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Morning Headlines: NFL Week 1 in the Books, & Saint put Johnathan Vilma on PUP List

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September 10, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (20) scores a touchdown on an interception return during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at M

The Bengals were humiliated by the Ravens on Monday night football by a score of 44-13. After pulling to within 17-13 early in the third-quarter, the Bengals were outscored 27-0 the rest of the way. The game-breaker came late in the third-quarter when Ravens safety Ed Reed intercepted an Andy Dalton pass and returned it 34 yards for a touchdown. It was a play that gave Reed a new NFL record of 1,497 career interception return yards. Reed also owns the NFL record for the highest interception return average for players with at least 30 career interceptions.

Packers WR Greg Jennings’ status for Thursday night’s game against the Bears is unclear due to a groin injury.

Despite the fact Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma could play in a week or two after his season-long suspension was overturned, the team placed Vilma on the Physically Unable to Perform List.

RB Chris Johnson will remain the Titans’ feature runningback, despite his 11-carry, four-yard performance in Sunday’s loss to the Patriots. Meanwhile, QB Jake Locker is expected to start in Week 2 at San Diego as he recovers form a sprained non-throwing shoulder injury.

Broncos DT Ty Warren has re-torn his right triceps, and is likely done for the season.

The NFL has suspended Browns CB Joe Haden four games for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. He’ll miss matchups with the Bengals, Bills, Ravens, and Giants.

The replacement referees working in the NFL while the regular officials remain locked in a contract negotiation are doing just fine.

Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan said RB Alfred Morris will likely remain his starting runningback.

Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher revealed Monday that center Scott Wells will go on injured reserve with a fractured foot.

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