>>Brees Leads Saints Past Bears
(Chicago, IL) -- Drew Brees went 29-of-36 for 375 yards and three touchdowns to guide the Saints to a 31-15 victory over the Bears at Soldier Field. Josh Hill caught a pair of TDs and Marques [[ marcus ]] Colston finished with 65 yards and a score as New Orleans moves to 6-and-8 and grabs sole possession of first place in the NFC South. Mark Ingram rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the win. Jay Cutler tossed for 194 yards, two scores and three interceptions for Chicago, which drops to 5-and-9 with its third straight loss. Alshon Jeffery and Marquess [[ mar-keese ]] Wilson both had a touchdown catch in defeat.
>>Cowboys RB Murray Has Surgery On Broken Hand
(Irving, TX) -- Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray has a broken bone in his hand. Murray underwent surgery Monday, but head coach Jason Garrett is unwilling to rule him out of this Sunday's home game against the Indianapolis Colts. Garrett said they will see how the surgery goes before making a decision and hopes he'll be back soon. Murray suffered the injury late in Sunday night's game at Philadelphia. He rushed for 81 yards and two touchdowns as Dallas won 38-27 to take over first place in the NFC East. Murray leads the NFL in rushing with nearly 17-hundred yards and also has a league-leading 11 rushing touchdowns this season.
>>Ravens Place Jackson On IR
(Owings Mills, MD) -- The Baltimore Ravens' secondary continues to lose players. Defensive back Asa Jackson will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Jackson was hurt in the Ravens' win over Jacksonville. The Ravens already have four DBs on injured reserve, with Jackson to be the fifth. He started the last six games for Baltimore, recording 28 tackles.
>>"RG3" To Start For Redskins Against Eagles
(Ashburn, VA) -- Robert Griffin the Third will once again be under center for the Washington Redskins this weekend. "RG3" will start at quarterback when the Redskins host the NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles Saturday at FedEx Field. Head coach Jay Gruden says it's important for their offense to rally around him and play well around him. Griffin replaced an injured Colt McCoy in Sunday's 24-13 loss to the New York Giants. "RG3" went 18-of-27 for 236 yards and a touchdown after McCoy aggravated a previous neck strain on the opening series. Griffin has appeared in just half of Washington's 14 games this season.
>>NFLPA Files Suit Challenging Peterson Suspension
(Minneapolis, MN) -- The NFL Players Association is filing a lawsuit challenging the decision to uphold the suspension of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. The NFLPA filed a 74-page document in a Minneapolis federal court asking for last week's ruling by an NFL-appointed arbitrator to be vacated. Friday, the arbitrator said the league's ruling to suspend Peterson for the rest of the season was not unfair or inconsistent, as the running back's initial appeal suggested. The former NFL MVP is seeking reinstatement as early as the beginning of the offseason, otherwise he is required to wait until April 15th for the league to revisit his status. Peterson is also trying to cut the number of game checks he will lose from six to two. Last month, he pleaded no contest to a reduced charge for abusing his four-year-old son with a "switch." Peterson has not played since Week One of the season.