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SCARY MOMENT FOR RAVENS LT

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - X-rays on Ravens LT Jared Gaither, above, didn't show major damage after he left the field on a stretcher Sunday.

He went to Massachusetts General Hospital for tests on his neck and shoulder after a collision in the backfield midway through the second quarter against the Patriots.

"We knew it wasn't serious" before the tests, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said. "We'll see how long he'll be out."

Patriots DE Ty Warren rushed Joe Flacco, shoving the quarterback into Gaither's back. Flacco quickly got up, but Gaither, 6 feet 9, 340 pounds, stayed down for about 10 minutes before being strapped to a board and taken off the field.

SUIT INVOLVES ROETHLISBERGER INCIDENT: A former restaurant worker claims he was fired because he demanded ID from a young-looking woman at Ben Roethlisberger's table where the Steelers quarterback and his friends were drinking in 2008. Alvaro Brito is suing Harrah's Lake Tahoe in Reno, Nev., and its president, John Koster. The suit does not name Roethlisberger as a defendant. The incident happened at the hotel where, in a separate suit, another former employee alleges that Roethlisberger raped her in July 2008.

BEARS: WR Devin Hester (shoulder) left in the second quarter.

CHIEFS: ESPN reported that Zach Thomas filed a grievance against the team for cutting him without an injury settlement. He had a concussion in training camp.

DOLPHINS: QB Chad Pennington's shoulder surgery was less extensive than feared, and he can try to play next season. ... LB Joey Porter (hamstring) sat out.

JAGUARS: WR Torry Holt caught three passes, giving him 884 total. He passed Keenan McCardell for 10th on the all-time list.

LIONS: Rookie QB Matthew Stafford twisted his right knee in the fourth quarter.

PATRIOTS: WR Wes Welker returned after missing two games with a knee injury. ... ESPN.com reported that the team will re-sign LB Junior Seau, 40.

RAIDERS: Fox Sports reported that commissioner Roger Goodell intends to interview coach Tom Cable about a training-camp incident in which then-assistant Randy Hanson sustained a broken jaw after being struck by another coach. ... TE Zach Miller suffered a concussion; the severity was not known.

TEXANS: S Eugene Wilson was ill and sat out, but the team said he does not have swine flu. TE Anthony Hill was hospitalized last week with the league's first confirmed case of swine flu.

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NUMBER OF THE DAY

342 TD passes for the Colts' Peyton Manning, tying him for third all time with Fran Tarkenton; Brett Favre (469) and Dan Marino (420) have more.

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TONIGHT

Packers at Vikings

8:30 p.m., ESPN

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