The Lions will start Shaun Hill at quarterback Sunday against the Eagles as Matthew Stafford recovers from a right shoulder injury.

Stafford was knocked out of the season opener when the Bears' Julius Peppers sacked him. John Stafford told the Associated Press that his son will visit the surgeon James Andrews this week.

Stafford missed six games last year with a banged-up left shoulder and right knee. Hill, who took his place in last weekend's 19-14 loss, made six starts for the 49ers last year, winning three.

The game could be a battle of backups. Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb is going through concussion testing. If he is out, Michael Vick will start.

Colts' Sanders sidelined again

Colts safety Bob Sanders is out indefinitely after he had surgery for a torn right biceps. Since being named the 2007 NFL defensive player of the year, he has played only nine games. In his seven-season career, he has missed more games (49) than he's played (48).

Cowboys' Garrett: It's on me

Cowboys offensive coordinator Jason Garrett is taking the blame for trying an ill-fated play at the end of the first half instead of having Tony Romo take a knee. "It's my fault,'' said Garrett, who called for a Hail Mary from his own 46-yard line with 4 seconds left. After a 10-yard penalty against Dallas, Romo shoveled the ball to Tashard Choice, who fumbled. DeAngelo Hall returned it for a touchdown in the Redskins' 13-7 victory.

Around the league

Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware missed practice because of a head injury but is expected to play against the Bears . . . Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme wore a boot on his right ankle, and his status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs was undetermined. If he can't play, Seneca Wallace will start.

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