Defensive end Richard Seymour left New England's 23-7 win over the New York Jets with a leg injury in the third quarter yesterday. Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered...

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Defensive end Richard Seymour left New England’s 23-7 win over the New York Jets with a leg injury in the third quarter yesterday.


Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a rib injury and left in the fourth quarter of the Steelers’ win over the Baltimore Ravens.


Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend broke his right hand against the Ravens but said he can play with a protective cast.


Washington running back Clinton Portis left with a bruised chest against Dallas, and Redskins cornerback Fred Smoot left with a sprained lower back in the third quarter.


Jacksonville quarterback Byron Leftwich had a mild concussion in the first quarter of a loss to the Texans. Though he missed only one play, he wasn’t the same after — and finally was benched with 4:04 left in the game.


San Francisco quarterback Ken Dorsey, playing because of injuries to Tim Rattay, was sidelined with a bruised finger in a loss to the Buffalo Bills. And 49ers wide receiver Brandon Lloyd sat out the second half with a foot injury.


Detroit guard Damien Woody left the Lions’ game against Chicago in the third quarter with a hip injury. Saints safety Steve Gleason was taken to a hospital with a bruised lung during a win over Atlanta. Dallas tight end Jason Witten needed stitches on the bridge of his nose and will have X-rays to see if it’s broken.


Jacksonville running back Fred Taylor missed the loss to Houston with a sprained left knee, ending his streak of consecutive starts at 46 games. Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick was inactive with an injured shoulder.


Pittsburgh running back Duce Staley missed the Steelers’ game against the Ravens, the sixth time in eight games he was held out with a sore hamstring.


St. Louis guard Chris Dishman will miss the rest of the season after suffering torn knee ligaments in a workout Friday.


Tennessee offensive lineman Jacob Bell will miss the final game of the season and may miss part of training camp after tearing a ligament in his right knee. Bell was hurt in the second quarter of the Titans’ 37-16 loss to Denver on Saturday.


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Sunday’s Stars
Rushing Att Yds TD
Shaun Alexander, Seattle 34 154 3
Domanick Davis, Houston 30 150 1
Deuce McAllister, New Orleans 29 128 0
Lee Suggs, Cleveland 38 143 0
Nick Goings, Carolina 33 127 0
Passing A-C Yds TD
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis 27-44 383 2
Brian Griese, Tampa Bay 30-41 321 3
Drew Brees, San Diego 21-31 290 3
Tom Brady, New England 21-32 264 2
Chad Pennington, N.Y. Jets 22-36 252 1
Receiving Rec Yds TD
Brandon Stokley, Indianapolis 7 123 1
Muhsin Muhammad, Carolina 8 115 2
Dennis Northcutt, Cleveland 4 114 1
Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis 6 111 0
Anquan Boldin, Arizona 7 107 1

He Said It




“We’ve just got to come to play better than we’re playing in big games. We’re stinking it up.”
– Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis after New York lost to New England for the second time this season

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By the Numbers


3 Three running backs set franchise records for rushing yards in a season: Seattle’s Shaun Alexander (1,616), the New York Jets’ Curtis Martin (1,544) and New England’s Corey Dillon (1,519).


10 Brandon Stokley caught his 10th touchdown pass of the season, giving the Indianapolis Colts the first receiving trio in NFL history to each have 10 TD receptions and 1,000 yards in a season.


13 San Diego’s Antonio Gates caught his 13th touchdown pass, setting an NFL record for tight ends.