NFL etc.: Injuries, streaks, and Monday’s game

Key injuries

Buffalo: S Jairus Byrd, bruised chest; OL Chad Rinehart, strained calf

Cincinnati: RB Bernard Scott, strained knee

Cleveland: LB D’Qwell Jackson, concussion, sprained ankle; DT Ahtyba Rubin, sore leg


Green Bay: RB Cedric Benson, sprained ankle; DT B.J. Raji, sprained ankle;

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TE Jermichael Finley, sore shoulder

Indianapolis: DE Robert Mathis, sprained knee

Kansas City: QB Matt Cassel, head injury

Miami: CB Nolan Carroll, concussion


New Orleans: CB Jabari Greer, sore hip

NY Giants: TE Martellus Bennett, sore knee; RB Andre Brown, head injury

Pittsburgh: S Troy Polamalu, strained calf; LB LaMarr Woodley, strained hamstring

Tennessee: RB Javon Ringer, sprained knee

Washington: QB Robert Griffin III, concussion

Streaks, etc.


 Reggie Wayne is now second in Colts history in yards from scrimmage with 12,214. Marvin Harrison is the leader with 14,608.

 Donald Driver played his 197th game as a Packer, breaking a tie with Bart Starr for second in team history. Brett Favre played in 255.

 Josh Scobee tied Mike Hollis for the most field goals (175) in Jaguars history.

 Vikings safety Harrison Smith was ejected from the game after pushing an official who was trying to break up an on-field altercation.

 With his 77th win, Tom Coughlin tied Bill Parcells for second most regular-season coaching victories with the Giants. Steve Owen won 153 games.

 The 49ers became the first team in NFL history with 300 yards passing and 300 yards rushing in one game.

 The Falcons had their first lost fumble of the season.

 The Dolphins haven’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 19 consecutive games, their longest streak since 2002-03, when they went 20 games.

 The Bears have returned interceptions for touchdowns in three consecutive games for the first time since 1950. Charles Tillman became the franchise’s all-time leader in defensive touchdowns with eight.

 Several Chiefs players spoke out after thousands of fans at Arrowhead Stadium cheered when quarterback Matt Cassel was injured. ‘‘It’s 100 percent sickening,’’ said offensive tackle Eric Winston. ‘‘I’ve never been more embarrassed in my life to play football than at that moment right there.” Some fans even hired an airplane to fly over the stadium with a banner asking for Cassel to be benched.

Monday’s game

Houston (4-0) at New York Jets (2-2)

When, where: 8:30 p.m., at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.


Line: Texans by 8.

Last meeting: Jets won, 30-27, in 2010.

Of note: Houston’s defense entered the weekend ranked first in both yardage and points allowed, and that will be troublesome for a Jets offense that is coming off an embarrassing home shutout against San Francisco. If Mark Sanchez — his 69.6 passer rating is among the lowest in the league — gets off to another sorry start, the fans in the Meadowlands will alternate between booing and calling for Tim Tebow.