On crutches and his left foot in a protective boot, backup quarterback Jeff Garcia watched the final seconds of Detroit's only preseason victory tick away while hoping his season isn't already over.
"It is frustrating and disappointing," Garcia said. "But I will be back."
The veteran backup broke his left leg and hurt his ankle while sliding at the end of a run in the first quarter, his injury overshadowing the visiting Lions' 21-7 win over Buffalo yesterday.
Expected to miss at least six weeks, Garcia's absence leaves the Lions with no experienced backup behind Joey Harrington.
* RAMS 27, CHIEFS 23: In St. Louis, backup quarterback Jamie Martin was 5 for 9 for 71 yards and an interception in a little less than two quarters before giving way to rookie Ryan Fitzpatrick. He was 12 for 22 for 195 yards, one interception and two touchdowns.
* BENGALS 38, COLTS 0: Winless Indianapolis rested its entire starting offense and all but two players on defense, playing it safe instead of playing for real. Host Cincinnati took advantage of the mismatch. Carson Palmer led the Bengals to touchdowns on their first two drives, going 6 of 7 for 107 yards.
* VIKINGS 23, SEAHAWKS 21: Daunte Culpepper led visiting Minnesota on two long drives in the first quarter, the second resulting in a one-yard touchdown plunge by the big quarterback, as the Vikings beat Seattle.
* BRONCOS 30, CARDINALS 21: Bradlee Van Pelt threw three touchdown passes and Tatum Bell rushed for 78 yards as the Broncos knocked off Arizona despite resting all of their starters.
* HURRICANE RELIEF: Peyton and Eli Manning, who grew up in New Orleans, will fly to Baton Rouge, La., today on a plane carrying relief supplies for victims of Katrina.
* BEARS: The team cut cornerback Todd McMillon and 12 other players as it sought to get down to the 53-man roster limit.
* WILLIAMS SITS: Miami running back Ricky Williams says he and the team will be fine during his four-game suspension. Williams said he won't miss playing. "I took a year off," he said. "I didn't miss it then, so I don't think I'll miss it now."