NFL Notebook: Rams' Pace out for season; Portis hurt

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The St. Louis Rams lost Pro Bowl left tackle Orlando Pace for the season after his left triceps was torn yesterday against Seattle.

Pace left in the second quarter of the Rams' 24-22 loss to the Seahawks. Pace will have an MRI today.

Rams coach Scott Linehan ruled Pace out for the year.

Pace, who has been selected to seven consecutive Pro Bowls, was injured while pass blocking with about five minutes remaining in the first half.


Washington running back Clinton Portis' right hand was broken in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles. Portis, who rushed for 25 yards on six carries, left late in the first quarter and did not return. Portis entered with 498 yards rushing and seven touchdowns in seven games.

"I haven't talked to him yet, but it's something that might have to have some screws," coach Joe Gibbs said.


Left tackle Khalif Barnes was benched and fined after his arrest on drunk driving charges. Barnes was driving his car faster than 100 mph and failed two breathalyzer tests early Saturday, according to a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office report. He spent several hours in the Duval County jail before being released on $500 bond.


Pat Tillman, who left the Arizona Cardinals to join the Army Rangers and died in Afghanistan in 2004, was added to the team's "Ring of Honor" in a halftime ceremony. The crowd stood and cheered when his name was unfurled overlooking the 50-yard line in the Cardinals' new University of Phoenix Stadium. Before the game, the Cardinals dedicated an area outside the stadium known as "Pat Tillman Freedom Plaza." It includes a 500-pound, 8-foot tall bronze statue of Tillman.


Left tackle Luke Petitgout's left leg was broken in the first quarter of New York's game with Chicago.


Middle linebacker Ray Lewis missed his first game this season after he was deactivated against the Tennessee Titans with a back injury.


Peyton Manning broke a tie for eighth with Vinny Testaverde on the NFL's career touchdown list by throwing his 262nd touchdown. Manning also passed Boomer Esiason for 11th on the career completions list with 2,979.


The New York Jets ended New England's 57-game streak without consecutive losses, beating the Patriots, 17-14. ... Houston improved to 6-4 overall against Jacksonville. The Texans have 15 victories against the rest of the league. ... San Francisco won consecutive games for the second time since 2003. ... San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson has 15 touchdowns in his past five games.


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