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YOUNG NOT ONLY HURT, BUT ALSO IN HOT WATER

NASHVILLE — An injured Vince Young tossed his shoulder pads and No. 10 jersey into the stands after Tennessee's 19-16 overtime loss Sunday to Washington.

The Titans quarterback hurt his right thumb late in the third quarter and was replaced by rookie Rusty Smith out of Florida Atlantic. Young returned to the sideline re-taped and tried a glove, but coach Jeff Fisher stuck with Smith. Then an upset Young threw his equipment into the stands.

Three hours later, a post on Young's Twitter account said he was fine and had apologized to teammates.

But the Tennessean reported that Young and Fisher argued in the locker room, and Fisher said he would stick with Smith regardless of Young's health. Young's injury might require season-ending surgery anyway.

Raider ejected for striking Big Ben

Raiders DE Richard Seymour was ejected for an open-handed punch to Ben Roethlisberger's face as the Steelers quarterback was celebrating a touchdown pass. After completing a 22-yarder to Emmanuel Sanders, Roethlisberger jumped into the arms of OT Flozell Adams. Roethlisberger then appeared to run up and say something to Seymour, who turned and struck the quarterback in the jaw with his open right hand.

CARDINALS: WR Early Doucet left in the second quarter with what coach Ken Whisenhunt called a concussion.

JETS: LaDainian Tomlinson passed Curtis Martin for No. 7 in career yards from scrimmage. He has 17,452 combined rushing and receiving yards. Marcus Allen (17,654) is next.

LIONS: RB Kevin Smith, a former UCF standout, went on season-ending injured reserve with a thumb injury.

PATRIOTS: QB Tom Brady won his 25th consecutive regular-season home start, tying Brett Favre's league record with Green Bay.

RAIDERS: DE Trevor Scott (torn ACL, left knee) is likely done for the season.

RAVENS: WR Derrick Mason became the 13th player with 900 career receptions.

REDSKINS: RB Clinton Portis re-injured the groin that shelved him for five games. … Coach Mike Shanahan said LB Rocky McIntosh had a fairly severe groin injury.

SAINTS: RB/KR Reggie Bush (leg) sat out; he worked out in pregame before being scratched.

STEELERS: Former Gator C Maurkice Pouncey (thigh) left in the second half.

VIKINGS: WR Sidney Rice made his season debut after missing nine games following hip surgery; he had three catches for 56 yards. … RG Anthony Herrera (knee) is out for the season.

Times wires

Tonight

Broncos at Chargers

8:30, Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego

TV/radio: ESPN, ESPN Deportes; 1010-AM

NFL WEEK 11 11/21/10 [Last modified: Sunday, November 21, 2010 11:29pm]

    

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