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AP source: Jets' Holmes could miss rest of season

UNDATED (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes has a Lisfranc injury to his left foot, likely leaving the team's struggling offense without their top playmaker for the rest of the season.


     Holmes went down on the first play of the fourth quarter of the Jets' 34-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday after catching a pass. X-rays on the foot were negative, but subsequent MRI exam results were sent to a foot specialist in North Carolina. Results of that exam confirmed the Jets' worst fears.


     In other NFL news:


     -- Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says it's a "safe assessment" that injured stars Rashard Mendenhall, James Harrison and Troy Polamalu will be available Sunday when the 1-2 Steelers host the 3-1 Eagles in the battle for Pennsylvania. The Steelers are looking to avoid their first ever 1-3 start since Tomlin took over in 2007.

Texans first repeat No. 1


     NEW YORK (AP) - The Houston Texans are the first team to hang on to the top spot in the AP Pro32 power rankings.


     A week after becoming the fourth team in as many weeks to ascend to No. 1, Houston proved it belonged there with a resounding 38-14 rout of the Tennessee Titans to remain unbeaten in four games.


     The Texans receive 11 first-place votes and 382 points from the 12-person panel of media members who regularly cover the NFL. Atlanta (4-0) remains second with 369 points, and Arizona - the NFL's other unbeaten team - is fifth with one first-place vote and 342 points.


     Houston next faces the Jets, who fell five spots to 23rd after a 34-0 loss at home to San Francisco. The 49ers moved up one spot to fourth, just behind Baltimore.

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