By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
The San Diego Chargers and Chicago Bears will wrap up Week 9 of the NFL season on Monday night. The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Denver Broncos on Sunday, knocking the Broncos from the ranks of the unbeaten. The upset left the Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots as the only teams that are still undefeated, marking the first time in NFL history that three teams are 8–0.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.
• Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sustained a mid-foot sprain on Sunday and will miss “a few weeks,” reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.
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• Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater sustained a concussion after being knocked unconscious during his team’s victory over the St. Louis Rams, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Eric Edholm.
• Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy left Sunday’s win over the Miami Dolphins with a shoulder injury but plans to play in Thursday’s game against the New York Jets, reports Fox Sports.
• Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy suffered a strained groin in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers, reports ESPN's Rob Demovsky.
• New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis sustained a knee injury in Sunday’s win over the Redskins and will undergo a MRI on Monday, reports Schefter.
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• Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee sustained a concussion in his team’s loss to the Eagles, reports CBS Sports’ Jared Dubin.
• Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatricksaid there is a “possibility” that he could undergo surgery on his injured left thumb following New York’s Thursday night game against the Buffalo Bills. Fitzpatrick sustained the injury during the Jets’ Week 7 loss to the Raiders, but played on Sunday despite the torn ligaments.
• San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula would not commit to a starting quarterback for next week following the team’s victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, reports Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News. Backup Blaine Gabbert started over Colin Kaepernick this week.