The Atlanta Falcons lost two starters — defensive end Kroy Biermann (right Achilles tendon) and fullback Bradie Ewing (separated left shoulder) — to season-ending injuries in Sunday’s 31-24 win over the Rams.
Coach Mike Smith said the loss of Biermann will lead to expanded roles for defensive ends Jonathan Massaquoi and rookie Malliciah Goodman. Ewing’s injury should lead to more playing time for Jason Snelling.
Buccaneers: Safety Dashon Goldson was suspended for one game for flagrant and repeat violations of NFL safety rules prohibiting hits to the head and neck area of defenseless players. Goldson was penalized for unnecessary roughness in Sunday’s loss to New Orleans for making direct, helmet-to-helmet contact with defenseless receiver Darren Sproles. The violation was Goldson’s fifth for unnecessary roughness since 2011.
Jaguars: Fans of Tim Tebow held a rally Monday outside of Jacksonville’s stadium, hoping to convince the team’s owners to sign the free-agent quarterback. The attendance of 20 supporters was outnumbered by 30 members of the media covering the event.
■ Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew strained a tendon in his left foot in Sunday’s loss at Oakland but could to be ready to play Sunday in Seattle.
Colts: Left guard Donald Thomas will have season-ending surgery on a torn quadriceps and be put on injured reserve. Rookie Hugh Thornton, a third-round draft pick, replaced Thomas in Sunday’s loss and is expected to make his first NFL start this weekend at San Francisco.
49ers: Nose tackle Ian Williams will miss the rest of the season with a broken left ankle suffered in Sunday night’s loss. Veteran Glenn Dorsey will take over the position.
Panthers: Starting free safety Charles Godfrey is out for the season with a torn right Achilles tendon.
Raiders: Starting strong safety Tyvon Branch will likely miss significant time with a right ankle injury.
Texans: Receiver Andre Johnson suffered a concussion Sunday. Coach Gary Kubiak is optimistic about Johnson’s return this weekend against Baltimore.
Broncos: All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady suffered a left foot sprain Sunday, and there’s a possibility he could miss a game for the first time in his six-year NFL career. If Clady can’t play this weekend, backup tackle Chris Clark, who signed a two-year contract extension Monday, could be protecting Peyton Manning’s blindside.
Browns: Quarterback Brandon Weeden sprained his right throwing thumb in Sunday’s loss at Baltimore and may not play this week at Minnesota. Coach Rob Chudzinski said the team will play either backup Jason Campbell or third-stringer Brian Hoyer if Weeden can’t go.
Lions: The MRI on Reggie Bush’s banged-up left knee came back negative, and the team hopes the running back can play this weekend.
Ravens: Running back Ray Rice strained his left hip flexor in Sunday’s win and may not be healthy enough to practice this week.
Seahawks: The fan group attempting to set a Guinness World Records mark for loudest stadium said it established a record during Sunday night’s game against San Francisco. The group, called Volume 12, said the decibel reading taken during a sack of Colin Kaepernick in the first quarter was 131.9 decibels. The previous record for “loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium,” was 131.76 decibels, set in 2011 during a soccer match in Turkey.
Patriots: Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard admitted during an appearance in Lancaster County District Court in Lincoln to violating probation by drinking alcohol and driving in Nebraska in July. A judge will announce at a disposition hearing Dec. 5 whether his probation will be revoked. He remains free until then.