Brett Favre had one more memorable moment with the Green Bay Packers. With cold, driving rain drenching Lambeau Field, the Packers unveiled Favre's name and retired No. 4 on the stadium facade Thursday night at halftime against the Chicago Bears. ''They get to see what it's like playing at Lambeau when it's cold, windy and raining.
Cam Newton sprinted to a corner of the $1.2 billion showplace of the Dallas Cowboys, pointing a camera at celebrating Carolina fans while gesturing to them with a wide smile. A few minutes later, a somber Tony Romo talked to reporters with his left arm in a sling for the second time this season because of a collarbone injury. The Panthers are 11-0 after a 33-14 victory in their Thanksgiving debut, and the Cowboys could be facing another long stretch without Romo in what has become a lost season for the defending NFC East champions.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Chicago running back Matt Forte and receiver Alshon Jeffery are active for the Bears' game Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers.
Matthew Stafford dropped back and perfectly lofted the ball where only Calvin Johnson could catch it. Johnson leaped to come down with the 25-yard pass in the end zone for the first of a career-high matching three touchdown receptions, Stafford tied a personal best with five scoring passes, and the surging Detroit Lions kept the Philadelphia Eagles reeling with a 45-14 rout Thursday. The Lions (4-7) have won three straight since firing their team president and general manager, and three in a row in their annual Thanksgiving game.
Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams isn't expected to play against Kansas City this weekend after the team's top pass-rusher missed his second day of practice on Thursday because of a foot injury. Ryan didn't reveal the exact nature of the injury but noted he doesn't expect Williams to miss more than one game. Williams was hurt and did not return in the second half of a 20-13 loss.
The Arizona Cardinals have placed outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley on season-ending injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle and signed longtime Seahawks defensive tackle Red Bryant. The nine-year NFL veteran had 14 tackles, four solo, and one sack. The 6-foot-4, 323-pound Bryant started all 16 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season, when he had 22 tackles, one forced fumble and two tackles for loss.
Many St. Louis Rams players woke to the news that Stedman Bailey had been shot in the head. Bailey was in intensive care and in stable condition at a Miami area hospital after undergoing a surgical procedure that Rams coach Jeff Fisher said lasted 4-6 hours. Fisher said he didn't anticipate Bailey, who is eligible to return from a suspension in two weeks, would play again this season.
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