NFL Week 8: Key injuries, streaks, Monday’s game capsule

Key injuries

Cincinnati: LB Rey Maualuga, twisted knee, concussion; OT Andrew Whitworth, sore knee; S Taylor Mays, bruised shoulder; WR Mohamed Sanu, sore shoulder


Cleveland: WR Travis Benjamin, sore knee

Dallas: G Brian Waters, strained triceps; CB Morris Claiborne, sore hamstring; S Barry Church, sore hamstring

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Denver: TE Julius Thomas, sprained ankle; S Duke Ihenacho, sprained ankle

Detroit: DE Ziggy Ansah, sprained ankle; WR Ryan Broyles, sore Achilles’; C Bill Bentley, sore knee

Jacksonville: OL Will Rackley, concussion-like symptoms


Kansas City: RB Jamaal Charles, bruised knee; DL Mike Catapano, sprained ankle

Miami: WR Brandon Gibson, sore knee

New England: OT Sebastian Vollmer, broken leg

New Orleans: S Malcolm Jenkins, sore leg

NY Giants: WR Victor Cruz, sore neck

Philadelphia: QB Michael Vick, pulled hamstring

Pittsburgh: G Ramon Foster, concussion; G David DeCastro, sprained ankle; OL Guy Whimper, sore knee

Washington: QB Robert Griffin III, sore knee

Streaks, etc.

 Eli Manning passed Phil Simms as the Giants’ all-time leader in yards passing with 33,694.

 Alex Smith of the Chiefs ended a string of 122 passes without a TD. He’s the first QB since 1970 to win his first eight games with a new team.

 Terrelle Pryor’s 93-yard TD run for the Raiders broke the previous record for a quarterback by 12 yards (Pittsburgh’s Kordell Stewart in 1996).

 Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo failed to complete at least half of his passes in a game for the first time since 2009.

 Asante Samuel of the Falcons recorded his 51st interception, tying Donnie Shell and Bobby Bryant for 32d on the career list.

 Broncos wideout Wes Welker set a career high with his ninth TD catch.

 Bills defensive end Mario Williams recorded a sack in his fifth consecutive game. He has 11 on the season.

 Chiefs fullback and former Globe All-Scholastic Anthony Sherman (North Attleboro) scored his first career TD on a 12-yard pass.

 The Giants won without scoring a TD for the first time since a 9-6 victory over Seattle on Sept. 22, 2002.

 The Broncos went 4-0 against the NFC East (combined score: 189-112).

The Redskins have five defensive TDs, their most in a season since 1994.

Monday’s game

SEATTLE (6-1) AT ST. LOUIS (3-4)

When: 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Where: Edward Jones Dome.

Line: Seahawks by 11½.

Last season: Rams won, 19-13, in Week 4; Seahawks won, 20-13, in Week 17.

Of note: Tough one for ticket-holders who want to follow Game 5 of the World Series at nearby Busch Stadium. Then again, the Rams without QB Sam Bradford (torn ACL) may not hold their interest for long. With a 3-1 record away from home Seattle has already matched its road win total from last year. New Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin will have to wait for his season debut. He practiced last week for the first time since having hip surgery to repair a torn labrum in early August, but hasn’t been cleared to play.

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