SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois has been preparing all week to start in place of All-Pro Justin Smith on the NFL's second-ranked defense.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Needing a deep receiving threat, the New England Patriots signed Brandon Lloyd.
They ended up with an acrobat.
For New York Giants fans, there's no way to predict what your team will do from week to week - clobber the Packers by four touchdowns one Sunday or get humiliated by the Falcons 34-0 on another.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will miss his ninth consecutive game because of a foot injury.