49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks, who did not seem to take a liking to the reduction in his playing time caused by Aldon Smith's return to the lineup, illustrated his displeasure by taking himself out of Sunday's game, according to reports.
Marshawn Lynch didn't make himself available in the locker room to reporters after the Seattle Seahawks' 24-20 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, possibly setting himself up for a six-figure fine, but he wasn't completely silent Sunday afternoon.
Initial indications are that Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw suffered a broken ankle in Sunday night's 42-20 loss to the New England Patriots, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Aaron Rodgers passed for 341 yards and three touchdowns, Julius Peppers returned his second interception of the season for a score, and the Green Bay Packers defense stuffed the high-octane Philadelphia Eagles for a 53-20 rout Sunday.
Drew Stanton threw touchdown passes to Michael Floyd on Arizona's first two possessions and the Cardinals held Detroit without a touchdown, beating the Lions 14-6 on Sunday in a matchup of teams with two of the best records in the NFC.
The Denver Broncos' trip to this city has been a painful one. Tight end Julius Thomas, running back Montee Ball and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders all suffered injuries in the game against the St. Louis Rams.