Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays was suspended for one game and fined $50,000 by the National Football League for a hit that left Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub missing a chunk of his left ear.
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is out indefinitely with a foot injury, while his Kansas City Chiefs counterpart Matt Cassel may also miss the rest of the National Football League season with an injury to his throwing hand that needs surgery.
Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart will miss the rest of the National Football League season with a fractured collarbone, leaving the team with third stringer T.J. Yates at starter as it seeks to make the playoffs for the first time.
The New England Patriots denied the New Orleans Saints their third 6-0 start in franchise history, rallying for a 30-27 win as Tom Brady threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to rookie Kenbrell Thompkins with five seconds left.
The Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Francisco 49ers 29-3 as Marshawn Lynch scored three touchdowns in a showdown of division rivals and two of the National Football League’s leading Super Bowl contenders.