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

1157 Martin, Curtis (New York Jets) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Curtis Martin was inactive against Oakland because of his right knee injury, missing a game for the first time since Oct. 11, 1998. He is scheduled for arthroscopic surgery this week and will miss the rest of the season, thus falling short in his quest to become the first player in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in each of his first 11 seasons in the league. Martin finishes with 735 yards on 220 carries, a career-low 3.3-yard average. 789 Hasselbeck, Matt (Seattle Seahawks) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Matt Hasselbeck enjoyed one of his finest performances as a professional Sunday, completing 21 of his 25 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns. Hasselbeck took two hard hits that seemed to inflict damage. San Francisco LB Derek Smith drew a 15-yard penalty for lowering his head and drilling Hasselbeck in the upper chest. Hasselbeck was in obvious pain after the play. Later, Hasselbeck became tangled in a pileup and seemed to hurt his foot or ankle. Hasselbeck stayed in the game and played extremely well. 595 Foster, DeShaun (Carolina Panthers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB DeShaun Foster was knocked out of Sunday's game with a shoulder stinger, but he said he will play this week at New Orleans. 144 Bettis, Jerome (Pittsburgh Steelers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Jerome Bettis rushed for 100 yards in the second half against Chicago after having just one carry for 1 yard (and a touchdown) in the first two quarters. He finished with two touchdowns. Bettis has 287 yards rushing this season. Bettis had a 39-yard run in the third quarter, his longest since he had a 41-yard run vs. Cincinnati in 2002. 222 Brown, Kris (Houston Texans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Kris Brown, who had a 37-yard field goal blocked earlier in the fourth quarter, completely botched a 31-yard attempt on the game's final play, sending the ball low and to the left to secure the victory for Tennessee. 303 Chambers, Chris (Miami Dolphins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Chris Chambers remained on a tear in Sunday's 23-21 upset of San Diego, catching eight passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns. Chambers completed the most productive three-game string for a wide receiver in Dolphins history. Chambers has 29 catches for 460 yards and three touchdowns in that stretch, which bests the three-game statistics posted by Mark Clayton (22-454, six touchdowns) in the 1984 season. 1411 Perry, Chris (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Chris Perry could be lost for the season after suffering a serious left ankle sprain against Cleveland. He was on crutches in the locker room after the game. If he goes on the injured reserve list, a possible replacement on the roster is former West Virginia tailback Quincy Wilson, who has been on the Bengals' practice squad all season. 1855 Tomlinson, LaDainian (San Diego Chargers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB LaDainian Tomlinson was far from 100 percent against Miami as he tried to play through a bruised chest. He had 21 carries for 75 yards. 170 Bollinger, Brooks (New York Jets) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Brooks Bollinger passed for merely 119 yards against Oakland, but he was quite effective with his legs, running for 56 yards on six carries. It was the most yards rushing by a quarterback in a single game in team history. Richard Todd had four carries for 53 yards on Dec. 14, 1980, in a loss to New Orleans, which won its only game of the season that day. 57987 Smith, Jimmy (Jacksonville Jaguars) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Jimmy Smith caught eight passes for 102 yards against the Colts as he boosted his total to 55 for the second. He's the 13th player in NFL history to pass 12,000 receiving yards. 1807 Taylor, Fred (Jacksonville Jaguars) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Fred Taylor returned from a two-week layoff and struggled against the Colts as he gained just 19 yards on 10 carries. He got just two carries in the second half. 25 Alexander, Shaun (Seattle Seahawks) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Shaun Alexander topped 100 yards rushing for the ninth time this season, setting a franchise record. This was also his ninth consecutive 100-yard game in division play, breaking the NFL record he shared with Marcus Allen, Walter Payton and Freeman McNeil. 91 Barber, Ronde (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Ronde Barber became the first cornerback in NFL history to record 20 sacks and 20 interceptions in his career when he sacked Panthers QB Jake Delhomme on Sunday. 1666 Shockey, Jeremy (New York Giants) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Jeremy Shockey is putting on a rush to catch WR Plaxico Burress for team reception leadership. Shockey caught 10 passes for 107 yards against the Eagles and has 60 for 840 yards this year. But while Burress caught only two, his 37 yards pushed him past the 1,000 mark. He has 66 for 1,012. 1812 Taylor, Sean (Washington Redskins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FS Sean Taylor ended Arizona's first drive by picking off Kurt Warner and ended Arizona's last drive by stopping J.J. Arrington short of the marker on fourth-and-2 at the Washington 29. 1579 Rucker, Mike (Carolina Panthers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Mike Rucker, who earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors in the team's previous meeting against Tampa Bay last month, was declared inactive on Sunday with an ankle injury. Entering this week, Rucker had played in 106 of a possible 108 regular-season games during his seven-year career with the Panthers. He missed two games in 2003 with a sprained knee. 1716 Smith, Steve (Carolina Panthers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Steve Smith posted his eighth 100-yard game of the season for the Panthers on Sunday but did not score. Smith took a big hit on a pass over the middle, but he stayed in the game. 465 Dillon, Corey (New England Patriots) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Corey Dillon recorded just his second 100-yard game of the season against the Bills. Dillon, who has been bothered by ankle and calf injuries for much of the year, finished with 22 carries for 102 yards (4.6 average) in the win in Buffalo. 189 Brady, Tom (New England Patriots) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Tom Brady recorded his first rushing touchdown of the season against the Bills, a 3-yard coverage-induced run in the first quarter that left the Sportsman of the Year limping to the sideline. Brady, had four carries for 17 yards on the day, but also had the more traditional day of production, completing 29 of 38 passes for 329 yards and two scores with two interceptions for a 97.4 passer rating. 667 Glenn, Terry (Dallas Cowboys) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Terry Glenn caught six passes for 138 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs. It was his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season. No Cowboys receiver has had four 100-yards days since Michael Irvin did it in 1997. Glenn also had the first rushing touchdown of his career with a 6-yard run on an end-around. 1989 Westbrook, Brian (Philadelphia Eagles) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Brian Westbrook still hasn't been put on injured reserve. Westbrook initially was diagnosed with a Lisfranc sprain in his right foot, but now the Eagles aren't so sure. 54538 Moats, Ryan (Philadelphia Eagles) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Ryan Moats notched the first 100-yard rushing performance of his career Sunday against the Giants, rushing for 114 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries. 1333 Newman, Keith (Minnesota Vikings) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Keith Newman suffered a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the first half against St. Louis and did not return. He was scheduled to have an MRI test Monday to evaluate the damage. Odds are good he will miss playing time. 54970 Smith, Alex (San Francisco 49ers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Alex Smith had trouble holding onto the football against Seattle. He fumbled three times, losing one of them, and he had another ball that slipped out of his hand ruled an incomplete pass. He completed just nine of 22 passes for 77 yards and an interception. 54872 Rolle, Antrel (Arizona Cardinals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Antrel Rolle, who had been out with a knee injury since Week 3, returned to action against Washington. He played well in nickel situations, intercepting a pass on the Redskins' first possession. 168 Boldin, Anquan (Arizona Cardinals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Anquan Boldin caught nine passes for 114 yards against Washington and went over the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the second time in three seasons. 1203 McGahee, Willis (Buffalo Bills) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Willis McGahee was knocked woozy in the second quarter when his head hit the knee of Patriots DE Richard Seymour while throwing a block, but was able to return to the game in the second half. McGahee finished with a season-low 3 yards on eight carries. His longest run was 3 yards. 1100 Lewis, Jamal (Baltimore Ravens) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Jamal Lewis had a problem with his thumb late in the week and missed his first game of the season Sunday at Denver. X-rays showed there were no breaks in his hand. 1350 O'Neal, Deltha (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Deltha O'Neal collected his ninth interception Sunday against Cleveland to tie Ken Riley's franchise record of nine, set in 1976. O'Neal dropped an interception in the fourth quarter, which allowed the Browns to tie the game at 20 with a field goal. 958 Johnson, Rudi (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Rudi Johnson ran for his fifth touchdown in the past three games. He had 169 yards, giving him 497 in the past three games against Cleveland. The Browns concentrated on taking the pass away and left the middle open for Johnson and his punishing offensive line. 814 Henry, Travis (Tennessee Titans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Travis Henry suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter against the Texans and did not return. He carried eight times for 19 yards and caught three passes for a game-high 54 yards. 52 Anderson, Mike (Denver Broncos) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Mike Anderson started against Baltimore, but Tatum Bell played most of the game. The Broncos struggled all game to get any semblance of a running game. Anderson averaged less than 3 yards per carry for the third straight week. He had 21 rushing yards. 55270 Williams, Darrent (Denver Broncos) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Darrent Williams missed most of Sunday's game with a groin injury. Williams hurt himself chasing down Ravens returner B.J. Sams on a long kickoff return to start the game, then aggravated the injury returning a kick in the first quarter. Williams could miss more time with the injury. 80 Bailey, Champ (Denver Broncos) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Champ Bailey got an interception Sunday for the fifth straight game. That set a Broncos franchise record for most consecutive games with an interception. 1884 Tynes, Lawrence (Kansas City Chiefs) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Lawrence Tynes saw his string of 15 consecutive games with a field goal end in Dallas when he missed the potential game-tying kick from 41 yards out on the last play of the game. Tynes had nailed 23 of 27 kicks before missing. 954 Johnson, Larry (Kansas City Chiefs) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Larry Johnson rushed for 100-plus yards in a club-record sixth consecutive game. The old record of five straight century games held by Priest Holmes. Johnson finished with 143 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries against Dallas. 1877 Tuiasosopo, Marques (Oakland Raiders) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Marques Tuiasosopo's first start of the season was a flop. He completed 14 of 26 passes for 124 yards against the Jets, with one touchdown pass and two interceptions. 1297 Moss, Randy (Oakland Raiders) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Randy Moss had his least effective game of the season other than the game in which he suffered rib, groin and pelvis injuries on Oct. 16 and did not catch a pass. Moss had two receptions for 18 yards against the Jets. He had one catch for 7 yards on Nov. 6 against Kansas City, but that one catch went for a touchdown. 870 Howard, Darren (New Orleans Saints) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RDE Darren Howard has some soreness in his knee and will be listed as questionable for Sunday's game with the Carolina Panthers. 663 Gleason, Steve (New Orleans Saints) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FS Steve Gleason likely will be questionable for the Panthers' game because of a neck injury that has forced him to miss recent games. 54556 Moore, Lance (New Orleans Saints) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Lance Moore continues to recover from a hamstring injury and likely will be questionable once again this week. 1230 Meier, Shad (New Orleans Saints) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Shad Meier was added to the injury report late last week with a recurring knee problem and will be questionable for the game with the Panthers. 1827 Thomas, Fred (New Orleans Saints) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RCB Fred Thomas has played with stingers in his neck and arm the past two months because of a bulging disc in his neck, but has played through it and should be ready for the Panthers. 560 Fiedler, Jay (New York Jets) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Jay Fiedler underwent season-ending surgery on his right shoulder over the weekend. With the cap-strapped Jets already having one quarterback with a mending shoulder on the roster in Chad Pennington, it's likely that Fiedler, who would count for $6.5 million on the 2006 cap, won't be back. 1065 Law, Ty (New York Jets) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Ty Law had his team-leading sixth interception of the season against Oakland. It set up the second of Mike Nugent's four field goals. 5 Abraham, John (New York Jets) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE John Abraham had two sacks against Oakland, marking the second consecutive game he had at least a sack. The two sacks resulted in lost fumbles, setting up 10 points for the Jets. 1546 Robertson, Dewayne (New York Jets) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Dewayne Robertson didn't start against Oakland because of a quad bruise, but he had one tackle in a reserve role. He was briefly in the spotlight when CB Ty Law tried to lateral to him after his interception. Robertson couldn't handle the ball, but teammate Mark Brown recovered. 1147 Manning, Peyton (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Peyton Manning went over 3,000 yards passing for the eighth straight season. He now has 3,290 yards, 27 touchdown passes and eight interceptions this year. 781 Harrison, Marvin (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Marvin Harrison and QB Peyton Manning combined for their 93rd and 94 touchdowns in the win over the Jaguars. Harrison recorded his 24th career game with two or more touchdowns. Harrison had a team-high six catches for 137 yards and two touchdowns in the Jacksonville game. Harrison has now caught a pass in 152 consecutive games. 912 James, Edgerrin (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Edgerrin James ran for 93 yards on 30 carries against Jacksonville. James had a season-high nine catches for 61 yards in the Jaguars game. 632 Gardner, Gilbert (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Gilbert Gardner made his first NFL start against Jacksonville. Gardner started for Cato June at outside linebacker. 998 June, Cato (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Cato June was inactive for the Jacksonville game as he nursed knee and ankle injuries. June also has been recovering from a sports hernia injury. 1058 Labinjo, Mike (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Mike Labinjo saw his first playing time for the Colts in the Jacksonville game. Labinjo, who played special teams against the Jaguars, was signed to the active roster from the Indianapolis practice squad last week. 768 Harper, Nick (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Nick Harper started against Jacksonville after missing last week's home game with Tennessee. Harper suffered a strained groin two weeks ago in the win over Pittsburgh. 882 Hutchins, Von (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Von Hutchins was inactive for the Jaguars game (coach's decision). 307 Chapman, Kory (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Kory Chapman was inactive for the Jaguars game (coach's decision). 7610 Vollers, Kurt (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OT Kurt Vollers was inactive for the Jacksonville game (coach's decision). 786 Hartsock, Ben (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Ben Hartsock was inactive for the Jaguars game (coach's decision). 1276 Moorehead, Aaron (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Aaron Moorehead was inactive for the Jaguars game (coach's decision). 54803 Reid, Darrell (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Darrell Reid was inactive for the Jacksonville game (coach's decision). 2038 Williams, Josh (Indianapolis Colts) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Josh Williams was inactive for the Jaguars game (coach's decision). 188 Brady, Kyle (Jacksonville Jaguars) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Kyle Brady caught five passes for 43 yards against the Colts but fumbled three times and lost two of them. 977 Jones, Greg (Jacksonville Jaguars) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Greg Jones had 43 yards on seven carries against the Colts for a 6.1-yard average. 641 Garrard, David (Jacksonville Jaguars) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB David Garrard had just 98 yards passing in the first half against the Colts, but he wound up throwing for 250 yards. He threw for one touchdown and ran for another. 53875 Frye, Charlie (Cleveland Browns) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Charlie Frye had a 78.1 passer rating against the Bengals, almost 60 points lower than his 136.7 rating against Jacksonville the week before, but coach Romeo Crennel said Frye played better against the Bengals. 59 Andruzzi, Joe (Cleveland Browns) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LG Joe Andruzzi was back in the starting lineup against Cincinnati after missing three straight games with a calf injury. 1789 Suggs, Lee (Cleveland Browns) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Lee Suggs was the backup to Reuben Droughns against Cincinnati, and William Green was on the inactive list, defining clearly who is the second back coach Romeo Crennel's mind. It could be significant for the future, considering Green and Suggs are under contract for 2006. Suggs got his only carry of the season -- a 4-yard loss. 163 Bodden, Leigh (Cleveland Browns) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DB Leigh Bodden suffered a mild concussion after colliding with teammate Brian Russell in the fourth quarter against Cincinnati, but he stayed in the game. 422 Davis, Andra (Cleveland Browns) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Andra Davis got his first interception of the season. It set up the Browns' second touchdown against Cincinnati. 759 Hannam, Ryan (Seattle Seahawks) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Ryan Hannam made a key block that gave QB Matt Hasselbeck time to find WR Bobby Engram for a 28-yard TD pass on Seattle's opening drive against San Francisco. Hannam is one of the team's lesser-known players who is making solid contributions that often go unnoticed. 1784 Strong, Mack (Seattle Seahawks) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FB Mack Strong left the game Sunday after getting shaken up while blocking on a third-quarter running play. Seattle was leading 31-3 at the time. Strong injured his left foot but could have returned to the game had he been needed. 999 Jurevicius, Joe (Seattle Seahawks) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Joe Jurevicius continues to make big plays in the end zone. His leaping, 21-yard scoring grab Sunday came against tight coverage from the 49ers' 6-foot-1 CB Shawntae Spencer. Jurevicius knows how to use his 6-5 frame in jump-ball situations. 1762 Stevens, Jerramy (Seattle Seahawks) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Jerramy Stevens remained an integral part of the offense for a second consecutive week. He caught an 11-yard scoring pass in the first half against San Francisco as Seattle took control early. 55064 Tatupu, Lofa (Seattle Seahawks) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Lofa Tatupu continued to make a case for Rookie of the Year consideration. He recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass Sunday against the 49ers. He nearly had a chance to return another apparent fumble for a touchdown, but the play was ruled to be an incomplete pass instead of a fumble. 1675 Simms, Chris (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Chris Simms has five touchdown passes and one interception in his last four games. 3756 Bryant, Matt (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- PK Matt Bryant returned to the lineup and connected on his two field-goal attempts Sunday. Bryant was limited on kickoffs to squibbing the ball against the wind but did not aggravate a hamstring injury. 55261 Williams, Carnell (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Cadillac Williams had 112 yards on 29 carries and two touchdowns Sunday against Carolina, which had held him to 29 yards in the first meeting. Williams has 408 yards in his last four games. 1201 McFarland, Anthony (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Anthony McFarland was forced to leave the Carolina game in the first quarter with a hamstring strain and did not return. 1302 Muhammad, Muhsin (Chicago Bears) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Muhsin Muhammad had his most productive day as a Bear against Pittsburgh. He made eight catches for 91 yards a week after he failed to catch a pass for the first time in 51 games, including 47 in the regular season, since Nov. 24, 2002. 141 Berrian, Bernard (Chicago Bears) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Bernard Berrian had just one catch against Pittsburgh, but it was for 43 yards, the second straight week he supplied the biggest offensive play for the Bears. 54652 Orton, Kyle (Chicago Bears) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Kyle Orton, who had thrown for more than 150 yards just once in 12 starts, had 207 against the Steelers but completed just 17 of 35 passes. 987 Jones, Thomas (Chicago Bears) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Thomas Jones averaged 5.1 yards per carry against Pittsburgh but had just 14 attempts (for 72 yards) on a day when the Bears were constantly playing catch up. 54489 McGowan, Brandon (Chicago Bears) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- S Brandon McGowan, an undrafted rookie, led the Bears with 11 tackles against Pittsburgh despite not starting. Injuries to Mike Brown, Chris Harris and Todd Johnson forced McGowan into the lineup. 93 Barber, Tiki (New York Giants) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Tiki Barber is on a mission. "I cannot be a liability to this team," he said. "They are counting on me way too much for me to let them down. So far I haven't been, and I don't intend to be." Barber gained 124 yards against the Eagles to run his season total to 1,357 yards. He needs 162 rushing yards in the final three games combined to surpass his career high. 1779 Strahan, Michael (New York Giants) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Michael Strahan had two sacks against the Eagles to give him 11.5 this season. 1889 Umenyiora, Osi (New York Giants) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Osi Umenyiora picked up 1.5 sacks against the Eagles to give him 12.5 this season, one more than teammate Michael Strahan. 556 Feely, Jay (New York Giants) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- PK Jay Feely says he didn't notice the tactless decision by the Eagles to show his recent missed field goals on the Jumbotron scoreboard. "I never did look up," he said, "but when I heard the weird music, I figured it was something like that." Feely connected on the game-winning 36-yarder in overtime. 322 Clancy, Kendrick (New York Giants) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Kendrick Clancy had just one tackle against the Eagles but was plugging and filling holes all day. "I don't care how it looked, they did a good job of doing what they had to do," he said. "They had a good game plan and they were able to gain yards, but we won the game, and that's all that matters." 1146 Manning, Eli (New York Giants) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Eli Manning completed 28 of 44 passes for 312 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles, but he threw three interceptions. 931 Jimoh, Ade (Washington Redskins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Ade Jimoh, playing only because third CB Walt Harris was inactive with a calf injury, and because starter Shawn Springs hurt his groin and back during the game, made the biggest play of his three years as a Redskin, dropping Larry Fitzgerald for a 1-yard loss on third-and-1 at the Washington 28 on the Cardinals' final drive. 1742 Springs, Shawn (Washington Redskins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Shawn Springs left the game against Arizona after hurting his groin and back. His status will be updated Monday. 214 Brown, Antonio (Washington Redskins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- KR Antonio Brown made his first TD in his 23 career games a huge one. Arizona had just re-taken the lead 13-10 when Brown caught ex-Redskin Nick Novak's kick at the 10, scooted straight up the middle and raced 91 yards untouched to the end zone for the winning points with 3:29 left in the third quarter. 1595 Samuels, Chris (Washington Redskins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OT Chris Samuels sprained an MCL against Arizona. His status will be updated Monday. 145 Betts, Ladell (Washington Redskins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Ladell Betts returned against Arizona after missing three weeks with a sprained knee, but he managed just 1 yard on six touches on offense and didn't return any kicks. 1283 Morgan, Dan (Carolina Panthers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Dan Morgan (ankle) started on Sunday but then left the game after being "shaken up." Morgan has a history of head injuries that have kept him out of games in the past. 485 Draft, Chris (Carolina Panthers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Chris Draft filled in when Dan Morgan went down with a head injury. 1935 Wallace, Al (Carolina Panthers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Al Wallace started in place of Mike Rucker (ankle). 54053 Haye, Jovan (Carolina Panthers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Jovan Haye was added to the active roster with Mike Rucker (ankle) sidelined. 623 Gaines, Michael (Carolina Panthers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Michael Gaines sat out Sunday's game with an ankle injury. 735 Haggans, Clark (Pittsburgh Steelers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Clark Haggans, who missed three games after groin surgery, registered his eighth sack to lead Pittsburgh to a win over Chicago. It's the most on the team since Joey Porter had nine in 2002. 1384 Parker, Willie (Pittsburgh Steelers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Willie Parker needs to average 48 yards a game to become the first Pittsburgh back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season since Jerome Bettis did it in 2001. He has 856 yards rushing. 1947 Ward, Hines (Pittsburgh Steelers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Hines Ward caught his 51st career touchdown Sunday, tying him with Lynn Swann for second on the Steelers' career list. 1557 Roethlisberger, Ben (Pittsburgh Steelers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Ben Roethlisberger had a passer rating of 109 against Chicago, his highest since Oct. 2. 792 Hawkins, Artrell (New England Patriots) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DB Artrell Hawkins missed the game in Buffalo with a thigh injury. Hawkins has been with the team for just a month, seeing action as a nickel back and starting each the Patriots' two previous games at strong safety. In his absence, Michael Stone started his third game of the season for the Patriots at strong safety. 688 Graham, Daniel (New England Patriots) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Daniel Graham missed his second straight game, and his third of the year, with a shoulder injury. 54258 Kaczur, Nick (New England Patriots) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Nick Kaczur did not make the trip to Buffalo, missing his first game of the season with a shoulder injury. The rookie had been replacing veteran Matt Light at left tackle since Week 3. Kaczur was replaced by Tom Ashworth, who had been New England's starting right tackle at the beginning of the season. With the latest switch, the Patriots fielded their fifth starting offensive line of the season. 65 Ashworth, Tom (New England Patriots) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Tom Ashworth started at Buffalo in place of Nick Kaczur (shoulder). 53381 Boley, Michael (Atlanta Falcons) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- SLB Michael Boley still is trying to understand the nuances of his position, which would be hard enough if he were still playing the weak side, as he did in preseason, but the rookie has had to grow up quickly as a starter during the last three months. Boley has long arms, which help him push off blocks, and he's always trying to pry the ball loose, but recognizing formations and the nuances of tight ends takes longer to develop. 801 Heard, Ronnie (Atlanta Falcons) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FS Ronnie Heard replaced Bryan Scott as a starter because he doesn't shy from contact and usually stays in position. Heard won't change a game with his speed, but he also won't lose it because he fails to hit hard and "finish the drill" on tackles. 157 Blakley, Dwayne (Atlanta Falcons) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Dwayne Blakley isn't afforded enough opportunities, which is a shame. He has soft hands and rangy size, but Blakley doesn't always run great routes. Furthermore, his opportunities are limited because the offense relies a lot on blocking TE Eric Beverly to complement Pro Bowler Alge Crumpler. 925 Jenkins, Michael (Atlanta Falcons) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Michael Jenkins would never acknowledge it, but he and Roddy White have benefited from the preseason release of Peerless Price and more recently from the knee injury that landed Dez White on injured reserve. Nothing against Price and Dez White personally, but the departure of both 2004 starters has helped Jenkins report to work knowing that unhappy veterans aren't in the film room. 55247 White, Roddy (Atlanta Falcons) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Roddy White improves each week because he spends extra time watching film, which in turn helps him prepare in practice. By the start of next season, White's upside should be evident to everyone. He clearly has the size, speed and other physical skills to beat coverages and make difficult catches. Recognition and understanding simply develop slower for rookies. 1973 Weary, Fred (Houston Texans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RG Fred Weary made his first start of the season in place of Victor Riley, who was cut last Wednesday. 53435 Brown, C.C. (Houston Texans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- S C.C. Brown made his second start of the season at strong safety, after earning the job over Marcus Coleman last week. 621 Gaffney, Jabar (Houston Texans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Jabar Gaffney had just one catch for 1 yard and one carry for 6 yards after missing part of practice this week with a minor ankle sprain. 1600 Sanders, Lewis (Houston Texans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Lewis Sanders (hip strain) missed the Tennessee game. Demarcus Faggins started at cornerback. 887 Ioane, Junior (Houston Texans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Junior Ioane (calf strain) missed the Tennessee game. Travis Johnson and Jerry Deloach were the top reserves off the bench. 426 Davis, Domanick (Houston Texans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Domanick Davis rushed for 139 yards against Tennessee. He also caught a 3-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. 1449 Polite, Lousaka (Dallas Cowboys) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FB Lousaka Polite, who was inactive the previous week against the Giants, recorded three catches for 33 yards against the Chiefs. Both are career highs. 392 Crayton, Patrick (Dallas Cowboys) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Patrick Crayton was held without a catch for the second straight game since coming back from ankle surgery. 615 Fujita, Scott (Dallas Cowboys) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Scott Fujita got payback on his former team with a second-quarter sack and forced fumble that led to a Cowboys touchdown. Fujita started for the Chiefs the past three years but was made a backup with the drafting of linebacker Derrick Johnson. He was traded to the Cowboys before the season opener. 53304 Barber, Marion (Dallas Cowboys) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Marion Barber led the Cowboys in rushing with 15 carries for 82 yards. He was also on the field on the Cowboys' game-winning drive while starter Julius Jones watching from the sideline. 1221 McMahon, Mike (Philadelphia Eagles) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Mike McMahon will get his fifth start Sunday against the Rams, even though he's thrown just one touchdown pass in 115 attempts this season. 1569 Roper, Dedrick (Philadelphia Eagles) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Dedrick Roper suffered an abdominal strain Sunday against the Giants. It's too soon to tell whether it will keep him out of Sunday's game against St. Louis. 57994 Trotter, Jeremiah (Philadelphia Eagles) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Jeremiah Trotter injured his knee in Sunday's loss to the Giants, but he only left the game for a play before returning. 7267 Williams, Brian (Minnesota Vikings) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Brian Williams, who remained the starter despite the return of Fred Smoot from injury, had two of the Vikings' five interceptions against St. Louis. 1724 Smoot, Fred (Minnesota Vikings) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Fred Smoot returned Sunday against St. Louis after missing four games because of a partially fractured right collarbone. Smoot intercepted a pass and had four tackles playing in nickel situations. With Brian Williams playing very well in a starting role, Smoot could remain the nickel back for the time being. 133 Bennett, Darren (Minnesota Vikings) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- P Darren Bennett, signed to sub for the injured Chris Kluwe (right knee), struggled in his first game back with the Vikings. Bennett averaged 37.5 gross yards and 34.4 net against the Rams. The Vikings are hoping to see if Kluwe could punt on Monday and potentially return against Pittsburgh on Sunday. 54216 Johnson, Marcus (Minnesota Vikings) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RT Marcus Johnson got plenty of help against Rams LE Leonard Little, but Johnson also did not give up a sack to the St. Louis standout. Little had four sacks and two forced fumbles when the Vikings and Rams last met in 2003. 135 Bennett, Michael (Minnesota Vikings) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Michael Bennett suffered a stinger in his right arm in the fourth quarter against St. Louis on a play in which he fumbled. Bennett returned on the next series and afterward said he was fine. 938 Johnson, Brad (Minnesota Vikings) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Brad Johnson rolled his right ankle in the third quarter against St. Louis but continued after having it taped. 5358 Kleinsasser, Jim (Minnesota Vikings) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Jim Kleinsasser suffered a contusion on the lower part of his right leg in the fourth quarter against St. Louis. 2045 Williams, Pat (Minnesota Vikings) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- NT Pat Williams sprained his right knee in the fourth quarter against St. Louis but was able to return. 1552 Robinson, Koren (Minnesota Vikings) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Koren Robinson set a Vikings mark for fewest games needed to reach 1,000 kickoff return yards, tying Buster Rhymes' 21-year-old record of 13 games set in 1985. Robinson also becomes only the seventh player in team history to reach the 1,000-yard mark (1,064). 1177 McAddley, Jason (San Francisco 49ers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Jason McAddley started in place of Johnnie Morton (flu) and caught one pass for 4 yards against Seattle. 116 Beasley, Fred (San Francisco 49ers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FB Fred Beasley, a former Pro Bowl player, received limited playing time against Seattle as he returned to action after missing three games with a neck stinger. Veteran Chris Hetherington held onto to the starting job even with Beasley's return. 1417 Peterson, Julian (San Francisco 49ers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Julian Peterson, the team's franchise player, was credited with a half-sack against Seattle. Peterson now has three sacks for the season after recording 2.5 in the season opener against the Rams. 1295 Morton, Johnnie (San Francisco 49ers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Johnnie Morton, who has started nine games this season in place of injury-plagued receiver Arnaz Battle, was held out of Sunday's game with flu-like symptoms. Jason McAddley started in his place and caught one pass for 4 yards. 95 Barlow, Kevan (San Francisco 49ers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Kevan Barlow returned to action in the starting lineup against Seattle. He gained 33 yards on 11 carries and caught two passes for 30 yards. He had a 53-yard reception wiped out when center Eric Heitmann was called for an ineligible-man-downfield penalty. 2110 Young, Bryant (San Francisco 49ers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Bryant Young missed his third game with ligament and cartilage tears in his right knee, but he is expected to return to practice this week and might be available for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Young leads the 49ers with eight sacks. 53961 Green, Eric (Arizona Cardinals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Eric Green, who has been hampered by nagging injuries for much of the season, missed the Washington game because of a groin strain. 54808 Reid, Lamont (Arizona Cardinals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Lamont Reid, an undrafted rookie, started against Washington but could give way to Antrel Rolle this week. 1488 Rackers, Neil (Arizona Cardinals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Neil Rackers returned to action against Washington after missing only one game because of a torn calf muscle. Rackers didn't kick off but he handled field goals and extra points. He made both of his field-goal attempts, a 20-yarder and a 44-yarder. Rookie Nick Novak handled the kickoffs. 54624 Novak, Nick (Arizona Cardinals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Nick Novak handled the kickoffs against Washington, while Neil Rackers returned to action for extra points and field goals. 2065 Wilson, Adrian (Arizona Cardinals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- SS Adrian Wilson intercepted his first pass of the season Sunday against Washington. That's been the one criticism of Wilson in his five NFL seasons. It was just the 10th interception of his career. 1617 Schobel, Aaron (Buffalo Bills) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Aaron Schobel recorded one sack against New England, giving him 10 on the year. He and Bruce Smith (who did it 12 times) are the only players in Bills history with two double-digit sack seasons. 1905 Villarrial, Chris (Buffalo Bills) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RG Chris Villarrial, who injured his hamstring in the Miami game, was able to start against New England and finish the game. 2043 Williams, Mike (Buffalo Bills) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LG Mike Williams did not dress for the New England game due to a chest muscle injury. Bennie Anderson started in his place. 1299 Moulds, Eric (Buffalo Bills) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Eric Moulds sat out his one-game suspension against New England for conduct detrimental to the club. He will play Saturday when the Bills host Denver. 536 Evans, Lee (Buffalo Bills) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Lee Evans caught a 58-yard pass from J.P. Losman and finished with four catches for 83 yards against New England. 1122 Losman, J.P. (Buffalo Bills) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB J.P. Losman was 10-for-27 for 181 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to New England, but 109 of his passing yards came on two plays, including a 51-yard TD to Josh Reed in garbage time. He was 8-for-25 for 72 yards with three interceptions on his other throws. It was the first time Losman played in snow. 871 Howard, Reggie (Miami Dolphins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Reggie Howard was declared inactive for Sunday's 23-21 victory over San Diego because of a sprained ankle suffered in Thursday's practice. Eddie Jackson and Kiwaukee Thomas replaced Howard as Miami's nickel cornerback. 1217 McKinney, Seth (Miami Dolphins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- C Seth McKinney suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter against San Diego and didn't return. The extent of the injury was unavailable, but the Dolphins were forced to shift Rex Hadnot to center and play Alonzo Ephraim at right guard. 660 Gilmore, Bryan (Miami Dolphins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Bryan Gilmore was declared inactive for the Chargers game because of a shoulder injury suffered the previous Sunday against Buffalo. Gilmore usually contributes on special teams and as Miami's fourth receiver. 1862 Traylor, Keith (Miami Dolphins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- NT Keith Traylor (knee) missed his second consecutive game Sunday and was replaced in the starting lineup by Jeff Zgonina (three tackles). Dolphins coach Nick Saban said Traylor would be evaluated on a week-to-week basis. 1838 Thomas, Zach (Miami Dolphins) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- MLB Zach Thomas, who missed the previous two games with shoulder and ankle injuries, finished with a team-high 11 tackles against San Diego. Thomas also had his first interception in almost two years when he ripped the football away from Chargers TE Antonio Gates in the first quarter. 53578 Clayton, Mark (Baltimore Ravens) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Mark Clayton led the Ravens in receiving for the second straight game. He had seven catches for 105 yards against Denver. 2009 Wilcox, Daniel (Baltimore Ravens) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Daniel Wilcox left the Denver game with an ankle injury. The severity of his injury is unknown. 1358 Ogden, Jonathan (Baltimore Ravens) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Jonathan Ogden couldn't finish his second straight game Sunday against Denver. He left with an ankle sprain that is not considered serious. 53444 Brown, Jason (Baltimore Ravens) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LG Jason Brown made his first career start Sunday against Denver, replacing injured Edwin Mulitalo (knee). Brown is a rookie fourth-round pick. 1805 Taylor, Chester (Baltimore Ravens) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Chester Taylor made his first start Sunday against Denver after Jamal Lewis couldn't play because of a thumb problem. He averaged 3 yards (59 total yards) and fumbled for the second straight week. 169 Boller, Kyle (Baltimore Ravens) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Kyle Boller had perhaps the worst game of his career in Sunday's 12-10 loss to the Denver Broncos. He had three costly turnovers, making poor throws and poor decisions. 690 Graham, Shayne (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Shayne Graham's 37-yard, walk-off field goal was the second of his career. He made a game-winner at the gun at Baltimore in 2004. 1715 Smith, Shaun (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Shaun Smith started against the Browns for the third week in a row and had three solo tackles. Bryan Robinson was out for the third game in a row with a sprained foot. Smith has been a pleasant surprise as part of a defense that has limited opponents to fewer than 100 rushing yards in the past two games. 1548 Robinson, Bryan (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Bryan Robinson missed his third game in a row with a sprained foot. 941 Johnson, Chad (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Chad Johnson, limited to one catch for 15 yards through three-plus quarters against Cleveland, had a 7-yard catch on third-and-3 play and drew penalties on a pair of other third-down plays on the Bengals' winning drive. 1378 Palmer, Carson (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Carson Palmer was held to 93 passing yards (his fewest in 26 starts) and a 53.5 passer rating Sunday against Cleveland, the fourth lowest of his career. 3572 Bironas, Rob (Tennessee Titans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Rob Bironas made the first game-winning kick of his NFL career, hitting a 21-yarder with 10 seconds left against the Texans. The Titans still had to watch Houston's Kris Brown shank a 31-yarder before the win was secured. 54226 Jones, Adam (Tennessee Titans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- PR Pacman Jones scored his first career TD on a 52-yard punt return in the Titans' 13-10 win over Houston. After a week in which he attended the funeral of a friend who was shot and learned of the death of an aunt, he gave the TD ball to coach Jeff Fisher. 1867 Troupe, Ben (Tennessee Titans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Ben Troupe didn't finish the game against the Texans because of a concussion. He dropped a catchable ball in the end zone for the second week in a row. He finished with three catches for 28 yards. 268 Calico, Tyrone (Tennessee Titans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Tyrone Calico continued his struggles, with back-to-back drops at one point in the Titans' 13-10 win over the Texans. He finished with two catches for 20 yards. 1226 McNair, Steve (Tennessee Titans) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Steve McNair passed John Elway on the NFL's all-time rushing list for quarterbacks with an 18-yard run on what proved to be the game-winning drive. McNair (3,418 yards) is now fourth behind Randall Cunningham (4,928), Steve Young (4,239) and Fran Tarkenton (3,674). 444 Dayne, Ron (Denver Broncos) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Ron Dayne, who split time in Denver's previous game against Kansas City, played sparingly against Baltimore. He had 7 yards on four carries. 952 Johnson, Kyle (Denver Broncos) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FB Kyle Johnson scored again for the Broncos. He caught a 7-yard touchdown against Baltimore. Johnson has 19 touches this year but six touchdowns. Only Mike Anderson has more touchdowns this season on the team. 596 Foster, George (Denver Broncos) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OT George Foster played the entire game against Baltimore. He had been rotating with Cornell Green, but Green missed the previous week's game against Kansas City with a shoulder injury. Foster played that entire game and played well, so the team didn't resume the rotation against the Ravens. 1085 Lelie, Ashley (Denver Broncos) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Ashley Lelie only had two catches against Baltimore but made a big play late in the game. Lelie was given the ball on an end around in the final two minutes and picked up 8 yards on second-and-8. Denver was able to run out the clock after Lelie's run. 712 Green, Trent (Kansas City Chiefs) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Trent Green had a solid outing at Dallas in completing 20 of 32 passes for 340 yards and one touchdown without being intercepted. But he was sacked and striped by former teammates Scott Fujita on a second-and-goal play from the 9 just before halftime. When the Cowboys' Marcus Spears returned the fumble 59 yards to the Kansas City 26, Dallas' Drew Bledsoe had the opportunity to throw his second touchdown pass and give the Cowboys a 17-14 halftime lead. 1022 Kennison, Eddie (Kansas City Chiefs) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Eddie Kennison dropped the first two passes thrown his way, and a third one later in the game, but he came up huge in shaking free for a 47-yard touchdown that gave Kansas City a 28-24 lead with 3:55 to play. Kennison finished with four catches for 92 yards at Dallas. 917 Janikowski, Sebastian (Oakland Raiders) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- PK Sebastian Janikowski was wide left on a 29-yard field goal attempt in the first half against the Jets. He came into the game having hit 43 of 44 between 20 and 29 yards, with the only miss coming on a 27-yarder on Oct. 20, 2002, against the San Diego Chargers. 990 Jordan, LaMont (Oakland Raiders) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB LaMont Jordan gained 49 yards on 14 carries against the Jets -- the fourth time in 13 games he has had less than 50 yards rushing. 257 Burgess, Derrick (Oakland Raiders) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Derrick Burgess had two sacks against the Jets and has an NFL-high 13. It was his sixth game with two sacks this season. 1071 Lechler, Shane (Oakland Raiders) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- P Shane Lechler had his streak of consecutive games with a punt of 50 or more yards snapped at 33. His long was 49 yards, and the worst slump of his career continued when he averaged 38.7 yards on three punts against the Jets. 1681 Sims, Barry (Oakland Raiders) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Barry Sims was beaten twice to the outside by the Jets' John Abraham on plays the resulted in sacks of QB Marques Tuiasosopo. 1353 Oben, Roman (San Diego Chargers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Roman Oben (foot) has missed five straight games, but he might return this week. 54171 Jackson, Vincent (San Diego Chargers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Vincent Jackson, a recent second-round pick, is seeing more playing time after the season-ending injury to Kassim Osgood. Jackson will get most of his work on special teams. 916 Jammer, Quentin (San Diego Chargers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Quentin Jammer, a fifth overall selection in 2002, has gone more than a year without an interception. He sustained a shoulder injury against the Dolphins but returned to the game. 997 Jue, Bhawoh (San Diego Chargers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FS Bhawoh Jue left the Miami game with a knee injury and will be evaluated during the week. 1183 McCardell, Keenan (San Diego Chargers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Keenan McCardell, at age 35, has eight touchdown catches this season, tying his career high. 196 Brees, Drew (San Diego Chargers) (12/11/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Drew Brees set career highs in attempts (52) and completions (35) against Miami. But he threw an interception and fumbled the ball away when being sacked, which derailed the Chargers' comeback hopes.


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