NFL player ticker

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

439 Davis, Stephen (Carolina Panthers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Stephen Davis was placed on injured reserve on Saturday because of swelling and soreness in his knee. 189 Brady, Tom (New England Patriots) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Tom Brady started the Tampa Bay game and showed no visible limitation from the shin injury that caused him to miss some practice action last week. Brady, who had been listed as questionable on the injury report, completed 20 of 31 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He posted a 122.8 passer rating against the Bucs' stingy defense. Brady also established a single-season career high with an NFL-best 3,888 yards passing for the season with two weeks to play. 912 James, Edgerrin (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Edgerrin James set the franchise record with his 64th career rushing touchdown Sunday against San Diego. He had been tied at 64 with former Baltimore Colts RB Lenny Moore. 1855 Tomlinson, LaDainian (San Diego Chargers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB LaDanian Tomlinson left Sunday's game early after aggravating his bruised ribs. He didn't think his setback was serious. He finished with 24 carries for 76 yards. 280 Carr, David (Houston Texans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB David Carr orchestrated the Texans' 24-point second quarter, a franchise record for points in a quarter, while calling all the plays at the line. He was the team's play-caller in the first half, but offensive coordinator Joe Pendry took over the play-calling in the second half because the Texans wanted to manage the clock with a lead. 725 Grossman, Rex (Chicago Bears) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Rex Grossman has apparently retaken the starting job he lost when he fractured his left ankle on Aug. 12. In his first action of the season, Grossman inherited a 6-3 lead and led the Bears to a 16-3 victory over Atlanta, completing nine of 16 for 93 yards. 93 Barber, Tiki (New York Giants) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Tiki Barber had 220 yards on 29 carries against the Chiefs and has now gained 1,557 yards for the season -- breaking his team career record (1,518) with two games remaining. 1952 Warner, Kurt (Arizona Cardinals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Kurt Warner suffered a sprained right medial collateral ligament Sunday against Houston. Although he's out for the season, he's not expected to need surgery and should be fine after a few weeks of rest and rehabilitation. 1203 McGahee, Willis (Buffalo Bills) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Willis McGahee injured his elbow and suffered other bumps and bruises that limited his work against Denver to nine carries for 36 yards. He was able to score on a 1-yard run, his first TD in seven games, and he did catch three passes for 14 yards. 662 Givens, David (New England Patriots) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR David Givens established a single-game career best with 137 yards on a game-high six catches against Tampa Bay. The output, which included three catches of more than 30 yards and a 16-yard second quarter touchdown, was Givens' second 100-yard game of the year. He has matched his career high with 56 catches on the season. 1599 Sanders, Deion (Baltimore Ravens) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Deion Sanders is expected to retire after the season, although he has refused to make his decision official. He has played for the Ravens for the past two seasons after sitting out from 2001 to 2003. 609 Freeney, Dwight (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Dwight Freeney recorded the 50th sack of his career. Freeney now has 50.5, surpassing the franchise record set by former Colts LB Duane Bickett (50). Freeney also recorded his 23rd career forced fumble Sunday against San Diego. 781 Harrison, Marvin (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Marvin Harrison now has 12,527 receiving yards, surpassing Lenny Moore's total of 12,449 for the most in franchise history. Harrison, with his 135 yards receiving against the Chargers, notched his 53rd career 100-yard receiving game. 1422 Petitgout, Luke (New York Giants) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Luke Petitgout, who sat out Saturday's game with a back injury, will be evaluated this week to see if he can play Sunday. "We warmed him up and he felt good, but still had the question mark about how he could perform and how long he could perform," coach Tom Coughlin said. "So, he was a guy that we made active. We felt like in case we got in trouble there, he could give us a few snaps, but he really didn't warm up as well as I was hoping he would. " 641 Garrard, David (Jacksonville Jaguars) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB David Garrard struggled against 49ers as he had only a 68.3 quarterback rating while completing 21 of 40 passes for 216 yards. His 13-yard run in the second quarter was the game's only touchdown. 1213 McKenzie, Kareem (New York Giants) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RT Kareem McKenzie (strained hamstring) missed Saturday's game, but coach Tom Coughlin said he hoped he would be ready to play against Washington. 1226 McNair, Steve (Tennessee Titans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Steve McNair looked as good as he has all season Sunday against Seattle, connecting on 23 of 38 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns to Drew Bennett. His targets were more reliable, and his pass protection didn't allow a sack. 216 Brown, Chris (Tennessee Titans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Chris Brown carried 20 times for 56 yards against Seattle, but he suffered a shoulder injury that may have limited his snaps in the second half. He also got stuffed on a crucial fourth-down play. 1882 Turner, Michael (San Diego Chargers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Michael Turner had a career day in just one quarter of filling in for LaDanian Tomlinson. Turner had an 83-yard touchdown run, finishing with a game-high 113 yards on eight carries. 954 Johnson, Larry (Kansas City Chiefs) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Larry Johnson had his second-best game of the season against the Giants, but his 167-yard, two-touchdown game still left him playing second fiddle to New York's Tiki Barber. Johnson had a club-record seventh straight 100-yard game, giving him eight for the season. 1540 Rivera, Marco (Dallas Cowboys) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- G Marco Rivera suffered strained neck in the fourth quarter against Washington. He was helped off the field on a cart. Although the X-rays were negative, he was kept over night in a Washington-area hospital. 54074 Herremans, Todd (Philadelphia Eagles) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Todd Herremans fractured his left ankle in the second quarter Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season. 1834 Thomas, Randy (Washington Redskins) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RG Randy Thomas fractured his right fibula and is out for the year. Ray Brown, 43, will take his place. 240 Brunell, Mark (Washington Redskins) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Mark Brunell threw four TD passes Sunday against Dallas, the first Redskin to do so since Brad Johnson in 1999 against Carolina. 1466 Portis, Clinton (Washington Redskins) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Clinton Portis ran for 112 yards on 23 carries against Dallas, giving him three straight 100-yard games for the first time as a Redskin. 4536 Garcia, Jeff (Detroit Lions) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Jeff Garcia was benched in the fourth quarter after an ineffective performance in the Lions' 41-17 loss to Cincinnati. Although Garcia completed 13 of 21 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown, he was intercepted three times and was unable to move the Lions consistently. In five starts with the Lions, he has a 1-4 record. He has thrown three touchdown passes but has been intercepted six times. 1350 O'Neal, Deltha (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Deltha O'Neal set a franchise single-season record with his 10th interception. Ken Riley had the record of nine in 1976. 426 Davis, Domanick (Houston Texans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Domanick Davis missed his third start of the season Sunday against Arizona because swelling in his knee. 46 Anderson, Courtney (Oakland Raiders) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Courtney Anderson suffered a knee injury Sunday that coach Norv Turner said could be serious in nature. The closest thing the Raiders have to a prototype tight end is Zeron Flemister, who was inactive. Randall Williams, who plays tight end in some sets, is a slender 220 pounds and is a converted wide receiver. 54653 Orton, Kyle (Chicago Bears) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Kyle Orton was benched after a first half against Atlanta in which he completed two of 10 passes for 12 yards. 904 Jackson, Steven (St. Louis Rams) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Steven Jackson rushed for 82 yards on 16 carries, but a hip pointer made him a non-factor on the second half against Philadelphia. Jackson carried just four times for minus-3 yards after halftime. 1645 Seubert, Rich (New York Giants) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LG Rich Seubert, who hadn't played since Oct. 19, 2003, when he suffered a horrifying spiral compound fracture of his right tibia, fibula and ankle in a game against the Eagles, made it all the way back and started against the Chiefs. "I feel so good for him, it is so emotional and inspirational," TB Tiki Barber said. "He has proved that when you work hard and then harder and harder, you can achieve." 770 Harris, Al (Green Bay Packers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Al Harris won't face charges stemming from allegations of sexual assault involving a stripper at a dance club in Pompano Beach, Fla., in April. Broward County prosecutors last week cited inconsistent evidence and conflicting witness statements for not pursuing the case against Harris, 31, who maintained his innocence all along. 1675 Simms, Chris (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Chris Simms jammed his the thumb on his left throwing hand but finished the game Saturday against New England. The injury is not believed to be serious. 53949 Gore, Frank (San Francisco 49ers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Frank Gore made a bid to keep the starting job from Kevan Barlow, whose left knee bruise kept him out of the starting lineup against Jacksonville. Gore, a third-round draft pick from the University of Miami, rushed for 79 yards rushing on a career-high 19 carries. He also caught a team-high three passes for 57 yards. 25 Alexander, Shaun (Seattle Seahawks) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Shaun Alexander surged back into the NFL rushing lead with a 172-yard performance Sunday against Tennessee. Alexander also added to his league-leading touchdown total with a 1-yard scoring run. He now has 1,668 yards and 24 touchdowns on the ground this season. 789 Hasselbeck, Matt (Seattle Seahawks) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Matt Hasselbeck strengthened his case to be the Pro Bowl starter by completing 21 of 27 passes for 285 yards and three TDs during a 28-24 victory over the Titans. Hasselbeck upped his rating to an NFC-leading 96.3 heading into the final two games. He has 22 TD passes and nine interceptions, including seven TD passes over the past two games. He is averaging 7.7 yards per attempt. 1716 Smith, Steve (Carolina Panthers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Steve Smith was a stud again Sunday against the Saints with 85 yards receiving and two touchdowns, one coming on a 20-yard reverse. 627 Gamble, Chris (Carolina Panthers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Chris Gamble came up with his sixth interception of the season on a Hail Mary, but otherwise did not play well in the first half against the Saints. 1127 Lucas, Ken (Carolina Panthers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Ken Lucas recorded his fifth interception of the season and completely shut down the Saints' Joe Horn. 595 Foster, DeShaun (Carolina Panthers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB DeShaun Foster had 75 yards on 21 carries against the Saints before giving way to Nick Goings in the fourth quarter. Foster is unquestionably the team's top back with Stephen Davis on injured reserve. 672 Goings, Nick (Carolina Panthers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Nick Goings had 52 yards on 16 carries against the Saints and re-emerged as a weapon on offense. 1007 Kasay, John (Carolina Panthers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K John Kasay missed from 50 yards out against the Saints and has now missed eight of his last 10 field-goal tries. 844 Holcomb, Kelly (Buffalo Bills) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Kelly Holcomb was 12-for-16 for 116 yards during Buffalo's three scoring drives against Denver. On the year, his 66.7 completion percentage is a team record, surpassing Jim Kelly's mark of 64.14 in 1991. 1299 Moulds, Eric (Buffalo Bills) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Eric Moulds returned to the lineup after serving a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team and responded with nine catches for 110 yards against Denver. He had a 27-yard reception and a 3-yard reception, both good for first downs, on Buffalo's opening touchdown drive. 262 Burns, Joe (Buffalo Bills) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Joe Burns' 19-yard touchdown catch with 3:49 left against Denver was his first score in 56 NFL games. 536 Evans, Lee (Buffalo Bills) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Lee Evans had a long day against Denver, dropping two passes and finishing with just two catches for 5 yards. He had been Buffalo's hottest receiver in recent weeks. 1205 McGee, Terrence (Buffalo Bills) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- KR Terrence McGee topped 100 yards on five returns against Denver, the fifth time this season he's passed that mark. That ties a team record he shares with Charlie Rogers. 1468 Posey, Jeff (Buffalo Bills) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Jeff Posey had the Bills' lone sack of Denver's Jake Plummer. It was his second sack of the season. 1914 Vrabel, Mike (New England Patriots) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Mike Vrabel had one of the key defensive plays of the game against Tampa Bay with a second-quarter sack and forced fumble on Chris Simms that led to New England's third score of the day. Teammate Willie McGinest recovered the loose ball to give the Patriots possession at the Tampa 27. 1206 McGinest, Willie (New England Patriots) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Willie McGinest recorded a pair of sacks against Tampa Bay, pacing a New England defense that recorded a season-high seven sacks as a unit. McGinest now has 5.5 sacks on the year. 364 Colvin, Rosevelt (New England Patriots) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Rosevelt Colvin continued a hot streak against Tampa Bay by recording a sack in his fourth consecutive game. Colvin leads the Patriots with 6.5 sacks on the year after bringing down Chris Simms for an 8-yard loss to force a punt on the Bucs' opening possession. 465 Dillon, Corey (New England Patriots) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Corey Dillon didn't have a lot of room to run (19 carries for 48 yards) against the NFL's No. 2 ranked defense, but he still found his way to the end zone for a pair of scores in the win over the Bucs. Dillon leads New England with 11 touchdowns, including a 3-yard second-quarter rushing score and his first receiving TD of the year, a 2-yard catch in the fourth quarter. 65 Ashworth, Tom (New England Patriots) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- T Tom Ashworth not only got the start for the second straight week on the left side of the New England offensive line, but he also recorded his first career reception and touchdown after lining up at fullback in the first quarter. Ashworth, a former tight end in his early days at Colorado, caught a 1-yard pass from QB Tom Brady on New England's opening drive against Tampa Bay. He is one of 12 Patriots to record a touchdown reception this season. 170 Bollinger, Brooks (New York Jets) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Brooks Bollinger had career highs in completions (28), attempts (42) and yards (327), and tied his career high with two touchdown passes against Miami. He left the locker room with what was believed to be an electrostim device attached to his right hip. 54123 Houston, Cedric (New York Jets) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Cedric Houston had 84 yards rushing on 15 carries for a 5.6 per carry average. But he lost a fumble in the third quarter, and Miami responded with the tying touchdown on a 61-yard drive. 968 Jolley, Doug (New York Jets) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Doug Jolley had a career-high nine receptions for 102 yards against Miami. 158 Blaylock, Derrick (New York Jets) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Derrick Blaylock (foot) was inactive against Miami and will have to wait until at least Dec. 26 against New England to return from the fracture he suffered on Oct. 9. 1511 Reed, James (New York Jets) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- NT James Reed suffered a shoulder burner against Miami. 1546 Robertson, Dewayne (New York Jets) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Dewayne Robertson (thigh) sat out the Miami game. 223 Brown, Mark (New York Jets) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Mark Brown (neck) sat out the Miami game. 523 Ellis, Shaun (New York Jets) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Shaun Ellis (hamstring) sat out the Miami game. 1465 Porter, Joey (Pittsburgh Steelers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Joey Porter had a sack, a safety and an interception against Minnesota. 589 Foote, Larry (Pittsburgh Steelers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Larry Foote had five tackles for losses against the Vikings, including a stop on third down at the 1. He also had a sack and shared a safety with LB Joey Porter. 1557 Roethlisberger, Ben (Pittsburgh Steelers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Ben Roethlisberger has not thrown an interception in the past two games, both against the top thieves in the NFC, Minnesota and Chicago. He was, however, sacked four times by the Vikings. 1495 Randle El, Antwaan (Pittsburgh Steelers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Antwaan Randle El's second 72-yard punt return of the season set up the game's only touchdown in Minnesota. 1384 Parker, Willie (Pittsburgh Steelers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Willie Parker needs 63 yards rushing to become the first 1,000-yard rusher for Pittsburgh since Jerome Bettis in 2001. He had 81 yards on 10 carries against the Vikings. 53963 Green, Justin (Baltimore Ravens) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FB Justin Green should be able to start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings after being sidelined the past two games with a wrist injury. 1975 Weaver, Anthony (Baltimore Ravens) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Tony Weaver is expected to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings after missing the past two games with a back injury. 1147 Manning, Peyton (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Peyton Manning hit on 26 of 45 passes for 336 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in the Colts' first loss of the season, Sunday against San Diego. 461 Diem, Ryan (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OT Ryan Diem was injured midway through the first quarter against San Diego. Diem suffered what was thought to be a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. He did not return. 53891 Gandy, Dylan (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OG Dylan Gandy saw action against the Chargers, entering the game when Diem was injured. OG Jake Scott moved to tackle. 1636 Scott, Jake (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- G Jake Scott moved to tackle against San Diego after Ryan Diem (knee) was hurt. 998 June, Cato (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Cato June started against San Diego. June had missed the game at Jacksonville a week earlier as he recovered from knee, ankle and sports hernia injuries. 1677 Simon, Corey (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Corey Simon was inactive for the Chargers game. Simon did not practice last week due to a sprained left foot. 1865 Tripplett, Larry (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Larry Tripplett started in place of Corey Simon (foot) against San Diego. Tripplett had started the first two games of the regular season. 1168 Mathis, Robert (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Robert Mathis was inactive for the San Diego game. Mathis was held out of practice last week due to a foot injury. 882 Hutchins, Von (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Von Hutchins was inactive for the San Diego game (coach's decision). 307 Chapman, Kory (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Kory Chapman was inactive for the San Diego game (coach's decision). 7610 Vollers, Kurt (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OT Kurt Vollers was inactive for the San Diego game (coach's decision). 786 Hartsock, Ben (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Ben Hartsock was inactive for the San Diego game (coach's decision). 1276 Moorehead, Aaron (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Aaron Moorehead was inactive for the San Diego game (coach's decision). 1058 Labinjo, Mike (Indianapolis Colts) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Mike Labinjo was inactive for the San Diego game (coach's decision). 1807 Taylor, Fred (Jacksonville Jaguars) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Fred Taylor, who had carried only 16 times for 11 yards in the previous five games, ran 17 times for 61 yards against the 49ers. 977 Jones, Greg (Jacksonville Jaguars) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Greg Jones ran 12 times for 44 yards before leaving the 49ers game with a stinger. He'll be evaluated later this week. 2048 Williams, Reggie (Jacksonville Jaguars) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Reggie Williams, who had just three catches since suffering a concussion on Oct. 30, caught four passes for 65 yards against the 49ers. 54248 Jones, Matt (Jacksonville Jaguars) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Matt Jones had just two catches for 10 yards against the 49ers. He ran once for 2 yards when he lined up at quarterback. 134 Bennett, Drew (Tennessee Titans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Drew Bennett caught two touchdowns against Seattle for his most productive day of the season. 1396 Payton, Jarrett (Tennessee Titans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Jarrett Payton got three carries against Seattle but made the most for them with 9 yards and a touchdown. He was on the postgame injury report with low back spasms. 1867 Troupe, Ben (Tennessee Titans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Ben Troupe had the Titans' second 100-yard receiving day of the year with six catches for 116 yards against Seattle. 2093 Woolfolk, Andre (Tennessee Titans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Andre Woolfolk came out of the Seattle game with an ankle injury. 54511 Merriman, Shawne (San Diego Chargers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OLB Shawne Merriman had a big game against the Colts. The rookie collected two sacks, giving him a team-best nine for the season. 1381 Parker, Eric (San Diego Chargers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Eric Parker went out with a foot injury against the Colts. His status is undetermined. In his absence, veteran Keenan McCardell filled in instead of rookie Darren Sproles. Sproles lost the job recently because of his difficulties fielding punts. 54171 Jackson, Vincent (San Diego Chargers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Vincent Jackson is playing more due to injuries to With injuries to Kassim Osgood and Eric Parker. Jackson, a rookie, had a key 20-yard reception against the Colts and finished with two catches for 41 yards. 1001 Kaeding, Nate (San Diego Chargers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Nate Kaeding's confidence got a boost when he converted all four of his field-goal attempts at Indianapolis, including two from more than 47 yards. 712 Green, Trent (Kansas City Chiefs) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Trent Green had his second-worst day of the season, as measured by his 58 passer rating, Saturday against the Giants. He threw for only 176 yards with no touchdowns and a late interception. Green's worst outing also was the team's worst -- a 41.7 rating when the Chiefs managed only three points in the offensive debacle in Buffalo. 1022 Kennison, Eddie (Kansas City Chiefs) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Eddie Kennison was on crutches with a cast on his left knee after being injured Saturday against the Giants. He was hurt on a late-game play when he fumbled while fighting for yardage. 1382 Parker, Samie (Kansas City Chiefs) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Samie Parker had the best day of his two-year career with a six-catch, 87-yard outing, but he also had a big fumble after a 24-yard gain to the Giants 39 in the first half. 24 Alexander, Roc (Denver Broncos) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Roc Alexander took over kickoff returns with Darrent Williams out with a groin injury. Alexander only returned one kickoff against Buffalo, for 21 yards. 1446 Plummer, Jake (Denver Broncos) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Jake Plummer had an 18-yard run that set up a touchdown against Buffalo. Plummer can still make plays with his legs, although he doesn't take off and run as often as he did early in his career. 1085 Lelie, Ashley (Denver Broncos) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Ashley Lelie made only one catch against Buffalo, but it was a big one. Lelie caught a 40-yard pass on a third-and-10, twisting his body to make an over-the-shoulder grab. That catch set up a touchdown. 53750 Duke, Wesley (Denver Broncos) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Wesley Duke is raw but athletic. The Broncos used his skills on a fade route to score a 1-yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Bills. Duke is tall and can go up and get the ball -- he was a basketball player in college at Mercer. 444 Dayne, Ron (Denver Broncos) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Ron Dayne was a part of Denver's running back rotation for the past two weeks, but he was not used in Saturday's game against Buffalo. Dayne not only didn't get a carry, he didn't get in the game. 813 Henry, Anthony (Dallas Cowboys) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Anthony Henry was set back in practice on Friday with a strained groin that kept him out of three games earlier in the season. He didn't start against the Redskins and played sparingly. 1181 McBriar, Mat (Dallas Cowboys) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- P Mat McBriar is fearing for his job following a woeful performance against the Redskins. He had kicks of 24 and 15 yards, prompting coach Bill Parcells to mouth to special teams coach Bruce DeHaven that "he (McBriar) is gone." 159 Bledsoe, Drew (Dallas Cowboys) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Drew Bledsoe completed 16 of 29 passes for 153 yards and a passer rating of 42.0 against Washington. He was also sacked a season-high seven times, as was let down by an offensive line that committed six penalties in the first half and was overwhelmed all game. Bledsoe had three interceptions and lost a fumble in the game. 667 Glenn, Terry (Dallas Cowboys) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Terry Glenn now has 1,004 yards for the season, becoming the first Dallas receiver to top the 1,000-yard mark for a season since Raghib Ismail (1,097) in 1999. This is the third 1,000-yard receiving season of Glenn's career and his first since 1999 (1,147 in 1999 and 1,132 in 1996). All three of his 1,000-yard seasons have come with Drew Bledsoe at quarterback. 823 Hicks, Artis (Philadelphia Eagles) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LG Artis Hicks moved outside and replaced injured LT Todd Herremans (ankle) in the second quarter Sunday. He'll stay there for the rest of the season. 328 Clarke, Adrien (Philadelphia Eagles) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- G Adrien Clarke will make his third start of the season Sunday at left guard. He'll replace Artis Hicks, who has moved to left tackle to replace injured Todd Herremans. 1221 McMahon, Mike (Philadelphia Eagles) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Mike McMahon has completed just 23 of 58 passes in the first halves of his five starts. He's averaging just 4.8 yards per attempt in the first half. He had three interceptions Sunday against the Rams, but coach Andy Reid does not plan to bench him. 373 Cooley, Chris (Washington Redskins) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- H-back Chris Cooley had three touchdown catches against Dallas, the first Redskin to do so since WR Michael Westbrook against Arizona in 1998. 411 Daniels, Phillip (Washington Redskins) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Phillip Daniels tied a Redskins record with four sacks against Dallas. 769 Harrington, Joey (Detroit Lions) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Joey Harrington came off the bench in the fourth quarter to direct the Lions to their final touchdown in a 41-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Harrington, who was benched a month ago in favor of Jeff Garcia, completed six of seven passes for 77 yards, including a 35-yard touchdown play to Charles Rogers. 1558 Rogers, Charles (Detroit Lions) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Charles Rogers, who has been used sparingly and wasn't even active for the Lions' Dec. 4 game against Minnesota, caught three passes for 71 yards against Cincinnati. He scored his first touchdown since his rookie season two years ago. Rogers caught a fourth-quarter pass from QB Joey Harrington and turned it into a 35-yard touchdown play. 7045 Bly, Dre (Detroit Lions) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Dre' Bly had the unenviable task of covering Cincinnati WR Chad Johnson and came out the worse for it. Bly had 10 tackles and two assists, primarily as the result of tackling Johnson after a catch. Johnson finished the game with 11 catches for 99 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' 41-17 win. Bly had an interception late in the game. 1561 Rogers, Shaun (Detroit Lions) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Shaun Rogers, whose 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness was a major contribution to Green Bay's overtime win against the Lions the previous week, had a strong performance against Cincinnati, including a sack. But he also contributed a 15-yard penalty for roughing the passer on the Bengals' third touchdown drive. 938 Johnson, Brad (Minnesota Vikings) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Brad Johnson, who had been 6-0 as a starter since replacing the injured Daunte Culpepper, suffered a defeat Sunday when he couldn't get the Vikings into the end zone in an 18-3 loss to Pittsburgh. 2040 Williams, Kevin (Minnesota Vikings) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Kevin Williams returned after missing two games because of a sprained right knee. Williams was second on the Vikings with six tackles and had a sack against Pittsburgh. 54216 Johnson, Marcus (Minnesota Vikings) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RT Marcus Johnson sprained his right ankle in the third quarter against Pittsburgh and did not return. He was wearing a walking boot on his foot afterward, and the Vikings are concerned he might miss some time. Veteran Mike Rosenthal, benched in favor of Johnson, would return to a starting role if that's the case. 597 Fowler, Melvin (Minnesota Vikings) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- C Melvin Fowler sprained his left ankle in the third quarter against Pittsburgh and did not return. Cory Withrow replaced him. 775 Harris, Napoleon (Minnesota Vikings) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Napoleon Harris suffered a concussion in the second half against Pittsburgh. 1631 Scott, Darrion (Minnesota Vikings) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Darrion Scott suffered a right arm stinger in the first quarter against Pittsburgh but was able to return. 2008 Wiggins, Jermaine (Minnesota Vikings) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Jermaine Wiggins sprained his left ankle in the third quarter against Pittsburgh but returned. 54300 Kluwe, Chris (Minnesota Vikings) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- P Chris Kluwe was back Sunday against Pittsburgh after missing one game because of a strained right knee. The rookie's return should mean the Vikings will release veteran punter Darren Bennett. 1724 Smoot, Fred (Minnesota Vikings) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Fred Smoot, an offseason free agent pickup from Washington, continues to play in the nickel package. Brian Williams, who replaced Smoot when he missed four games because of a fractured collarbone, remains the starter. 909 Jacox, Kendyl (New Orleans Saints) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LG Kendyl Jacox was inactive for Sunday's game with the Carolina Panthers because of a knee problem. 847 Holland, Montrae (New Orleans Saints) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LG Montrae Holland moved over from his starting spot at right guard to replace Kendyl Jacox against the Panthers. 1173 Mayberry, Jermane (New Orleans Saints) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RG Jermane Mayberry started for the first time in six games when he stepped in for Montrae Holland against the Panthers. Mayberry left late in the game when he hurt his left elbow, but the extent of the injury was not known. 862 Horn, Joe (New Orleans Saints) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Joe Horn re-injured his left hamstring against the Panthers. The original injury had caused him to miss three games and most of another, but he's expected to be OK. 840 Hodge, Sedrick (New Orleans Saints) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- SLB Sedrick Hodge, who has a sprained left ankle, was inactive for the game with the Panthers. 1685 Slaughter, T.J. (New Orleans Saints) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- SLB T.J. Slaughter made his first start for the Saints when he replaced Sedrick Hodge (ankle) in the lineup against the Panthers. 870 Howard, Darren (New Orleans Saints) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RDE Darren Howard was inactive for the Panthers game because of a sore right knee. He is not expected to play in the final two games. 1230 Meier, Shad (New Orleans Saints) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Shad Meier did not dress Sunday because of a knee problem, which has sidelined him for most of the season. 7819 Leisle, Rodney (New Orleans Saints) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Rodney Leisle was inactive for the 14th straight game. 1961 Washington, Kelley (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Kelley Washington, who has been supplanted by Chris Henry as the third wide receiver and has played in just five games, played well against Detroit. He almost doubled his season output of five receptions for 49 yards. Washington had four receptions against the Lions for 48 yards and his first touchdown, an 18-yard slant pattern. He outmuscled a Detroit defensive back for the ball at the goal line. "My mind-set the whole season has been if the opportunity comes, I'm going to be ready and do the job that's asked of me," Washington said. "That's all part of being a professional." 54071 Henry, Chris (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Chris Henry was not active against Detroit, and coach Marvin Lewis said his actions were disciplinary for the rookie. Henry was arrested early Thursday morning in Covington, Ky. Henry's case was continued Friday morning in Kenton District Court until Jan. 13. 867 Houshmandzadeh, T.J. (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh left the Detroit game with a foot injury but did return. 1016 Kelly, Reggie (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Reggie Kelly suffered an injury to his right hand against Detroit, but X-rays were negative. 941 Johnson, Chad (Cincinnati Bengals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Chad Johnson, who had a 1-yard touchdown reception among his 11 catches and 99 yards, didn't celebrate. He shook the official's hand and handed him the ball. After the Steelers had won earlier at Minnesota, the Bengals needed a victory to clinch. "The game was of too much importance for me to even celebrate," Johnson said. 242 Bryant, Antonio (Cleveland Browns) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Antonio Bryant caught five passes for 86 yards Sunday at Oakland and has a career-best 836 yards. 1658 Shea, Aaron (Cleveland Browns) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Aaron Shea was on the inactive list Sunday at Oakland because of a swollen calf muscle. TE Paul Irons replaced him on the active roster. 54155 Irons, Paul (Cleveland Browns) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Paul Irons replaced TE Aaron Shea (calf) at Oakland. 443 Dawson, Phil (Cleveland Browns) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Phil Dawson has made a career high 25 field goals. He is 25-for-27 this season and he has made 30 of his last 32. His 37-yarder as time expired Sunday lifted the Browns to a 9-7 win at Oakland. 53643 Cribbs, Josh (Cleveland Browns) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Joshua Cribbs caught his first pass of the season Sunday against Oakland. It was for 7 yards, and it helped set up a field goal. 540 Faine, Jeff (Cleveland Browns) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- C Jeff Faine left the Oakland game with a right arm injury. The biceps could be torn, which would mean he'd miss the final two games. 5896 Morgan, Donovan (Houston Texans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Donovan Morgan made his NFL debut and had one reception for 9 yards against Arizona. He also lined up to return a punt, but the ball sailed into the end zone and so there was no return. 73 Babin, Jason (Houston Texans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- OLB Jason Babin racked up two sacks against Arizona, the first multi-sack game of his career. 54563 Morency, Vernand (Houston Texans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Vernand Morency scored his first NFL touchdown on a 25-yard carry in the second quarter Sunday against Arizona. 1983 Wells, Jonathan (Houston Texans) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Jonathan Wells made his third start of the season and had a career-high 28 carries Sunday against Arizona. He finished with 87 rushing yards. 257 Burgess, Derrick (Oakland Raiders) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Derrick Burgess had a sack of Cleveland QB Charlie Frye, his 14th of the season. The club record is 15.5, set by Sean Jones in 1986. 917 Janikowski, Sebastian (Oakland Raiders) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- PK Sebastian Janikowski missed a 51-yard field-goal attempt and had a 46-yarder blocked against Cleveland. Janikowski is now 19-for-29, his most missed field-goal attempts since missing 10 as a rookie. 990 Jordan, LaMont (Oakland Raiders) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB LaMont Jordan rushed for a career-high 132 yards on 25 carries against Cleveland and has 272 carries for 1,025 yards. 726 Grove, Jake (Oakland Raiders) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- C/G Jake Grove was inactive against Cleveland with a sore right knee, with Brad Badger taking over as the starting left guard. 77 Badger, Brad (Oakland Raiders) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LG Brad Badger started in place of Jake Grove (knee). 831 Hill, Renaldo (Oakland Raiders) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DB Renaldo Hill had his first interception as a Raider on Sunday against Cleveland and the ninth of his career. It was the fourth interception of the season for the Raiders, an NFL low. 54886 Routt, Stanford (Oakland Raiders) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Stanford Routt, a rookie second-round draft pick, subbed for Fabian Washington (knee) and had his best game as a Raider with two pass deflections and a sack against Cleveland. 55205 Washington, Fabian (Oakland Raiders) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Fabian Washington hit his knee on the helmet of Cleveland quarterback Charlie Frye. He left in the first quarter, attempted to come back twice, then didn't play at all in the second half. 400 Crumpler, Alge (Atlanta Falcons) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Alge Crumpler is usually sure-handed, but not on Sunday night in frigid Soldier Field. He struggled to adjust his routes, turning one of his assets into a liability. He caught two passes for 14 yards. 54307 Koenen, Michael (Atlanta Falcons) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- P Michael Koenen had a great night on a cold, cold night at Chicago. The rookie averaged 39 yards on six attempts, with a long of 50. Not bad. 721 Griffith, Justin (Atlanta Falcons) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FB Justin Griffith isn't the answer on kickoff returns. Michael Jenkins, Roddy White or Jerome Pathon are better alternatives. 1515 Reese, Ike (Atlanta Falcons) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Ike Reese hasn't made the difference on special teams that Atlanta had hoped. Penalties have hurt his performance, and he hasn't broken seams he was supposed to in coverage. 54611 Newton, Cam (Atlanta Falcons) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- S Cam Newton made a rookie mistake when his illegal block above the waist wiped out DeAngelo Hall's 21-yard punt return in the first quarter at Chicago. That might be the last chance Newton gets. 987 Jones, Thomas (Chicago Bears) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Thomas Jones picked up 91 yards on 27 carries against Atlanta after failing to get 20 carries in either of the previous two games. 141 Berrian, Bernard (Chicago Bears) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Bernard Berrian caught two passes for 20 yards against Atlanta, rushed twice for 31 yards and returned two punts for 30 yards. 1901 Vasher, Nathan (Chicago Bears) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Nate Vasher intercepted his eighth pass Sunday against Atlanta, leaving him two short of the Bears' all-time record. He is tied for second in the NFL with Denver's Champ Bailey and Minnesota's Darren Sharper. 1110 Little, Leonard (St. Louis Rams) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Leonard Little had one of his better games in a while, with two sacks, a forced fumble and fumble recovery against the Eagles. Little, who had been playing with ankle and knee injuries, had his hand X-rayed after the game, but the results were negative. 5596 Martin, Jamie (St. Louis Rams) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Jamie Martin came off the bench for the final two possessions against Philadelphia and completed eight of 11 passes for 58 yards, just 11 yards fewer than QB Ryan Fitzpatrick gained in the first three-plus quarters. 550 Faulk, Trev (St. Louis Rams) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- MLB Trev Faulk started again in place of Chris Claiborne and was credited with 11 tackles against the Eagles. Claiborne did not play in the game. 549 Faulk, Marshall (St. Louis Rams) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Marshall Faulk had his most active game of the season, with 108 combined yards against Philadelphia. Faulk rushed 16 times for 87 yards and added 21 yards on three receptions. 53835 Fitzpatrick, Ryan (St. Louis Rams) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed just one of 10 passes for 6 yards in the second half before being pulled in favor of Jamie Martin. Fitzpatrick finished 10-for-24 for 69 yards with one touchdown and one interception. 2001 Whitfield, Bob (New York Giants) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LT Bob Whitfield, in his first start since 2003 in Atlanta, played well against the Chiefs. He provided the block that gave RB Tiki Barber the 5 yards he needed near the end of the game to set the team's single-season rushing record. "I just held my block and held my block and waiting to see where the little guy was," he said. "I was happy to be the one, happy to be on this team." 53366 Blackburn, Chase (New York Giants) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- MLB Chase Blackburn, the rookie free agent who started for Antonio Pierce, was still in a state of disbelief after the win over the Chiefs. "I am so excited and so happy I just can't believe it really happened," he said. "I need to think about this." Blackburn had nine solo tackles. He was signed out of Akron, where he was the roommate of QB Charlie Frye, drafted in the third round by Cleveland. 419 Davenport, Najeh (Green Bay Packers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Najeh Davenport expects to be running again by late March as he continues his arduous recovery from a season-ending broken right ankle sustained Oct. 9. Davenport underwent surgery the next day and had a large screw and nine small pins inserted in the ankle. Davenport, the Packers' top backup to Ahman Green, will be an unrestricted free agent. He said his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, hasn't talked to the team about a new contract. 811 Henderson, William (Green Bay Packers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- FB William Henderson, slated to be an unrestricted free agent in March, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last week that he's considered playing alongside cousin Rudi Johnson, Cincinnati's featured back. "Would I be willing to block for my little cousin in Cincinnati? Heck, yeah. I love the way he works," Henderson said. Henderson, 34, is finishing his 11th NFL season, all with the Packers. He feels he has three more years left in him but isn't sure if they'll be in Green Bay. 1004 Kampman, Aaron (Green Bay Packers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Aaron Kampman has been targeted by the Packers as one of their free agents-to-be they would like to retain. The team has begun negotiations on a long-term contract with Kampman, who's in the midst of his most productive of four NFL seasons. Kampman has flourished as an every-down player in first-year coordinator Jim Bates' system. Kampman is threatening Ezra Johnson's 107 tackles in 1983, the largest single-season bounty by a Packers defensive lineman. 55262 Williams, Carnell (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Cadillac Williams had 10 runs of 2 yards or less Saturday against New England. Williams was held to 23 yards on 14 attempts. 1201 McFarland, Anthony (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DT Anthony McFarland did not play Saturday due to a hamstring strain. He will be questionable against the Falcons. 1529 Rice, Simeon (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Simeon Rice recorded his 10th sack of the season Saturday. 148 Bidwell, Josh (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- P Josh Bidwell had his string of 14 straight games with a punt of at least 50 yards broken on Saturday at New England. Bidwell had two punts of 49 yards. 834 Hilliard, Ike (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Ike Hilliard led the Bucs in receptions for the second straight week with five catches for 50 yards against New England. 1488 Rackers, Neil (Arizona Cardinals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Neil Rackers made both his field-goal attempts against Houston, bringing him within three of tying the NFL record for a season (39). 1190 McCown, Josh (Arizona Cardinals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Josh McCown is expected to recover from flu symptoms to start Saturday against Philadelphia. McCown played in just one series against Houston after Kurt Warner was injured. He was too sick to continue in the second half. He completed one of four passes and threw an interception. 168 Boldin, Anquan (Arizona Cardinals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Anquan Boldin had more than 100 yards receiving for the fifth straight game and the eighth time this season. Boldin caught his sixth touchdown pass of the year. 1690 Smith, Antonio (Arizona Cardinals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Antonio Smith, in his second year, recorded the first two sacks of his career against the Texans. While not a great player, Smith has shown some ability since starting in place of the injured Bertrand Berry. 53273 Arrington, J.J. (Arizona Cardinals) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB J.J. Arrington continues to start ahead of Marcel Shipp. Not that it matters, because the Cardinals can't run the ball, and they don't show much interest in trying. There were some holes early against the Texans, but the club fell behind by 17 points in the first half and turned to the pass. 95 Barlow, Kevan (San Francisco 49ers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- RB Kevan Barlow's left knee bruise kept him out of Sunday's loss at Jacksonville. 54971 Smith, Alex (San Francisco 49ers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- QB Alex Smith completed just eight of 24 passes for 123 yards with one interception at Jacksonville. 2110 Young, Bryant (San Francisco 49ers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- DE Bryant Young returned to the starting lineup Sunday after missing three games with ligament and cartilage tears to his right knee. Young's return provided inspiration for the team, coach Mike Nolan said. 108 Battle, Arnaz (San Francisco 49ers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Arnaz Battle, who missed his sixth game of the season with a right knee problem that was recently diagnosed as a stress fracture, is closing in on a contract extension with the club. Battle is scheduled to be a restricted free agent. 1417 Peterson, Julian (San Francisco 49ers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- LB Julian Peterson sustained a slight separation of his right shoulder against the Jaguars. He admitted that the condition prevented him from being as physical as he wanted to be. Peterson whiffed on a tackle attempt of Jaguars QB David Garrard on a play that resulted in the game's only touchdown. 1736 Spencer, Shawntae (San Francisco 49ers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- CB Shawntae Spencer missed his first game of the season, as he sat after sustaining a strained quadriceps during practice last week. Spencer was the team's only defensive back to start the first 13 games of the season. 1113 Lloyd, Brandon (San Francisco 49ers) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Brandon Lloyd caught one pass for 6 yards at Jacksonville before leaving with a neck strain. Lloyd was listed as questionable on the team's preliminary injury report, but he said he expects to practice Wednesday and be available for the game against the Rams on Saturday. 896 Jackson, Darrell (Seattle Seahawks) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Darrell Jackson returned from a 10-week layoff to catch six passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. Jackson played almost every snap offensively. He did not feel 100 percent, but this was a good first step in his return from knee surgery. 528 Engram, Bobby (Seattle Seahawks) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- WR Bobby Engram caught six passes for 95 yards against the Titans. He has 63 catches this season despite missing three games to injury. Engram ranks ninth among NFC players in receptions. 1762 Stevens, Jerramy (Seattle Seahawks) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- TE Jerramy Stevens caught another touchdown pass Sunday against Tennessee. He now has TD receptions in back-to-back games. The return of WR Darrell Jackson made it tougher for the Titans to double-team him. 221 Brown, Josh (Seattle Seahawks) (12/18/2005) ---------------------------------------------------------- K Josh Brown had a field goal blocked Sunday due to a breakdown in the protection. The play turned the momentum of the game, and the Titans reeled off 24 consecutive points.

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