Tommy Maddox, Donovan McNabb and Brian Griese all suffered major injuries that could shake up NFL playoff races.
Maddox's was the most serious, a bruised spinal cord and concussion that sent him to a Nashville hospital strapped to a stretcher. Trainers and doctors worked on him for at least 15 minutes, then Maddox was lifted onto a stretcher, loaded into an ambulance on the field and taken to Baptist Hospital's trauma unit.
"Tommy suffered a concussion and spinal cord contusion," Steelers spokesman Ron Wahl said Sunday night. "He has movement in all four of his limbs. He is awake, alert and has been talking with his family."
The Steelers lost 31-23 at Tennessee.
McNabb broke his right ankle on Philadelphia's third offensive play in a 38-14 victory against Arizona. Not only did he stay in the game -- the injury was diagnosed as a sprain before McNabb underwent X-rays after the game that revealed the fracture -- but he threw for four touchdowns.
Eagles coach Andy Reid estimated McNabb could miss six-to-eight weeks.
"It's not something he can play with right now," trainer Rick Burkholder said. "We'll know more in the next 24-to-48 hours."
Griese sprained his left knee in a 31-9 rout of Seattle. An MRI exam was planned Monday. A team spokesman said Griese could be sidelined up to a month, though it's also possible he could play next week against Indianapolis.
"The doctor thinks it's second-degree," Griese said. "It's pretty sore."
Titans 31, Steelers 23
At Nashville, Maddox was tripped up by safety Lance Schulters and tossed the ball to Antwaan Randle El as he fell forward. Linebacker Keith Bulluck hit Maddox's shoulder with his forearm, and Maddox rolled onto his head and did not move.
Steelers coach Bill Cowher said Maddox was conscious and talking while he was lying on the field, but that he'd lost feeling.
Eagles 38, Cardinals 14
Unable to scramble, McNabb stayed in the pocket and threw TD passes of 2 yards to James Thrash, 3 yards to Dorsey Levens, 27 to Todd Pinkston and 9 to Duce Staley in the first half.
McNabb finished 20-of-25 for 255 yards and one interception, but had no rushing attempts for the first time in 53 career starts, including the playoffs.
Jake Plummer threw two TD passes for Arizona (4-6), which has lost four straight.
At Seattle, Griese left late in the third quarter after throwing to Rod Smith for a 16-yard gain to the 1. Seattle rookie Rocky Bernard hit Griese's knee, drawing a penalty.
Clinton Portis ran for 136 yards on 23 carries and Deltha O'Neal returned a late interception 22 yards for a TD for the Broncos (7-3). Steve Beuerlein completed both of his passes for TDs in relief of Griese.
Raiders 27, Patriots 20
At Oakland, Rich Gannon threw for 297 yards as the Raiders (6-4) took control early in the first meeting between the teams since the Super Bowl champions' controversial overtime victory in last season's playoffs.
Tom Brady's ballhandling again figured into the outcome. Chris Cooper forced Brady to fumble shortly before halftime, setting up a touchdown that gave the Raiders a double-digit lead. New England (5-5) rallied late, but couldn't recover an onside kick.
49ers 17, OT
At San Diego, Steve Christie, one of the NFL's best kickers in the clutch, made a 40-yard field goal with 4:11 left in overtime.
Moments earlier, San Francisco's Jose Cortez was wide right on a 41-yard attempt. It was Cortez's fourth miss in three weeks, including two in regulation at Oakland on Nov. 3 before he won that game in overtime.
Falcons 24, Saints 17
At Atlanta, the Falcons swept the Saints as Michael Vick passed for two touchdowns and ran for another.
Vick put on another dazzling performance before a raucous Georgia Dome crowd of 70,382 -- the second-largest in Falcons history -- as Atlanta (6-3-1) extended its unbeaten streak to six.
At Tampa, the NFL's top-ranked defense forced four turnovers as the Bucs (8-2) took sole possession of the NFC South lead. Tampa Bay has its best record ever after 10 games.
Chiefs 17, Bills 16
At Kansas City, Trent Green actually ran for a decisive 9-yard score with 4:53 to play and Eric Warfield intercepted Drew Bledsoe's final pass to clinch it.
Priest Holmes, held in check for most of the game, finished with 104 yards on 31 carries.
Dolphins 26, Ravens 7
At Miami, the Dolphins (6-4) took sole possession of the AFC East lead -- one game ahead of New England, Buffalo and the New York Jets, and held Baltimore (4-6) to a season-low 157 yards.
Ricky Williams tied a team record with his fifth 100-yard rushing game, gaining 102 yards in 26 carries, and scored on runs of 2 and 4 yards.
Jets 31, Lions 14
At Detroit, the road-strong Jets won for the ninth time in 12 games under Herman Edwards and have won an NFL-best 27 away games since 1997.
Chad Pennington threw a career-high four touchdowns, two to Wayne Chrebet. Laveranues Coles caught seven passes for 114 yards, and Curtis Martin ran for 112 yards.
Colts 20, Cowboys 3
At Indianapolis, Marvin Harrison, the NFL's leading receiver, caught 14 passes for 138 yards, becoming the first player to top 1,000 yards this season, and caught his 600th career pass. Harrison reached that mark in 102 games, 16 games faster than anyone in NFL history.
Peyton Manning threw two late touchdown passes to Harrison, Mike Vanderjagt made two field goals and Edgerrin James rushed for 106 yards on 24 carries after missing the previous two games with hamstring and rib injuries. The Colts (6-4) stayed atop the AFC South.
Browns 27, Bengals 20
At Cincinnati, a Bengals guarantee went unfulfilled as Tim Couch matched his career high with three touchdown passes.
Cleveland stopped Corey Dillon twice from point-blank range.
Jaguars 24, Texans 21
At Houston, Mark Brunell passed for 224 yards and two touchdowns, ensuring the Jaguars would not lose twice this season to the expansion Texans.
Houston (2-8) rallied from a 24-7 deficit when David Carr scored on two runs.
Giants 19, Redskins 17
At East Rutherford, N.J., Giants rookie tight end Jeremy Shockey caught 11 passes for 111 yards, Amani Toomer had eight for 95 and Matt Bryant kicked four field goals in a steady rain.
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