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

Key injuries

Arizona: QB Kevin Kolb, bruised ribs

Baltimore: CB Lardarius Webb, torn ACL; LB Ray Lewis, strained triceps; CB Jimmy Smith, strained leg

Cincinnati: RB Brian Leonard, bruised ribs


Cleveland: RB Trent Richardson, sore side

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Dallas: RB DeMarco Murray, sore foot; DL Sean Lissemore, sprained ankle

Detroit: CB Jacob Lacey, concussion

Green Bay: LB Nick Perry, sore knee; CB Sam Shields, bruised shin

Houston: DE Tim Jamison, strained Achilles’; G Antoine Caldwell, concussion


Indianapolis: DE Cory Redding, strained knee

NY Jets: RB Joe McKnight, sprained ankle; RB Bilal Powell, sore shoulder

San Francisco: OT Joe Staley, concussion

Washington: S Jordan Pugh, concussion

Streaks, etc.

 The Falcons’ Matt Ryan engineered his 19th winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime, the most of any quarterback in his first five seasons during the Super Bowl era. Ryan also improved to 29-4 in home starts, the best record by a QB since 1970.


 A.J. Green of the Bengals has the most catches (108) and TD grabs (13) by any player in NFL history through his first 21 games.

 Larry Fitzgerald of the Cardinals joined Randy Moss as the only players in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards receiving before their 30th birthday. The Texans’ Andre Johnson, who’s 31, also reached the 10K plateau.

Former Harvard center Matt Birk played in his 200th NFL game — the last 54 with the Ravens, the first 146 with the Vikings.

 The 138-yard rushing day by the Redskins’ Robert Griffin III was the fifth-highest total for a quarterback in NFL history. Griffin already has six rushing touchdowns, a Redskins season record for a quarterback.

 With his 49th victory, Mike Smith tied Dan Reeves as the winningest coach in Falcons history.

 The Dolphins’ Brian Hartline, who came into the day leading the NFL in receiving yardage, was held without a catch.

 The Browns also broke their previous 11-game skid, in 1974-75, with a win over the Bengals. Cleveland’s 21-point fourth quarter Sunday was its highest-scoring final period since 2002.

The Lions committed 16 penalties, most in the NFL this season.

 The Eagles twice held a 10-point lead, the team’s biggest advantage of the season.

Monday’s game

Denver (2-3) at San Diego (3-2)

When, where: 8:30 p.m., at Qualcomm Stadium.


Line: Chargers by 1.

Last season: Chargers won, 29-24, in Week 5; Broncos won, 16-13, in Week 12.

Of note: Peyton Manning is 4-3 against the Chargers (as Colts QB, of course), but San Diego beat him twice in the playoffs. This meeting has a different significance for Manning as his Broncos would prefer to not fall another game behind the AFC West leaders. In two games since being held to 3 points by Atlanta, the Chargers are averaging 30.5 points.