NFC North player

Summary of news and notes on individuals within division from NFL's Week 6

-- QB Brett Favre
is expected to be fine after his surgically repaired left ankle was rolled up on in Sunday's win over Washington. Favre played the entire game but had his worst performance of the season with a 43.5 passer rating. He had no touchdown passes and two interceptions, which moved him ahead of George Blanda for the all-time league record with 279.

-- RB DeShawn Wynn was the featured back for the third straight game. He gained only 37 yards on 13 carries but had a 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

-- RB Brandon Jackson, the starting halfback for the first three games, was a healthy inactive Sunday. Jackson had been sidelined with a strained shin but returned for a full practice load last week.

-- WR Donald Driver has been kept out of the end zone three straight games, his longest stretch without a touchdown since he was shut out the last six games of the 2005 season. Driver had a co-team-high five catches for just 38 yards Sunday.

-- WR Greg Jennings had a streak of three consecutive games with a TD reception snapped. He caught only three passes for 20 yards Sunday.

-- TE Donald Lee was on the receiving end of the team's longest play from scrimmage this season, a 60-yard pass from Favre in the Packers' second series of the game Sunday. The gain is a career long for Lee and set up Wynn's touchdown.

-- CB Charles Woodson decided the 17-14 outcome with a 57-yard return for a touchdown on a fumble recovery late in the third quarter. It was the fourth career touchdown for Woodson on defense but his first on a fumble recovery. He also had his first interception of the season Sunday after tying for the NFC lead with eight last year.

-- DE/DT Cullen Jenkins finished the game after sustaining knee and ankle injuries on the same play late in the first half. The injuries aren't considered serious. Jenkins earlier recorded his first sack of the season.

--DE Aaron Kampman had two late sacks of the Redskins' Jason Campbell to help seal the win. It was Kampman's first two-sack game of the season. He leads the team with five sacks this season.

-- MLB Nick Barnett led the defense in tackles for the fifth time in six games this season with a game-high 12.

-- QB Jon Kitna is coming off his worst statistical performance as a Lion, 106 passing yards Oct. 7 at Washington. He also threw two interceptions and fumbled three times.

-- RB Kevin Jones didn't touch the ball in the first half Oct. 7, but he carried the load in the second half with 11 carries and two catches. His role is expected to increase as his health improves. He is three games into his return from a bad foot injury.

-- TE Sean McHugh suffered a broken hand Oct. 7. It is unclear what role he will be able to play, if any.

-- WR Roy Williams, the Lions' No. 1 target, is averaging 84.8 receiving yards per game.

-- WR Calvin Johnson's sore lower back seems to have improved over the bye week. He worked well Monday.

-- DT Shaun Rogers, who can be the Lions' most dominant defensive player, continues to have knee and conditioning issues and cannot last an entire game.

-- DT Cory Redding is playing with an elbow problem and hasn't been nearly as dominant as he was last season when he played so well the Lions made him their franchise player.

-- CB Keith Smith has an injured ankle and did not practice Monday.

-- LB Alex Lewis, who has a hamstring injury, returned to practice Monday.

-- WR Troy Walters appears to be the Lions' kick returner as well as their punt returner.

-- QB Tarvaris Jackson returned Sunday against Chicago after a two-game absence because of a strained groin. Jackson completed only nine of 23 passes for 136 yards, but he did not have an interception and threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Troy Williamson in a 34-31 victory. In his last start, Jackson had four interceptions and a terrible 26.4 rating.

-- RB Adrian Peterson had a day most players can only dream about against the Bears. He rushed for a Vikings single-game record 224 yards on 20 carries with touchdown runs of 67, 73 and 35 yards. He also added a 53-yard kickoff return late in the fourth quarter to set up Ryan Longwell's winning 55-yard field goal. Peterson's 361 all-purpose yards were the third-highest single-game mark in NFL history, and his 607 rushing yards this season ranks as the second-highest five-game total for a rookie in league annals.

-- RB Chester Taylor actually had two more carries than Peterson against Chicago but gained 83 yards. That averaged out to 3.8 yards per carry; Peterson averaged 11.2 yards per touch. Nonetheless, coach Brad Childress continues to refer to Peterson as Taylor's backup.

-- TE Visanthe Shiancoe did not catch a pass for the second game this season. He was overthrown on at least one occasion. Shiancoe did throw some key blocks on Peterson's runs but the lack of passes directed his way has been curious considering the free agent investment the Vikings made in him during the off-season.

-- WR Bobby Wade caught a team-leading three passes for 30 yards against the Bears. Wade also had four fair catches on punt returns against his former teammates, falling one shy of the Vikings single-game record. His 18 catches for 203 yards leads the team but he has yet to catch a touchdown.

-- WR Troy Williamson caught his first touchdown pass Sunday since Oct. 2, 2005. Williamson dropped the first pass thrown his way -- a problem that has plagued him during his career -- but the Vikings went right back at him. He finished with two receptions for 69 yards.

-- S Dwight Smith had an interception in the fourth quarter at Chicago but was later victimized on the Bears' two late touchdowns to tie the score at 31. Smith missed a tackle on Muhsin Muhammad's 33-yard score and was beaten by Devin Hester on an 81-yard scoring pass. Smith has been playing despite a hamstring injury but he refused to blame that for his late-game struggles.

-- LB Vinny Ciurciu, who is a key member of the Vikings' special teams, suffered a high ankle sprain and is unlikely to play at Dallas on Sunday.

-- LB E.J. Henderson briefly had to come out of Sunday's game because of a shoulder stinger but still finished with a game-high 10 tackles and had a forced fumble. Henderson's hit on Jason McKie on the final play of the first half left the Bears fullback lying on the field until almost midway through halftime. McKie was all right.

-- FB Naufahu Tahi suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament against Chicago and won't play at Dallas. Tahi, like Vinny Ciurciu, has been a special-teams contributor.

-- QB Brian Griese threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns but was intercepted twice, giving him six picks in three starts, the same number as former starter Rex Grossman had in three starts before he was benched. Griese also lost a fumble that halted a potential scoring drive in plus territory late in the first half.

-- RB Cedric Benson failed for the fifth time in six games to average 4.0 yards per carry, as he was held to 67 yards on 18 attempts (3.7-yard average) vs. the Vikings. On 119 carries, Benson doesn't have a run of longer than 16 yards.

-- TE Desmond Clark caught three passes for 48 yards and has had at least three receptions in five of six games.

-- WR Bernard Berrian rebounded with five catches for 78 yards a week after leaving early with a toe injury. Berrian, who has led the Bears in receiving five times in six games, also had his first touchdown catch of the season, a 39-yarder.

-- WR Muhsin Muhammad had just two catches, but one was a 33-yard touchdown, his second of the season on just 12 catches.

-- WLB Lance Briggs was the only Bear with double-digit tackles vs. the Vikings, finishing with 10.

-- LB Brian Urlacher had just five tackles vs. Minnesota, less than half his average.

-- NT Anthony Adams, who started in place of injured Darwin Walker (knee), was the only player to receive praise from coach Lovie Smith for his play last Sunday. Adams led the defensive linemen with five tackles, including two for negative yardage.

-- TE Greg Olsen had his second straight personal-best performance with five catches for 63 yards, a week after catching 4 for 57 yards.

-- RS Devin Hester's 89-yard punt-return TD improved his league-leading average to 19.4 yards. He also had an 81-yard touchdown on his only reception of the game and just his second of the season.

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