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Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws to a receiver

Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws to a receiver in the second half of a game against the Rams at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. (Dec. 12, 2010) Credit: AP

News and notes from around the NFL:

* The Chiefs, who face the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium, has scored only one touchdown – one! - in their last three games combined. And they’ve had only two TDs in their last five. They miss Matt Cassel in a huge way. The only encouraging news: They’ve allowed only one TD in the last two games.

* Michael Vick returns for the Eagles against the Dolphins in Miami. Key stat: In 10 road starts with the Eagles, Vick is 7-3 and has 23 touchdowns and only 10 interceptions. Vick, who has missed three games with a rib injury, vows he will now slide to avoid hits down the field.

* Reggie Bush has achieved a career high in rushing yards, but it’s nothing to write home about for the second overall pick in the 2006 draft. The Dolphins’ tailback has 667 yards, eclipsing his previous best of 581 yards in 2007 while he was with the Saints.

* Saints QB Drew Brees has 4,031 passing yards and is on pace to throw for 5,375 yards, which would shatter Dan Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 yards, set in 1984. Brees needs to average 263 yards per game to get the record; he’s averaging 336 yards a game so far.

* Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, who traded Albert Haynesworth to the Patriots in the off-season, on his reaction to Haynesworth being released by New England last month: “It doesn’t surprise me.”

* Stat of the week: The 49ers’ defense hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 34 straight games, the NFL’s longest active streak. They can become the first team since the 1920 Decatur Staleys to not allow a rushing TD in the first 13 games.

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