NFC North player wire

Summary of news and notes on individuals within division from NFL's Week 10

GREEN BAY PACKERS
QB Brett Favre was knocked woozy by a shot to the helmet from Minnesota DE Kenechi Udeze in the third quarter of the Packers' 34-0 win Sunday. Udeze drew a 15-yard penalty for the unsportsmanlike hit just as Favre slid to the turf on a scramble. Favre stayed in the game before being relieved by Aaron Rodgers in the final few minutes of the blowout victory. Favre completed 33 of 46 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns. He joined Dan Marino as the only players in league history to throw for 60,000 yards. Favre has 60,257 yards in his 16-year career. Marino's record is 61,361.

-- FS Nick Collins missed the first game of his three-year career because of a sprained knee, which he suffered Nov. 4 at Kansas City. Collins is expected to be out at least three more weeks. Rookie Aaron Rouse made his starting debut in place of Collins.

-- RT Mark Tauscher was held out of the last quarter of Sunday's game because of an ankle injury that isn't considered serious.

-- LG Daryn Colledge moved to right tackle to replace Tauscher, with rookie Allen Barbre going in at guard. Colledge, a second-year player, had not played at right tackle since college.

-- TE Bubba Franks was sidelined for a third straight game because of a sprained knee. He isn't expected to return for at least another week.

-- DT Justin Harrell was deactivated for the third straight week because of a sprained ankle. The team's first-round draft pick this year has appeared in only two of nine games.

CHICAGO BEARS
WEEK 9 BYE WEEK

DE Adewale Ogunleye tied his career best with three sacks giving him seven for the season and vaulting him into a tie for the team lead with Tommie Harris.

-- WR Muhsin Muhammad's 87 receiving yards were a season best on four catches in Chicago's 17-6 win over the Raiders.

-- QB Brian Griese left the game against the Raiders with a shoulder injury. His status for next week remains unknown.

-- QB Rex Grossman finished with a passer rating of 109.8, thanks to his final pass of the game, a 59-yard touchdown to Bernard Berrian.

-- RB Cedric Benson got a season-high 29 carries but produced just 76 yards, a 2.6-yard average.

-- TE Greg Olsen was shut out after catching four or more passes in four straight games.

DETRIOT LIONS
CB Fernando Bryant left Sunday's game at Arizona with an ankle injury, but the Lions did not have an update on the severity. He was on crutches in the locker room and declined to comment after the Lions' 31-21 setback to the Cardinals.

-- RB Kevin Jones had four carries for minus-four yards and left the game twice because of soreness in his left foot, which he injured seriously last season.

-- DE Dewayne White did not play because of a triceps injury. He might be ready for Sunday's game against the Giants.

-- WR Roy Williams caught two touchdown passes after going five games without one. He had six catches for 45 yards.

-- QB Jon Kitna threw two interceptions after going three games without an interception. He also fumbled twice.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
With the Vikings getting hammered publicly for deciding not to pay WR Troy Williamson after he missed a week following the death of his grandmother, the team finally relented and agreed to give the wide receiver his check. The seventh-overall pick in the 2005 draft had missed the Nov. 4 game against San Diego. In a statement released through agent David Canter, Williamson said his check of $25,588.24 would go to a charitable foundation to be determined.

-- CB Antoine Winfield did not play for a second consecutive game because of a hamstring injury. He was replaced by rookie Marcus McCauley in Minnesota's 34-0 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

-- WR Sidney Rice, who caught a touchdown pass against San Diego, missed the Green Bay game because of a hamstring injury. It was the first game the rookie has sat out this season. -- WR Robert Ferguson played in Lambeau Field on Sunday for the first time since being cut by the Packers in training camp. He led all receivers with six catches for 59 yards, including one that went for 35 yards.

-- DE Brian Robison suffered a hyper-extended elbow Sunday but continued to play.


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