The streak for the most consecutive starts among active quarterbacks is going to stay in possession of the Manning family.
With Peyton Manning's streak of 227 consecutive starts — including the postseason — coming to an end because of a neck injury, the new leader in the category is little brother Eli of the New York Giants. He has started 110 consecutive games and he will go for No. 111 in the season opener in Washington on Sunday.
"I don't know what my number is," Eli said. "You try to be out there every week and perform and be on the field with your teammates. It's not something that I'm keeping track of."
There have been times that Eli Manning was doubtful. But he overcame a shoulder injury in 2007 and a foot injury in 2009 to keep his streak alive.
Eli Manning said he has not spoken with his brother in recent weeks because he knew Peyton had a lot on his mind.
Eli was impressed with Peyton's streak.
"If you can go through 13 years of not missing a game, that's impressive," he said, "no matter what position and what sport. Just playing for 13 years is impressive."
Kerry Collins, whom the Colts brought out of retirement two weeks ago, will start for the Colts.
Collins has made 177 career starts and been to two Pro Bowls. But he has had less than two weeks to learn Indy's offense, which has traditionally called plays at the line of scrimmage. He didn't even play with Pro Bowlers Reggie Wayne or Dallas Clark in a pre-season game, and the Colts haven't had more than 4.0 yards rushing per carry since their 2006 Super Bowl season.
Dallas is league's most valuable team
The Dallas Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable franchise at $1.85 billion, according to Forbes magazine's annual survey.
That also gives the Cowboys the highest worth of any U.S. team, and makes them second only to Manchester United of the English Premier League, valued at $1.9 billion, among franchises worldwide.
The New York Yankees are worth $1.7 billion, according to Forbes' most recent baseball calculations.
Following the Cowboys in value among NFL teams are the Washington Redskins ($1.55 billion), New England Patriots ($1.4 billion), New York Giants ($1.3 billion) and New York Jets ($1.223 billion).
Altogether, 15 teams are worth $1 billion; the others are Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Green Bay, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Denver, Pittsburgh, Miami and Carolina.
The survey is based on the 2010 season and does not include this year's lockout.
Foster might not play
Texans running back Arian Foster is not sure if he'll be able to play in Sunday's opener against Indianapolis because of his hamstring injury.
Foster, the 2010 NFL rushing champion, hurt his left hamstring early in training camp, then aggravated it in the pre-season game in San Francisco on Aug. 27. He's been limited in practice since.
Cedric Benson spent five days in a Texas jail mopping floors and thinking about how much he missed football.
The Cincinnati Bengals running back was released on Saturday after completing his sentence for misdemeanor assault. He's back with the Bengals, getting ready for their season opener Sunday in Cleveland.
This one means a little more to him than most because of how he spent last week.
"You think about a lot of things in life, about the things you need to make changes to not only to protect yourself, but to keep yourself out of danger," Benson said Wednesday, with raindrops running down his face after a morning practice. "I was eager to get back to it.
"I thought a lot about football. I thought a lot about this week and was eager to get back and get started."
Eagles cut Lindley
Philadelphia released Trevard Lindley, a former University of Kentucky star who was their fourth-round draft pick in 2010. Lindley made 23 tackles and had one interception in 11 games with the Eagles last season.