NFL Notes From Week 1

<b><u>Philadelphia Eagles</u></b> <br><br> RG Shawn Andrews will have surgery on his broken leg this week and will be out for the season.

They're going to have to put a screw or plate in there," coach Andy Reid said. "Anytime you have to do that, it takes (more) time (to recover)."

RB Brian Westbrook got 20 touches against the Giants and notched his first 100-yard rushing game.

LG Jermaine Mayberry will return to RG, as Shawn Andrews is out for the season with a broken leg.

G Artis Hicks will become the starter at LG now that RG Shawn Andrews is out with a broken leg. Jermaine Mayberry, who had been the starting LG, will move to RG.

LB Keith Adams got his first start as an Eagle Sunday, replacing linebacker Nate Wayne. Wayne, who missed the game with a hamstring injury, may miss next week's game as well.

Detroit Lions

WR Charles Rogers suffered a broken right collarbone and is likely to miss the rest of the season. X-rays indicated the break was an inch or two away from the location of last year's break, five games into the season. The injury occurred when Rogers dived for a QB Joey Harrington pass on the Lions' first offensive series of the season.

CB Dre' Bly has a grade 2 sprain of the left knee and is expected to be out of action 2-4 weeks. Because they have the bye week the first weekend in October, he might miss only two games if he makes a speedy recovery.

DT Shaun Rogers continues to make a reputation as a difference maker in the Lions defense. Rogers blocked a Chicago field-goal attempt, his fifth block in four NFL seasons to set up a 92-yard return by teammate Bracy Walker in the Lions' 20-16 season-opening win against Chicago. Rogers also had a fumble recovery and a quarterback sack.

RB Kevin Jones had a 15-yard run but finished the game with only 36-yards on 15 rushing attempts. His bigger contribution was a 34-yard reception on a Joey Harrington pass, setting up the Lions' second field goal of the game in the third quarter.

SS Bracy Walker was forced into starting duty when Brian Walker went on injured reserve. Walker paid dividends in the season opener when he returned a blocked field goal 92-yards for a touchdown and intercepted Rex Grossman's final pass of the game in the Lions end zone to preserve their 20-16 win.

Minnesota Vikings

CB Ken Irvin ruptured his right Achilles' tendon during a non-contact warm-up drill Sunday. He is expected to miss the entire season. "We have our work cut out for us," free safety Brian Russell said. "It's too bad about Ken, but we need a few other guys to come through and we'll be OK."

RB Moe Williams sprained his right ankle and might not be ready to practice by Tuesday. Williams had only six carries for 27-yards. If he isn't able to play, the Vikings could be in deep trouble. Onterrio Smith's four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy could start this week. Also, it's possible RB Michael Bennett might not return from his knee injury until Week 3.

K Morten Andersen made all five of his PATs and attempted no field goals. He also kicked off for the first time in two years and was unimpressive. Although his kicks were inside the 10, they were line drives that put the Vikings' cover men in difficult situations. The Vikings gave up a 62-yard return that resulted in a 31-yard touchdown drive.

CB Rushen Jones had to play the nickel back and even he admitted he didn't play well. Coach Mike Tice was especially angry with Jones when he gave up a 32-yard touchdown pass to Terry Glenn with five seconds left in the first half.

"I think Rushen played with a lack of confidence," Tice said.

CB Antoine Winfield was fearless against the Cowboys, making a game-high nine tackles. With 9:35 left in the game and the Vikings leading 28-17 and Dallas in the red zone, Winfield made a tackle, stripped the ball and recovered. Four plays later, the Vikings scored to take a 35-17 lead.

WR Kelly Campbell showed great burst in catching up to a 43-yard touchdown from Daunte Culpepper.

When Culpepper let go of the ball, there didn't appear to be any way Campbell would catch up to it. But he did, catching on his fingertips as he crossed the goal line. But then Campbell showed his maddening other side when he was flagged for excessive celebration.

RB Moe Williams has a sprained ankle and probably won't practice Thursday. That puts his status for Monday night's game in doubt.

San Francisco 49ers

QB Tim Rattay's availability for Sunday's game might not be known until later in the week. Rattay left the 49ers' 21-19 loss to the Falcons in the first half with a sprain of his right AC joint. But he was forced back into the action in the fourth quarter after Ken Dorsey suffered a right shoulder stinger. The 49ers hope to have their starting quarterback on the field against the Saints. He was listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints.

LB Julian Peterson sustained a right hip pointer, but should be ready to go against the Saints. Peterson made his presence felt in the season debut, recording two sacks, forcing two fumbles and batting down a pass.

CB Mike Rumph left the game in the first quarter with a right groin strain. He is not expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

CB Jimmy Williams took over as the right cornerback when Mike Rumph went down with injury. However, he was replaced by rookie Shawntae Spencer. The 49ers are a little reluctant to fully use Williams because of a broken right thumb. He won't be able to return kicks for another five weeks, until he gets his cast removed.

TE Eric Johnson was kept in to block a lot more than expected due to the Falcons' blitzes. Johnson, who is playing with a cast on his right thumb because of torn ligaments, still managed to catch a career high eight passes for 86-yards and could be a major factor in the offense this season.

New England Patriots

CB Ty Law was in and out of action before finally leaving in the fourth quarter of the opener. Bill Belichick said Law's leg tightened up, but Law vows to be ready for Sunday's game in Arizona. With the Patriots' bye upcoming, Belichick may rest Law to give him an extra week of recovery time.

WR Troy Brown was a game-time decision but was held out of the opener with a leg injury. He was evasive during the week about a knee injury suffered in the third preseason game at Carolina. He will likely remain questionable for Sunday.

NT Vince Wilfork was a surprise starter on the nose over veteran Keith Traylor. Neither was overly impressive in his Patriots debut as they combined for seven tackles despite Indy running the ball 42 times, most of which came between the tackles.

Tennessee Titans

LG Zach Piller tore a biceps muscle and will be gone for an extended period, if not the season.

K Gary Anderson status is in flux as the Titans sort out Craig Hentrich's back spasm problems. Aaron Elling did pretty good work filling in for both Joe Nedney and Craig Hentrich in Miami.

P Craig Hentrich couldn't punt against Miami because of a new round of back spasms. While the Titans are hopeful, he could need a rest and they could need a sub.

K Aaron Elling was signed to handle kickoffs in Miami. The Titans expected to use Craig Hentrich for field goals. When Hentrich couldn't play, Elling didn't only kickoff and try field goals, he won a quick audition and punted ahead of Drew Bennett. He averaged 45.3 yards on six punts while missing a 33-yard field goal from the Pro Player Stadium dirt and hitting a 22-yarder. The Titans are still expected to ultimately sign Gary Anderson to take over for injured Joe Nedney, who is out for the season.

S Lamont Thompson continues to play very well in his chances as the team's dime. He made a nice cut en route to a 37-yard interception return in Miami.

WR Derrick Mason was the only Titan to catch a pass longer than 9 yards in Miami. He had three catches for 51-yards.

RB Chris Brown gained 100-yards on 16 carries, all in the first half, against Miami. He sat out after halftime with a sprained ankle.

QB Steve McNair was just 9-14 for 73 yards Saturday and a touchdown to TE Erron Kinney.

Seattle Seahawks

QB Matt Hasselbeck made smarter decisions and didn't absorb a single sack Sunday. Hasselbeck, sacked 42 times last season, threw the ball away several times to avoid the oncoming rush. He also benefited from generally solid pass protection, save for a few lapses by aging RG Chris Gray. Hasselbeck wound up finishing 19-29 for 246 yards, with one TD, one INT and an 89.2 passer rating.

WR Koren Robinson dropped a couple of potential big-gainers Sunday. One third-down drop killed a promising drive in the fourth quarter. Robinson likely would have gained at least 20 yards on the play, with a chance to break free for what might have been a 68-yard touchdown. Instead, the Seahawks had to punt, failing to stretch their 217 lead with 12:14 remaining.

RB Shaun Alexander has a bruised right knee and is considered day-to-day. It was unclear Monday whether Alexander might miss any playing time. The Seahawks were not yet required to qualify his situation on an injury report. But an MRI showed nothing serious. "He's OK, thank goodness," coach Mike Holmgren said. "They're calling it a bone bruise. There was no ligament damage." Alexander was injured in the opener Sunday after racking up 135 yards rushing and all three Seattle touchdowns.

DE Chike Okeafor was the Seahawks' most dominant player at times Sunday. Okeafor flat-backed Saints RT Victor Riley ran right over the top of him on his way to a first-half sack. Okeafor also came within inches of blocking a first-half punt. He is benefiting from the presence of DE Grant Wistrom on the other side.

WR Darrell Jackson led Seattle with seven catches for 98-yards. He also did not drop a pass, building on a strong finish to last season and an even stronger training camp. Jackson, who endured a case of the dropsy's midway through last season, is clearly the Seahawks' top receiver at this point.

LT Walter Jones dominated in his first game since last season. Jones skipped all of training camp while protesting stalled contract talks, only to perform at a Pro Bowl level right out of the gate. The Seahawks did not allow a sack in the opener Sunday.

DE Grant Wistrom provided consistent pressure in his first game with Seattle on Sunday. "It's exciting, it's fun, I love these guys I'm playing with," Wistrom said. "It's a great environment, a great organization, and for a team to come out and dominate the first game like we did, it's very exciting. It gives us a lot of optimism for the season."

Cleveland Browns

DE Kenard Lang tied a career high with three sacks of Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller. It was the 14th straight game the Browns have had at least one sack, the most since they had a sack in 14 games in 1994.

RB Lee Suggs should be back from a neck injury that kept him out of the Ravens game. He was injured Sept. 1 and did not practice leading to the Ravens game, but made 'dramatic improvement' two days before the game, coach Butch Davis said.

TE Kellen Winslow caught three passes in four preseason games. He caught four against the Ravens.

St. Louis Rams

MLB Trev Faulk suffered a torn hamstring against the Cardinals and is expected to miss a few weeks.

LB Pisa Tinoisamoa suffered a dislocated shoulder in the game. But he returned to play wearing a harness to protect the injury.

Dallas Cowboys

RB Eddie George extended his record starting streak to 129 straight games. However, it might soon come to an end if George doesn't run show some improvement. He struggled in the preseason and had only eight carries for 25-yards against the Vikings.

WR Keyshawn Johnson showed there is nothing wrong with his game. Johnson caught nine passes for 111 yards in his first action since being fired with six games to go in the 2003 season by the Buccaneers. He will be Vinny Testaverde's go to guy in a Cowboys offense that might be pretty dangerous through the air.

QB Vinny Testaverde completed 29-50 passes for 355 yards with one TD and one INT. It was the most attempts for the 40-year old quarterback since 2000.

OG Andre Gurode suffered a sprained knee and could be out for a while. Matt Lehr, who started at center last season, replaced him against the Vikings.

RB ReShard Lee gave the Cowboys a spark with a 62-yard kickoff return. He also might be answer to the Cowboys dormant rushing attack. Lee had 5 carries for 35 yards, including a seven yard touchdown run, compared to 8-25 for starter Eddie George.

QB Tony Romo will now serve as the primary holder on field goals. Punter Mat McBriar cost the Cowboys points with a dropped snap on Sunday.

Washington Redskins

LB Mike Barrow stretched on the field prior to the game but was declared inactive. After missing the entire preseason with tendonitis in his knee, it is unclear when he might return.

QB Mark Brunell posted just a 68.9 rating on 13-24 passing for 125 yards. He fumbled a handoff attempt to Clinton Portis, which was scooped up and run in by Tampa Bay for the tying touchdown, but he recovered nicely and helped Washington rally for the win.

S Sean Taylor played very little on defense, ceding his starting role to Andre Lott. Coaches said they limited Taylor's snaps because of the illness that kept him out of meetings and practice early in the week. The decision followed a preseason in which Taylor dominated.

RB Clinton Portis sparkled in his Redskins debut, rushing 29 times for 148 yards. Portis broke off a 64-yard touchdown run on his first carry.

S Matt Bowen recorded two sacks, the first and second of his career. Defensive coaches put him in a versatile, attacking role on defense. Bowen suffered a stinger but returned to play.

Chicago Bears

MLB Brian Urlacher played the entire game without getting a rest, and had a game-high 10 tackles. Urlacher missed the entire preseason and only practiced for two weeks after rehabbing a pulled hamstring for most of the preseason.

LB Lance Briggs was every bit the presence of the more publicized Brian Urlacher. Both players were outstanding, and Briggs finished with nine tackles, just one behind Urlacher, who led all players.

WR David Terrell had the most productive day of his career, catching five passes for 126 yards. But the overly emotional Terrell was flagged for a ridiculous 15-yard taunting infraction. After a 35-yard reception, he was forced out of bounds, where he stuck the ball in the stomach of Lions punter Nick Harris.

RB Thomas Jones scored two touchdowns, but his 21 rushes netted just 67-yards. He also had six receptions that totaled only 38-yards.

QB Rex Grossman had his worst game as a pro, completing just 16-35 passes for 227 yards. Grossman also threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. His passer rating of 43.4 was the lowest of his four NFL starts.

Oakland Raiders

OL Robert Gallery performed in a substitute's role at both right tackle and left guard. He blocked well and recovered one of Gannon's fumbles.

WR Jerry Rice was none too pleased with his diminished role in the second half comeback. "If you'd have asked in like my second or third year in the NFL you probably would have got some curt words, but I think I'm a little more mature now," he said.

LCB Charles Woodson was declared a starter by Norv Turner two days before Sunday's game. He wound up holding Steelers' WR Plaxico Burress to one catch for 13 yards.

QB Rich Gannon was responsible for three Raiders turnovers Sunday. Two interceptions and a fumble that looked curiously like the pilloried "tuck rule" that ousted the Raiders from the 2001 playoffs helped do the Raiders in. Only this time, instead of Tom Brady's fumble being ruled an incompletion, Gannon appeared to be tucking only to have it ruled a fumble. Coach Norv Turner chose Gannon over backup Kerry Collins because of his experience, reliability and high touchdown to interception ratio over the years. "I pride myself in taking care of the football," Gannon said. "The ball was on the ground way too much against Pittsburgh. The turnovers really hurt us. I will accept that responsibility."

RB Tyrone Wheatley ran just 11 times for 24 yards after averaging 5.4 yards in the preseason.

RCB Phillip Buchanon's primary responsibility, Hines Ward, had seven catches for 99-yards. Buchanon also whiffed on possible sack off a corner blitz. Buchanon had primary coverage on five of Hines' catches for 80 of his 99 yards.

San Diego Chargers

DE Adrian Dingle missed the second half with a quad injury.

QB Drew Brees completed 17-24 passes for 209 yards, two touchdowns and no turnovers. "This is his third season in the system and he knows where to go with the ball," running back LaDainian Tomlinson said. "He was just being the quarterback we knew he could be in the first place."

TE Antonio Gates proved to be a reliable threat. Gates had a game-high eight catches for 123 yards.

K Nate Kaeding was successful on attempts of 48 and 29 yards in his NFL debut.

New Orleans Saints

RB Deuce McAllister will be trying to get back on track next week. He was bottled up most of the day by the Seahawks. He found little running room and gained just 56 yards on 17 carries, with one of them ending in a costly fumble.

Arizona Cardinals

RB Emmitt Smith gained 87 yards on 16 carries against St. Louis. Smith is providing evidence that he might not be done, even though he's 35. Smith looked quick and his touchdown run was vintage Smith, patiently following his blockers and using his burst to score.

QB Josh McCown has been efficient, but he has yet to throw a touchdown pass. He might have to take some chances downfield for this team to score.

LB Raynoch Thompson might be able to play next week after missing the opener with a sprained knee. His return is critical because the club can use his speed and hitting ability.

RB Josh Scobey is a threat as a kick returner, but he is also the team's third-down back. He replaced Emmitt Smith in passing situations last week in St. Louis. Scobey caught three passes for 23 yards and rushed twice for 9 yards.

WR Bryant Johnson isn't 100 percent after missing camp with a stress fracture in his foot. But he's getting close, and coaches hope he can provide a deep threat. He had three catches for 19-yards against the Rams.

Buffalo Bills

RB Travis Henry left the game early in the fourth quarter with leg cramps. It was 74 degrees at kickoff and Henry "was cramping every time he accelerated,' coach Mike Mularkey said. Henry is expected to be fine.

RB Willis McGahee saw his first regular season action, gaining 31-yards on nine carries. Mostly all of his work was between the tackles as Buffalo tried to kill some clock and protect a slim lead in the fourth quarter.

FS Izell Reese intercepted a Byron Leftwich pass in the fourth quarter and returned it 33-yards. The interception set up a Bills field goal. It was the first interception by a Buffalo safety in 43 games.

Atlanta Falcons

LG Michael Moore left the game for good in the second quarter with a sprained shoulder. His right arm was in a sling after the game, but Falcons officials offered no more information. He was replaced by Steven Herndon.

LT Kevin Shaffer was knocked out of the opener in the fourth with a knee injury, and sore ribs. He was replaced by backup left guard Steven Herndon, who already was spelling injured left guard Michael Moore. Roberto Garza then went into the game at left guard.

TE Alge Crumpler caught a career high six passes for 82 yards and a TD all in the first half. He stiff-armed Pro Bowl safety Tony Parrish on a 16-yard scoring play in the first quarter. "My college roommate, Marcus Cormier who went by the last name of Jones at the University of North Carolina, got on my butt about my stiff-arm," Crumpler said. "Actually, he text-messaged me before a preseason game, and said to work on my stiff-arm because it would get me 3 more yards per catch."

WLB Keith Brooking forced 49ers QB Tim Rattay into two poor throws. "That was fun, a lot of fun," he said. "I haven't done that much since I've been here. I love defensive coordinator Ed Donatell's style. He's aggressive."

DE Patrick Kerney had five pass breakups in the first five years of his NFL career. But according to the people keeping statistics in the Falcons' season opener at San Francisco, he matched that number Sunday. He dropped in coverage several times he said it was 15 snaps and broke up at least one downfield pass. He also batted another ball at the line of scrimmage. It was hard to find the other breakups.

Baltimore Ravens

OT Jonathan Ogden missed his first start in 58 games with a sprained left knee. He is expected to be questionable for Sunday.

OT Ethan Brooks will have his knee examined after injuring it in the fourth quarter Sunday. He could be sidelined for next Sunday. He had replaced injured Jonathan Ogden in the starting lineup.

DT Kelly Gregg will have his knee re-examined after re-injuring it in the second half. He missed some practice last week because of the knee and only played parts of the second half because of the injury.

WR Travis Taylor re-aggravated his groin and likely will be questionable for Sunday. If he can't play, Randy Hymes is expected to start.

Pittsburgh Steelers

WR Hines Ward had 70-percent of the Steelers' receiving yards with 99-yards on seven catches. That put him on the track toward a fourth straight 1,000-yard season; he's the only Steelers receiver to ever have three in a row.

LB Clark Haggans, now a starter, is off to a quick start with two sacks. Haggans replaced the Steelers' all-time sack leader, Jason Gildon, on the left outside linebacker spot.

Houston Texans

FB Moran Norris was inactive for the season opener with an injured left shoulder. Jarrod Baxter, who started for the Texans as a rookie in 2002, made his first start in more than a year against the Chargers. Baxter missed all of last season with a severely sprained foot.

CB Dunta Robinson had a rough rookie debut. He was called for pass interference that led to a field goal and tripped and fell in coverage on a 36-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees to Reche Caldwell.

New York Giants

MLB Kevin Lewis led both teams with 12 tackles and vindicated his surprise start over Nick Greisen. "I think I played well but I also realize I have much to learn," said the four-year veteran. "We started out a little shaky but I feel we'll be all right once we play a few games."

QB Kurt Warner completed just 16-28 passes for 203 yards without a touchdown. He was sacked four times, but he maintained a solid position on the immediate future. "As a team, we are going to be all right and I am excited about this team because we didn't give up. I really hate losing. I never did like it and I never will feel good about it."

TE Jeremy Shockey dropped a pass that might have gone for a 30-yard-plus TD in the first quarter. "I thought it was double coverage and I went out and turned and dropped it. I have to get better."

RB Tiki Barber contributed 200 yards of offense 125 rushing, 75 receiving against Philadelphia. Speaking of the Giants' offense, Barber said: "We are still learning this offense and as a team we just have to get better. We made way too many mistakes. The Eagles didn't, and they won the game, but I don't agree that they totally outplayed us."

Denver Broncos

CB Lenny Walls dislocated his right shoulder in the fourth quarter and could miss some time. Walls' arm was in a sling after the game. Kelly Herndon, who started against Kansas City because Walls is still not 100 percent after ankle surgery early in camp, will continue to start in his place.

RB Garrison Hearst sprained his left ankle in the first half and sat out the rest of the game. Tatum Bell replaced Hearst as Quentin Griffin's primary backup and had two carries for 11 yards.

RB Quentin Griffin broke Denver's record for rushing yards in a season opener with 156.

QB Jake Plummer had two terrible throws, including a left-handed interception. But he bounced back after that and had a solid game with 230 yards passing and 33 yards rushing.

LB Louis Green was activated from the practice squad shortly before the game due to LB Patrick Chukwurah's sore back. Green was active for the game and played special teams.

DT Darius Holland, who was waived by Denver, will likely be resigned this week.

WR Rod Smith returned punts against Kansas City. Rookie WR Triandos Luke, who was Denver's punt returner through the preseason, was inactive. The Broncos are willing to use Smith at punt returner because he is a sure-handed veteran.

CB Champ Bailey played offense when the Broncos went to four or more wide receivers. Bailey was mostly a decoy, but did catch one pass for 11 yards.

RB Tatum Bell had two carries for 11 yards Sunday.

Green Bay Packers

G Mike Wahle is nearly back to full strength after missing the most of camp with a bruised femur. He suffered the injury lifting Atlas Stones July 2 in Las Vegas.

WR Antonio Chatman served as the team's punt returner, but played just 13 snaps as a wide receiver. The Packers thought he was too small and too inattentive in meetings to warrant any of Antonio Freeman's time as the No. 4 wide-out. But Chatman made a serious effort to help as a wide receiver this season. He improved to such an extent that the Packers felt comfortable keeping only four wide-outs. Chatman will get quite a few snaps each week from the slot in four wide sets.

LB Nick Barnett is expected to play virtually every down, as the Packers think he has a Pro Bowl future. The Packers are trying to keep more blockers away from him so he can flow and find the football. He is a player on the rise.

NT Grady Jackson entered the regular season weighing 347-pounds. That was down seven pounds from his reporting weight in late July. He had arthroscopic knee surgery in February but wasn't bothered by the knee this summer. The Packers took it easy on the big man in training camp. Now they need him to play at least 40 snaps per game.

Carolina Panthers

LT Jordan Gross anchors Carolina's line, and has the confidence of his teammates. Panthers' DE Mike Rucker said he considers the second-year player one of the top three offensive tackles in the league.

WR Karl Hankton has been named the team's special teams captain for the third straight year. Hankton has terrible hands as a receiver, but is one of the league's best special teams players.

WR Keary Colbert is expected to add more big-play potential to Carolina's offense. Colbert is also a decent possession receiver.

CB Dante Wesley isn't likely to play as big of a role in Carolina's defense as first expected. Wesley is now the team's fourth corner, though he could see action in the dime defense.

P Todd Sauerbrun seems to be striking the ball better than they did last season. Even though Sauerbrun made it to his third Pro Bowl last season, it was his worst as a Panther.

New Orleans Saints

DE Darren Howard was inactive for the game because of a bulging disc in his lower neck. Saints coach Jim Haslett said last week that Howard may be able to return in a week or two, but that may be overly optimistic.

CB Jason Craft did not play against the Seahawks because of a sprained left ankle. He is listed as day to day, but the coaches hope to have him back for Sunday's game with the 49ers.

DT Brian Young suffered a left hip flexor injury in the third quarter against the Seahawks. His status for Sunday's game with the 49ers was unknown.

LB Courtney Watson, who led the Saints with 11 tackles, left with cramps in his lower right leg. But he received intravenous fluids and returned to the contest in the fourth quarter.

DE Will Smith, a rookie, started at right end in place of Darren Howard. Smith, the team's first-round draft pick this spring, had the unenviable task of going up against Seahawks' All-Pro tackle Walter Jones.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

K Martin Gramatica, who was 6-10 in FG attempts in the preseason, made a 47yarder Sunday.

QB Brad Johnson was sacked four times, lost a fumble and was intercepted once Sunday.

WR Charles Lee will replace injured receiver Joey Galloway on the active roster.

LB Shelton Quarles had 10 tackles to lead the Bucs against Washington.

KR Frank Murphy had a 53-yard kickoff return to set up the Bucs' only score on offense.

WR Joey Galloway will miss 4-6 weeks with a 'significant tear' on the left side of his groin. "It's very disappointing, obviously, that the injury looks to be a little more serious than we had expected," coach Jon Gruden said.

Galloway will not undergo surgery and is expected to return this season, but he leaves the Bucs without a proven deep threat. "It was a big loss for our team yesterday," Gruden said. "Hopefully, he makes a quick recovery, because we need him. There will be no surgery, from what I understand, but he will basically be off his feet for two weeks, then continue to rehab."

New York Jets

S Erick Coleman started in place of the injured Jon McGraw. Coleman got off to a slow start, getting burned for a touchdown, but he responded with the game sealing interception in the final two minutes. He'll move to strong safety, the starting job he originally won in training camp, when McGraw comes back.

RB LaMont Jordan was invisible Sunday, finishing without a carry and with just one reception. Jordan is still working his way back in shape, but Curtis Martin's rushing for 196 yards was the biggest reason why Jordan didn't see much action.

WR Wayne Chrebet played in his first game since last November, when he suffered a concussion. The Jets were curious as to how Chrebet would respond coming back, but he caught two passes which went for a pair of first downs and wasn't afraid to mix it up and make contact.

MLB Sam Cowart is playing in the middle again after spending the last two seasons on the outside. Cowart had 14 tackles against the Bengals. Yet outside of forcing a Rudi Johnson fumble, he didn't make a huge impact and the Jets still allowed 113 yards rushing. Cowart, however, did show a lot more spark than in previous seasons and seems headed in the right direction.

DE Bryan Thomas was listed on the team's injury report but wasn't activated Sunday. Thomas has played poorly in practice and the preseason. Thomas has gotten bigger as the Jets have toyed with moving him inside to tackle but it's slowed him down and he hasn't provided any help in the pass rush or against the run.

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