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MCNABB CRACKS RIB; TIME OUT, IF ANY, UNKNOWN

Donovan McNabb limped to the locker room with a cracked rib in Philadelphia's win at Carolina on Sunday.

McNabb cracked a single rib when he was crunched by several defenders on his 3-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He was attended to before leaving the field on his own.

"He's sore right now. He's got a broken rib," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "We'll just see how he does over the next little bit."

Reid wouldn't rule out McNabb, who did not speak to reporters, from playing Sunday against New Orleans. With newly signed Michael Vick still serving a league suspension, Kevin Kolb came in for McNabb.

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League firsts from opening weekend

- Denver WR Brandon Stokley's 87-yard score with 11 seconds left was the longest winning touchdown in the final minute of the fourth quarter in NFL history, according to the league.

- New Orleans QB Drew Brees is the first to throw for six touchdowns in Week 1.

- Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson is the first player to rush for at least 180 yards and score three times in Week 1.

- Jets QB Mark Sanchez is the fourth rookie since 1970 to win his first start on the road on opening day, joining John Elway, Joe Ferguson and Chris Weinke.

BRONCOS: QB Kyle Orton had stitches removed from his index finger after the game and hopes to play Sunday without a glove.

BROWNS: Rookie RB James Davis, slightly injured in a one-car accident on Saturday, sustained a shoulder injury in the second half. ... Joshua Cribbs' seventh career TD punt return tied Eric Metcalf for the most in club history.

CARDINALS: No.3 WR Steve Breaston (bruised kneecap) was inactive.

CHIEFS: QB Matt Cassel (left knee) sat out; Brodie Croyle started in his place.

COLTS: WR Anthony Gonzalez (strained right knee) left in the first quarter; NFL.com reported that he could miss two to six weeks.

FALCONS: Former Jaguars CB Brian Williams started only one week after signing.

GIANTS: Rookie WR Hakeem Nicks was on crutches after spraining his left foot in the fourth quarter. ... Backup RB Danny Ware dislocated an elbow returning the opening kickoff.

JAGUARS: The Florida Times-Union reported that WR Reggie Hayward has a fracture in his lower leg and might need surgery.

LIONS: CB Phillip Buchanon (neck), who played for the Bucs the past three seasons, was inactive.

REDSKINS: P Hunter Smith's touchdown run on a fake field goal was the second of his career. He had one with Indianapolis, also on a fake field goal, in 2003.

SEAHAWKS: Coach Jim Mora said LBs Lofa Tatupu and Leroy Hill apparently have minor injuries and stayed out as a precaution.

TEXANS: WR Andre Davis suffered a concussion late in the game and did not return.

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NUMBER OF THE DAY

9-0 Record of Broncos coaches (excluding interim coaches) in their debuts after Josh McDaniels won his first game, 12-7 over the Bengals. The others: Frank Filchock, Jack Faulkner, Lou Saban, John Ralston, Red Miller, Dan Reeves, Wade Phillips and Mike Shanahan.

Times wires

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Top five quarterbacks

Ben Roethlisberger.Steelers....363 yds....1 TD

Drew Brees........... Saints.......358 yds....6 TD

Tony Romo........... Cowboys....353 yds....2 TD

Joe Flacco.............Ravens......307 yds....3 TD

Peyton Manning.....Colts.........301 yds....1 TD

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Top five running backs

Adrian Peterson.....Vikings......180 yds....3 TD

Mike Bell...............Saints......143 yds.....0 TD

Ray Rice...............Ravens......108 yds....0 TD

Thomas Jones.......Jets..........107 yds.....2 TD

Cadillac Williams... Bucs.........97 yds......1 TD

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Top five receivers

Reggie Wayne.......Colts.......162 yds....1 TD

Patrick Crayton......Cowboys..135 yds....1 TD

Santonio Holmes....Steelers...131 yds....1 TD

Devery Henderson..Saints......103 yds....1 TD

Hines Ward...........Steelers...103 yds....0 TD

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