Jets RB Curtis Martin will undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee after missing yesterday's game against the Raiders. It snapped a streak of 119 regular season starts.
Martin, known for his ability to play through pain, initially hurt his knee against the Dolphins in Week 2. The reigning NFL rushing champion has missed five regular season games during his 11-year career. He last missed a game on Oct. 11, 1998, when he sat out against the Rams with a thigh injury.
Including playoff games, Martin, 32, had started 126 straight. With his year over, Martin failed in his quest to become the first player in NFL history to start a career with 11 straight 1,000 yard seasons. He finished with 735 yards.
Rookie Cedric Houston started in Martin's place in the Jets' 26-10 win over Oakland.
* MORE INJURIES: The Giants lost four starters in the first half of their 26-23 overtime win in Philadelphia: LB Antonio Pierce, DT William Joseph and both starting tackles -- Luke Petitgout and Kareem McKenzie.
Pierce had an ankle injury, Petitgout back spasms, McKenzie a hamstring problem and Joseph a leg injury. . . .
In Cincinnati, Bengals RB Chris Perry sprained his left ankle on a first-quarter run. He didn't return in Cincinnati's 23-20 win. . . .
Mike Rucker, the Panthers' sacks leader, was inactive against the Buccaneers with a sprained right ankle. Tampa Bay DT Anthony McFarland left in the first half with a strained hamstring and did not return in the Bucs' 20-10 win. . . .
The return of Darrell Jackson will wait another week after the wide receiver was inactive for the Seahawks. Jackson said Friday he hoped to play for the first time since surgery on his right knee Oct. 12. Instead, he missed his ninth straight game.
-- From News Services