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

Key injuries

Atlanta: DT Peria Jerry, sore knee

Buffalo: CB Aaron Williams, strained knee

Carolina: QB Cam Newton, sore thumb


Denver: G Chris Kuper, sprained ankle

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Green Bay: LB Clay Matthews, sore hamstring; WR Jordy Nelson, sprained ankle; OT Bryan Bulaga, sore hip

Indianapolis: RB Donald Brown, sore knee; CB Jerraud Powers, jammed toe; OT Winston Justice, strained knee; DE Robert Mathis, sore back; C Samson Satele, sore back

Oakland: RB Darren McFadden, sprained ankle; RB Mike Goodson, sprained ankle

Pittsburgh: WR Antonio Brown, sprained ankle; RB Chris Rainey, bruised ribs


Seattle: LB K.J. Wright, concussion

Tennessee: WR Kendall Wright, sore elbow

Washington: QB Robert Griffin III, sore ribs; WR Santana Moss, concussion

Streaks, etc.

 Matthew Stafford of the Lions became the second-fastest quarterback to throw for 10,000 career yards, reaching the milestone in 37 games. Kurt Warner did it in 36 games.

 The Browns’ Trent Richardson is the first rookie to run for more than 100 yards against the Ravens since Jacksonville’s Fred Taylor in 1998.


 Reggie Wayne passed Edgerrin James for third on the Colts’ career touchdown list with 76.

 Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant, an undrafted player out of Harvard in 2009, was taken to a hospital after halftime because of a fast heartbeat. The team said the trip was precautionary. No further details were announced.

 The Buccaneers set a franchise record by scoring at least 28 points for the fourth straight game.

 The Broncos have outscored their opponents, 103-23, in the final quarter, the biggest point differential in the league.

 The Jaguars have been outscored, 126-34, in four home games.

 The Packers have won 17 of their last 18 regular-season home games.

 The Browns committed their first turnover in 209 offensive snaps.

 The Texans are 39-5 under coach Gary Kubiak when rushing at least 30 times.

Monday’s game

Philadelphia (3-4) at New Orleans (2-5)

When, where: 8:30 p.m., at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

TV, radio: ESPN, WEEI (93.7).

Line: Saints by 3.

Last meeting: Saints won, 48-22, in 2009.

Of note: Two teams nowhere near where they thought they would be, both with an embattled defense and major coaching concerns. Whose faults will look worse in HD? It’s logical to think the Eagles would consider a quarterback change if Michael Vick can’t take apart the league’s worst defense (474.7 yards per game), even while leading a team that is averaging just 17.1 points per game. And the Saints have to like Drew Brees’s chances against a Philadelphia defense that found no improvement under new coordinator Todd Bowles last week against Atlanta. New Orleans’s league-worst rushing attack won’t have Darren Sproles (broken hand).