National Football League roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Michael Vick will replace Geno Smith as the New York Jets starting quarterback when the Jets face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Jets coach Rex Ryan announced Monday.
Smith threw three interceptions in the first quarter of the Jets' 42-34 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday and was pulled for Vick after 12 plays. He also suffered a shoulder injury and had X-rays after the game.
Jets general manager John Idzik continues to stick by Rex Ryan even as the losses pile up, saying his coach's job is safe for now.
This comes a day after the Buffalo Bills benefited from six turnovers by the Jets in a 43-23 rout at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, dropping Ryan's team to an embarrassing 1-7 record with a seventh straight loss.
The Chicago Bears have lost defensive end Lamarr Houston and left guard Matt Slauson for the season.
Houston suffered a torn right ACL while celebrating a sack of backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the fourth quarter of a 51-23 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. The Bears were losing by 25 points when Houston was injured. Slauson suffered a torn right pectoral muscle, general manager Phil Emery said.
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