Mularkey said he did not know where Adams was. 1246 Milloy, Lawyer (Buffalo Bills) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- SS Lawyer Milloy suffered an undisclosed foot injury late in the Carolina game. He was taken for X-rays, and his status will be updated Monday. 3163 Williams, Ricky (Miami Dolphins) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TB Ricky Williams appears to have shaken the rust that followed a year-long retirement and four-game drug suspension. For the second consecutive game, Williams ran for 80-plus yards. Williams gained 62 of his 82 yards on his final eight carries, including a 34-yard touchdown run with 3:50 remaining that helped clinch the victory at Oakland. 172 Booker, Marty (Miami Dolphins) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Marty Booker injured his left calf on his first snap in Sunday's victory over Oakland and didn't return. Booker had an 82-game streak with at least one reception snapped in the previous week's loss to Cleveland. 660 Gilmore, Bryan (Miami Dolphins) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Bryan Gilmore had a catch of at least 39 yards for the second consecutive game, scoring on a 44-yard reception in the first quarter against Oakland. Gilmore received extended playing time when starter Marty Booker injured his left calf on the first play. 1850 Tillman, Travares (Miami Dolphins) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- SS Travares Tillman had an interception for the third consecutive game against Oakland. Tillman also had two tackles and one pass defensed. 732 Hadnot, Rex (Miami Dolphins) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RG Rex Hadnot injured his knee late in the fourth quarter at Oakland and didn't return. Dolphins coach Nick Saban, who played Alonzo Ephraim in place of Hadnot, was optimistic that the injury wasn't a "bad, bad one." 662 Givens, David (New England Patriots) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR David Givens did not make the trip to Kansas City, missing his third straight week with a knee injury. 533 Evans, Heath (New England Patriots) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Heath Evans started against Kansas City, becoming the 42nd player to start for the Patriots this season, tying an NFL record for the most starters for any division champ set by the team two years ago in 2003. DB Artrell Hawkins helped the team break the record on the following series when he got the start at strong safety. 192 Branch, Deion (New England Patriots) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Deion Branch's five catches (for 49 yards) tied a team high in the loss at Kansas City. Branch established a career best with 60 catches for the season. 688 Graham, Daniel (New England Patriots) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Daniel Graham continued to be limited by a shoulder injury in the loss at Kansas City. Graham started the game after missing the previous two weeks to the injury. He finished with two catches for 37 yards but also missed more action later in the contest. 497 Dwight, Tim (New England Patriots) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Tim Dwight had his most productive day as a Patriot against the Chiefs. Dwight tied for a game high with five catches (for 76 yards) and also returned six kickoffs for a 24.5-yard average. 170 Bollinger, Brooks (New York Jets) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Brooks Bollinger passed for a career-high 251 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions against the Saints. He also directed the Jets to four field goals, but couldn't get them close enough for kicker Mike Nugent in the closing seconds. 54123 Houston, Cedric (New York Jets) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Cedric Houston had five carries for 12 yards against New Orleans as the rookie saw his most extensive action in non-garbage time this season. 358 Coles, Laveranues (New York Jets) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Laveranues Coles had a second-quarter touchdown reception against New Orleans overturned by a replay review. He finished with three catches for 36 yards. The touchdown would've been a 28-yarder. 1184 McCareins, Justin (New York Jets) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Justin McCareins had three receptions for 71 yards against New Orleans, including a 27-yard touchdown in the third quarter. It was his first scoring catch in 2005. 1179 McAlister, Chris (Baltimore Ravens) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Chris McAlister did not play the second half against Cincinnati because of a hamstring injury. He was replaced by Dale Carter, who got burned for several big plays. 1805 Taylor, Chester (Baltimore Ravens) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Chester Taylor was a surprise scratch against Cincinnati with a foot injury. The Ravens had expected him to play all week and wanted to rotate him with Jamal Lewis. 800 Heap, Todd (Baltimore Ravens) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Todd Heap had six catches for 87 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati, becoming the first Ravens player to score multiple touchdowns in a game this season. He is considered the favorite target of QB Kyle Boller. 53963 Green, Justin (Baltimore Ravens) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Justin Green served as the Ravens' backup running back with Chester Taylor out with a foot injury. He was ineffective in his limited action, gaining 4 yards on five carries. 1378 Palmer, Carson (Cincinnati Bengals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Carson Palmer had a 124.6 passer rating against Baltimore, his 13th 100.0-plus rating in the past 14 games. He had his streak of nine in a row stopped by the Steelers in Week 7. His 23 touchdown passes through 11 games are five more than he had in 13 games in 2004. 941 Johnson, Chad (Cincinnati Bengals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Chad Johnson gained 88 yards on five catches against Baltimore, eclipsing 1,000 yards for the third consecutive year. After his 54-yard touchdown catch, Johnson grabbed the end-zone pylon and putted the football in tribute to Tiger Woods. 1715 Smith, Shaun (Cincinnati Bengals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Shaun Smith started against the Ravens and played about 30 snaps in place of starting DLT Bryan Robinson, who was out with a foot injury. Smith had two solo tackles and two assists. Though the Ravens rushed for 133 yards, they averaged just 4 yards per carry. 1548 Robinson, Bryan (Cincinnati Bengals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Bryan Robinson missed the Baltimore game with a foot injury. "We should be able to get ... Robinson back this week, so we're pretty good," coach Marvin Lewis said. 953 Johnson, Landon (Cincinnati Bengals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Landon Johnson, starting for the injured David Pollack for the third game, had nine tackles against Baltimore. 1350 O'Neal, Deltha (Cincinnati Bengals) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Deltha O'Neal collected his seventh interception of the season against Baltimore. He needs two to tie Ken Riley's single-season franchise record set in 1976. 463 Dilfer, Trent (Cleveland Browns) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Trent Dilfer missed one series against Minnesota in the fourth quarter because of a knee injury. He will be evaluated during the week. 59 Andruzzi, Joe (Cleveland Browns) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LG Joe Andruzzi missed his second straight start because of an injured right calf. Mike Pucillo replaced him. 1789 Suggs, Lee (Cleveland Browns) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Lee Suggs was on the active roster for the first time since fracturing his thumb making a tackle Oct. 9 against the Bears. He did not have a carry against Minnesota and still has not had one this season. 1081 Lehan, Mike (Cleveland Browns) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DB Michael Lehan rarely plays from scrimmage, but he subbed for Daylon McCutcheon because McCutcheon was not playing well against Minnesota. 53643 Cribbs, Josh (Cleveland Browns) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- KR Joshua Cribbs drew praise from coach Romeo Crennel after returning five kicks for 155 yards. 144 Bettis, Jerome (Pittsburgh Steelers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Jerome Bettis, who hopes to become a network television studio host after he retires, made his debut as an anchor when he handled the 6 o'clock local sports news Wednesday (Nov. 23) on Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV. 1451 Polk, DaShon (Houston Texans) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- ILB DaShon Polk had a game-high 2.5 sacks against St. Louis and now leads the team with 3.5 sacks. 714 Greenwood, Morlon (Houston Texans) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- ILB Morlon Greenwood picked up his first two sacks as a Texan and led the team with 14 tackles against St. Louis. 280 Carr, David (Houston Texans) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB David Carr finished the Rams game with a quarterback rating of 116.4. It was his highest rating since getting a 132.4 rating against the Colts on Oct. 26, 2003. 1983 Wells, Jonathan (Houston Texans) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Jonathan Wells had a career-high 40-yard kickoff return when the Rams' Jeff Wilkins kicked the ball short, not allowing Jerome Mathis to field it. 882 Hutchins, Von (Indianapolis Colts) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Von Hutchins status should be decided soon. Hutchins has been on the team's physically unable to perform list since training camp with a foot injury. He returned to practice three weeks ago. 998 June, Cato (Indianapolis Colts) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Cato June continues to nurse his sports hernia injury. June missed two days of practice last week in order to rest the injury but has yet to miss a game. He expects to have the injury reviewed once the season is over. 1289 Morris, Rob (Indianapolis Colts) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Rob Morris has been able to battle through an inner-ear infection that kept him sidelined for nearly two weeks. The infection caused Morris to undergo bouts of dizziness. 1830 Thomas, Josh (Indianapolis Colts) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Josh Thomas hopes the injury bug is behind him for a while. Thomas, a promising former undrafted free agent from Syracuse, has battled knee, chest and rib injuries his first two seasons with the team. 977 Jones, Greg (Jacksonville Jaguars) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Greg Jones filled in for Fred Taylor (ankle) and ran for 78 yards after getting just 18 in the first half against Arizona. 57987 Smith, Jimmy (Jacksonville Jaguars) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Jimmy Smith caught seven passes for 70 yards against Arizona. 216 Brown, Chris (Tennessee Titans) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Chris Brown still hasn't hit 100 yards rushing, but he became the Titans' first 100-yard receiver of the season. He turned three short passes into 105 yards and a touchdown against San Francisco. He twisted an ankle during the course of the game, but it didn't sound as if it would be a big problems. 814 Henry, Travis (Tennessee Titans) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Travis Henry made his first big contribution of the season, turning 13 carries into 86 yards against San Francisco. Much of the work came with the Titans working to milk the clock and sit on a lead. 55285 Williams, Roydell (Tennessee Titans) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Roydell Williams caught a 50-yard bomb from Steve McNair, making a nifty move to evade a defender and get into the end zone in the Titans' win against San Francisco. Williams could be in line for more time depending on the injury status of Brandon Jones. 54226 Jones, Adam (Tennessee Titans) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Pacman Jones played what rated as his most complete game of the season against San Francisco, playing good defense, contributing in the return game and taking the field on offense for two snaps. He scored on a 19-yard reverse, but it was washed away by a penalty. 1714 Smith, Rod (Denver Broncos) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Rod Smith caught his fifth touchdown of the season against Dallas. He hasn't had more than seven touchdowns in a season since 2001, but he has a chance to top that mark this year. 2031 Williams, D.J. (Denver Broncos) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB D.J. Williams played more snaps than usual because the Broncos didn't use their nickel defense much against Dallas. Williams responded with a team-high eight tackles. 3787 Burns, Keith (Denver Broncos) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Keith Burns injured his knee against Dallas. The injury isn't expected to keep Burns out long. He is Denver's best special teams player. 1085 Lelie, Ashley (Denver Broncos) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Ashley Lelie didn't catch a pass against Dallas. He was knocked out of the game with a mild concussion in the fourth quarter when he attempted to block Cowboys S Roy Williams and Williams nailed him. 704 Green, Cornell (Denver Broncos) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OT Cornell Green left Denver's game against Dallas with a strained shoulder, but he should be fine. Green has been rotating at right tackle with George Foster. 954 Johnson, Larry (Kansas City Chiefs) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Larry Johnson had his fourth straight 100-yard game in the absence of Priest Holmes. His 119-yard, one-TD effort against New England was his fifth century game of the year. 1884 Tynes, Lawrence (Kansas City Chiefs) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Lawrence Tynes, in booting field goals of 25, 20, 33 and 47 yards in the second quarter, became the seventh kicker in NFL history to kick four field goals in one quarter. He had no other field-goal attempts in the game. 1382 Parker, Samie (Kansas City Chiefs) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Samie Parker had the best game of his short NFL career in leading the Chiefs with 76 yards on five catches against the Patriots. 257 Burgess, Derrick (Oakland Raiders) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Derrick Burgess had his fifth two-sack game of the season against Miami. He has 11 sacks this year, the most for the Raiders since DT Rod Coleman had 11 in 2002. The Raiders last defensive end to get 11 sacks was Lance Johnstone in 1998. 1071 Lechler, Shane (Oakland Raiders) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- P Shane Lechler had the worst game of Raiders career with five first-half punts averaging 29.8 yards despite having plenty of room to kick. Lechler's first five punts covered distances of 34, 33, 23, 33 and 25 yards. He had a 56-yard punt in the second half to increase his streak of 32 games with a punt of 50-plus yards. 1622 Schweigert, Stuart (Oakland Raiders) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FS Stuart Schweigert intercepted a Gus Frerotte pass at the goal line and returned it 33 yards in the first quarter. It was the first interception by the Raiders in 197 passes, with Charles Woodson getting the last one against Dallas in Week 4 on a Hail Mary pass in the end zone. 77 Badger, Brad (Oakland Raiders) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- G Brad Badger drew four penalties with two false starts and two holding penalties. He could be in line to lose his position to starting center Jake Grove, with Adam Treu taking over at center. 1856 Tongue, Reggie (Oakland Raiders) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FS Reggie Tongue, signed Oct. 2 after Derrick Gibson was placed on injured reserve, suffered a torn ACL against Miami and is out for the season. 54511 Merriman, Shawne (San Diego Chargers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OLB Shawne Merriman's bid at the rookie sack record of 12 1/2 (San Diego's Leslie O'Neal) hit a bump in Washington. Merriman didn't have a sack, breaking a streak of four games with at least one. He still leads the Chargers with seven sacks. While Merriman has been getting much of the publicity, don't overlook second-year LB Shaun Phillips. He's got six sacks. 1353 Oben, Roman (San Diego Chargers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Roman Oben (foot) will test his injury this week and could play Sunday after skipping three games. 196 Brees, Drew (San Diego Chargers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Drew Brees was inconsistent against Washington, as he threw three interceptions and completed just half of his 44 passes for 215 yards. 586 Foley, Steve (San Diego Chargers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OLB Steve Foley (abdominal strain) returned to the starting lineup after missing three games. The team's leading sacker last year had a sack and five tackles against Washington. 1381 Parker, Eric (San Diego Chargers) (11/28/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Eric Parker has replaced Darren Sproles as the punt returner. The team prefers saving the slightly built Parker for the passing game, but Sproles has had trouble fielding punts. Sproles remains the kickoff returner.

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