NFL etc.: Injuries, streaks, and Monday’s game
Buffalo: OT Cordy Glenn, sprained ankle; G Kraig Urbik, sprained ankle;
S Jairus Byrd, sore hip
Denver: C J.D. Walton, sprained ankle
Detroit: DE Cliff Avril, sore back
Green Bay: S M.D. Jennings, sore shoulder
Jacksonville: WR Laurent Robinson, concussion
Minnesota: WR Michael Jenkins, bruised ribs
New England: LB Dont’a Hightower, sore hamstring
NY Jets: WR Santonio Holmes, sprained foot; TE Dedrick Epps, sore knee;
FB John Conner, strained hamstring
Tennessee: QB Jake Locker, sore shoulder
■ Making his 100th career start, the Chargers’ Philip Rivers became the eighth active quarterback to reach 25,000 passing yards.
■ Texans kicker Shayne Graham became the 48th player in league history to reach 1,000 points.
■ Larry Fitzgerald caught a pass for the 121st consecutive game, tying the Cardinals record set by Mel Gray.
■ Rookie Greg Zuerlein set a Rams record with a 60-yard field goal, eclipsing the 58-yarder he kicked earlier in the game.
■ Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather went from probable to inactive after colliding with teammate Aldrick Robinson on the field during pregame warm-ups in Tampa. Meriweather and Robinson, a reserve receiver who also was declared inactive, remained on the ground in the end zone for several minutes before being helped to their feet and walking to the locker room.
■ The Cardinals earned the 500th victory in franchise history.
■ For only the fifth time in team history, the Broncos didn’t have to punt.
■ The Vikings snapped an 11-game losing streak within the NFC North.
■ The Chiefs have been outscored, 41-6, in the first quarter this season.
■ The Raiders have been outscored, 55-7, in the third quarter in 2012.
■ The Falcons failed to score a TD on their opening possession for the first time this season. It was also the first time the Panthers did not allow a TD on their opponent’s opening drive.
■ The Jaguars celebrated “Alumni Weekend”. More than 30 former players attended the induction of Fred Taylor into the team’s ring of honor. Unfortunately for them, they also saw another poor showing by Jacksonville. This one included a gaffe by linebacker Kyle Bosworth, who intercepted the Bengals’ first pass attempt and was headed toward the end zone when he fumbled without being touched. Cincinnati recovered.
Chicago (2-1) at Dallas (2-1)
When, where: 8:30 p.m., at Cowboys Stadium.
Line: Cowboys by 3½.
Last meeting: Bears won, 27-20, in 2010.
Of note: This is a bad week for Dallas to try to fix its 28th-ranked rushing attack — outside of DeMarco Murray, no Cowboy has ran for more than Tony Romo’s 12-yard total. The Bears are sixth against the run at 76 yards per game. One week after getting sacked four times by Tampa Bay, Romo must deal with a Chicago pass rush that had an NFL-leading 14 sacks entering Week 4. The Cowboys are allowing only 250 yards per game; the Bears averaged just 221 total yards in their last two contests.