#NFL News and Notes - December 3, 2010

Philadelphia Eagles 34, Houston Texans 24

A fourth quarter comeback pushed the Eagles past the Texans...The Eagles let a lesser opponent hang around, writes Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer...Eagles tight end Brent Celek's key first down spurred the comeback win.

Another squandered opportunity for the 2010 Texans, writes Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle...Houston's defense couldn't finish the job...Within this notebook in the Chronicle, Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson played through ankle pain, while left tackle Duane Brown struggled with false starts.

NFL News and Notes

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt will do anything to stop the losing streak.

Free agent kicker Jeff Reed signed with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday.

The Seattle Seahawks run defense is going back to basics, writes Danny O'Neil of The Seattle Times.

St. Louis Rams tight end Billy Bajema is not just a blocker, Bill Coats of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has been slowed by a shin injury.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Sidney Rice is battling hip soreness and having to learn a new position.

Chicago Bears defensive tackle Matt Toeaina has been getting the job done.

Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson doesn't plan on ending his career on injured reserve.

New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora feels strong heading down the stretch, writes Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News.

Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry may receive a new deal in 2011, writes J.I. Halsell for the Washington Post.

Dallas Cowboys rookie cornerback Bryan McCann injured his ankle during Thursday's practice.

New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush's roles will gradually increase, writes James Varney of The Times-Picayune.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will start their sixth offensive line combination of the season on Sunday.

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is pleased with the play of cornerback Dunta Robinson, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Carolina Panthers young defensive ends have been a bright spot, writes Darin Gantt of The Charlotte Observer.

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is playing better and is back to having fun, writes Ken Murray of The Baltimore Sun.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a broken bone in his right foot.

Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Matt Roth isn't thinking about revenge when he heads to Miami this weekend.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap is a big part of the team's pass-rushing future, writes Kevin Goheen of the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell was told by the league that he was right about a pass interference non-call.

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Randy Moss is frustrated more by the losses than his own lack of production.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are formulating a playoff ticket plan.

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline is skilled at drawing laundry, writes Mike Berardino of the Sun-Sentinel.

New York Jets kicker Nick Folk's confidence isn't shaken by the team auditioning free agent kicker Kris Brown earlier this week.

Ranked near the bottom statistically, wins are all the New England Patriots defense cares about.

The Buffalo Bills haven't lost faith in safety Jairus Byrd, writes Sal Maiorana of the Democrat & Chronicle.

Kansas City Chiefs second-round wide receiver Dexter McCluster says he's playing on Sunday against Denver.

With Brian Dawkins and Andre Goodman ailing, the young talent in the Denver Broncos' secondary is getting a chance to play.

After placing quarterback Bruce Gradkowski on injured reserve, the Oakland Raiders signed quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan.

The San Diego Chargers' special teams units has shown significant improvement in kick coverage.

Today's NFL birthdays: Panthers practice squad Josh Vaughan (24), Browns wide receiver Brian Robiskie (23), Colts linebacker Tyjuan Hagler (29), Giants quarterback Jim Sorgi (30), Jets safety James Ihedigbo (27), Raiders running back Rock Cartwright (31), Rams linebacker James Laurinaitis (24), free agent wide receiver Troy Bergeron (27), linebacker Troy Evans (33), defensive tackle Cornelius Griffin (34), and offensive tackle Jonathan Palmer (27).

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