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New Titans CEO will review after season

NASHVILLE — The man now in charge of the Titans knows fans aren't happy with a franchise likely missing the playoffs for a fifth straight season. The team's new president and chief executive officer plans to wait until the season ends for a thorough review.

"I'm disappointed because I like winning," Tommy Smith said Sunday. "We're not in the losing business. We're in the winning business."

Smith was named president and CEO after founder Bud Adams, Smith's father-in-law, died on Oct. 21.

Coach Mike Munchak's future is in question with attendance declining each home game.

Smith also said reports that the Titans were prepared to dump RB Chris Johnson and his $8 million salary are premature.

More Titans: Munchak deactivated WRs Justin Hunter and Damian Williams for violating team rules.

Report: Decision today on Incognito

OL Richie Incognito's suspension from the Dolphins is supposed to end today, and Fox Sports reported that the team will decide whether to extend his ban for the rest of the season — which would require his permission — or cut him. Incognito was suspended after teammate Jonathan Martin accused him of bullying.

BENGALS: P Kevin Huber was knocked out of the game with a possible broken jaw after he was hit during Antonio Brown's 67-yard punt return for a touchdown for the Steelers in the first quarter.

BILLS: The team leads the league with 49 sacks and tied the franchise record set in 1995.

BROWNS: WR Josh Gordon was uninjured in a minor car accident Saturday and played against the Bears. He was a passenger in his sport utility vehicle when it swerved in snowy weather to avoid hitting another vehicle. … CB Joe Haden (hip pointer) left in the second half.

Cardinals: Pro Bowl WR Larry Fitzgerald was concussed on a hit late in regulation, ESPN reported. He sat out in overtime.

CHIEFS: OL Eric Fisher, this year's No. 1 overall draft pick, left with an injured left shoulder.

COWBOYS: The team ended up without its top four linebackers after Justin Durant (hamstring) and Ernie Sims (hip) were knocked out. It was already without Sean Lee and Bruce Carter.

GIANTS: WR Victor Cruz (concussion, sprained knee) left in the third quarter.

JAGUARS: Backup guard Mike Brewster broke his left ankle in the first half.

REDSKINS: NFL Network reported that offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has decided not to work for his father, head coach Mike Shanahan, next season. The elder Shanahan's status is up in the air.

Numbers of the day

4, 1 Touchdowns receiving and rushing, respectively, for Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, the first player in NFL history to achieve this in one game.

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Rays journal: Arroyo on DL, Hechavarria returns

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Marc Topkinís takeaways from Rays-Yankees

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