The Houston Texans are still undefeated -- but very nearly let this one slip away.
Arian Foster ran for 152 yards and a touchdown, and the visiting Texans stayed unbeaten by defeating the New York Jets for the first time in team history, hanging on for a 23-17 victory Monday night.
With a chance to lead the Jets on a winning drive, Mark Sanchez was intercepted by Kareem Jackson on a pass that tipped off the hands of Jeff Cumberland with 1:51 remaining, and the Texans (5-0) kept pace with the Atlanta Falcons as the NFL's only teams without a loss.
The Jets (2-3) were heavy underdogs after coming off a 34-0 loss to San Francisco last week but made a game of it. Backup quarterback Tim Tebow got the crowd fired up at times throughout the game, including running for a first down on a fake punt, but had little impact otherwise.
Matt Schaub won his ninth straight game -- the longest active streak in the NFL -- dating to last season. Owen Daniels finished with four catches for 79 yards for the Texans, who have just their second five-game winning streak in team history.
Lions: Team president Tom Lewand says the franchise is deeply saddened to learn of Alex Karras' condition. The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News reported that the former All-Pro defensive lineman and actor has kidney failure and has been given only a few days to live. The 77-year-old Karras has been suffering from dementia.
Redskins: Coach Mike Shanahan says "right now it looks good" that Robert Griffin III will be able to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings. Shanahan said Griffin was experiencing no dizziness, headaches or vomiting Monday, a day after the No. 2 overall draft pick suffered a concussion in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Chiefs: Quarterback Matt Cassel sustained a concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against Baltimore and is unlikely to play at Tampa Bay. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said that Brady Quinn will prepare to start.
Patriots: Kevin Faulk is retiring after 13 seasons with the team. Primarily a third-down back, Faulk is the Patriots' leader with 12,349 all-purpose yards.
Giants: The NFL has suspended rookie safety Will Hill for using Adderall.