Jacksonville receiver's injury not a serious one

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DETROIT --- Jaguars receiver Matt Jones injured his thigh against the Detroit Lions and left the game in the third quarter.

Jones had a team-high five receptions for 62 yards Sunday when he was sidelined after helping the Jaguars take a 24-point lead.

Coach Jack Del Rio said after the game the injury wasn't serious and Jones could have returned.

l Linebacker Mike Peterson , sent home early in the week from practices for disciplinary reasons, didn't dress for Sunday's game.

VIKINGS: Cornerback Charles Gordon was carted off the field in the second quarter against Green Bay after a gruesome ankle injury on a punt return.

Coach Brad Childress said Gordon needed to have a pin inserted into his leg, indicating a bad break, and he's undoubtedly lost for the rest of the season.

l Defensive end Jared Allen was in the starting lineup despite being listed as doubtful with a sprained shoulder.

Allen had a sack, a safety and countless quarterback pressures in a victory over Green Bay.

SAINTS: Cornerback Mike McKenzie suffered a fractured right kneecap, forcing him to contemplate another long rehabilitation less than one year after having reconstructive surgery on the same knee.

LIONS: Daunte Culpepper had an ineffective debut, throwing for 104 yards and an interception while splitting time with Drew Stanton in Detroit's 38-14 loss to Jacksonville.


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