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Brett Favre’s career day rescues Vikings amid chaos

11.07.10 at 5:35 pm ET
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As reports swirled that Vikings coach Brad Childress was fighting with his players, Brett Favre thew for a career-high 446 yards and rallied Minnesota to a 27-24 overtime victory over the Cardinals. Trailing 24-10 with under four minutes to play, the Vikings scored two touchdowns, the second coming on a Favre pass to Visanthe Shiancoe with 27 seconds left in regulation.

Earlier, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf refused comment on Childress’s job status.

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Fantasy Update: Roddy White, Jonathan Stewart injured

11.07.10 at 5:14 pm ET
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Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart was tackled to the field and was tended to by medical officials while on the ground. Stewart took a big hit by Saints safety Darren Sharper and fumbled before he hit the ground. Stewart was carted off the field and he will not return after suffering a head injury early in the first half against New Orleans. The injury is significant with running back DeAngelo Williams already inactive with a sprained left foot. Mike Goodson is expected to take the majority of carries for the rest of the game. Stewart has not matched the production of his past two seasons this year with only 64 carries for 178 yards rushing and one touchdown.

Roddy White limped off the field near the end of the first quarter in Sunday’€™s game against Tampa Bay.  White was tackled by two defenders while he rolled over and needed assistance leaving the field. It appears to be an injury to his left knee, but White is up on the sidelines and will likely return. White has been a valuable player this year and has even been considered an MVP candidate so far in the season. White has 54 receptions for 747 yards and five touchdowns on the season, making him a valuable target for [former Boston College] quarterback Matt Ryan. White had two catches for 18 yards before leaving the field.

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Sunday Injury Updates: Panthers, Saints, Falcons

11.07.10 at 5:13 pm ET
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Carolina cannot get a break with injuries. The Panthers lost quarterback Matt Moore against the Saints on Sunday with a shoulder injury. Moore was sacked by Sedrick Ellis, bringing the quarterback down hard on his shoulder. Rookie Jimmy Clausen filled in for Moore and the return of Moore is questionable at this point in the game.

Running back Jonathan Stewart already left the game with a head injury and his return is questionable as well.

New Orleans also lost tight end Jeremy Shockey to a rib injury in the first half. Shockey caught a 7-yard pass from Drew Brees and was hit by Charles Godfrey. Shockey walked to the locker room under his own power and his current return is questionable. The touchdown reception was the 500th catch of Shockey’€™s nine-year NFL career. Shockey entered the game with 30 receptions for 307 yards and two touchdowns.

Atlanta center Todd McClure left the field in the second quarter of the Falcons’€™ game against Tampa Bay with a knee injury. McClure has made a franchise-record 136 consecutive starts for the Falcons over his 12-year tenure with the team. This comes after receiver Roddy White left the game with a right knee injury. White returned to the game after his injury briefly until he was taken to the locker room by a team doctor in the first half. However, White has returned back to the game and has three receptions for 27 yards.

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Fantasy Update: Colts vs. Eagles

11.07.10 at 5:13 pm ET
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Indianapolis placed former first-round pick Antonio Gonzalez on the injured reserve with another season-ending injury for the wide out. Gonzalez has a posterior cruciate ligament injury in his left knee, forcing him to finish the year on injured reserve for the second straight year. Reportedly, the receiver is not expected to need surgery after suffering the injury during Monday’€™s game against Houston.

The Colts have been especially unlucky with injuries this season, with running backs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart not making the trip to Philadelphia along with the loss of All-Pro tight end Dallas Clark. Donald Brown will start again for the Colts after rushing nine times for 16 yards and catching two balls for 13 yards against Houston last Monday. It seems that Brown will get more opportunities to carry the ball this week, and he will face an Eagles defense that ranks 18th in the NFL against the run, allowing 109.9 yards per game.

Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick will return to the Eagles today after missing the last three games with a rib injury. Coach Andy Reid announced that Vick will start in place of Kevin Kolb, who started in Vick’€™s absence. Vick will also be wearing a Kevlar vest that is intended to prevent any further injury to his ribs in Sunday’€™s game. The Colts have fared well against the pass, allowing only 203.3 yards per game, ranking 7th in the NFL. However, Vick was on a tear before suffering his rib injury. Vick has thrown 96 passes without an interception, including six touchdowns and a 108.8 passer rating.

Vick will benefit with the return of DeSean Jackson, who will return for the first time since Oct. 24 after suffering a concussion. Jackson has caught 19 passes for 395 yards for three touchdowns and will be a big factor in the deep passing game of Philadelphia.

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Fantasy Update: Seahawks vs. Giants

11.07.10 at 5:12 pm ET
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Seattle will have a tough time against a tough Giants defense this week, especially with the loss of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck suffered a concussion in last week’€™s 33-3 loss to Oakland where he was sacked eight times. Charlie Whitehurst will make his first NFL start in his place, with questionable value for Seattle’€™s receivers this week including resurgent wide out Mike Williams. The Giants rank 2nd in passing defense, allowing only 177.9 yards per game, while they also host a ferocious pass rush that has knocked five opposing quarterbacks out of games this season, including 24 sacks.

Seattle offensive guard Ben Hamilton was also placed on injured reserve after suffering a serious concussion against Oakland. Hamilton has had a history of concussion issues, causing doctors to advise the season-ending decision.

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Fantasy Update: Chiefs vs. Raiders

11.07.10 at 5:12 pm ET
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The Raiders (4-4) and Chiefs (5-2) face off in a suddenly relevant AFC West showdown this Sunday. Oakland Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha is doubtful against the Chiefs with a sprained right ankle. Asmougha has led the Oakland secondary to 5th in the league against the pass this season. Zach Miller, who leads the Raiders in receiving, is also doubtful with a foot injury. Coach Tom Cable said both players will be game-time decisions.

Brandon Myers would start in place of Miller at tight end. Myers has three receptions for 21 yards on the season, his second year removed from Iowa.

Jason Campbell is also set to start against the Chiefs after going 27-for-47 attempts with four touchdowns in his last two games. The Chiefs have been soft against the pass, ranking 23rd in the NFL while giving up 236.3 yards passing per game.

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Lions’ Ndamukong Suh attempts PAT against Jets

11.07.10 at 5:12 pm ET
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Detroit rookie defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh has been a versatile threat for the Lions this year, but few expected it would extend beyond the defense. The 307-pound rookie was called on to attempt an extra point for the Lions after starter Jason Hanson suffered an injury earlier in the drive. Hanson was injured by New York’€™s Trevor Pryce on a field goal attempt. Pryce was penalized and the Lions scored soon after on a Matthew Stafford run.

Suh missed the kick slightly off the right upright, leaving the Lions with a 13-10 lead over the Jets. Suh grew up playing soccer but was unable to succeed in his first attempt as Detroit’€™s emergency kicker. Last year, Cincinnati receiver Chad Ochocinco converted a PAT against the Patriots in a preseason game last season.

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DeAngelo Williams out for Sunday

11.07.10 at 1:46 pm ET
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Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams will miss Sunday’s game vs. New Orleans. Williams continues to struggle with a sprained left foot that he suffered two weeks ago in a win over San Francisco. This will be Williams’ second consecutive game on the inactive list, after he sat out last week’s loss to St. Louis.

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Owen Daniels out for Sunday

11.07.10 at 12:52 pm ET
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Houston Texans tight end Owen Daniels (hamstring) will miss Sunday’s game vs. San Diego. Daniels aggravated the injury last Monday vs. the Colts. This means both high-profile tight ends in this game will be out, as Antonio Gates is also inactive for the contest.

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Antonio Gates inactive for Sunday

11.07.10 at 12:42 pm ET
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San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (foot) is not active for Sunday’s game at Houston. Gates had traveled with the team to Houston and hoped to play, but instead will miss a game that the Chargers (3-5) need to win to stay in the AFC West race.

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