Detroit Lions quarterback Rodney Peete probably will miss the rest of the season with an Achilles injury, team officials said yesterday.
Peete hurt his right Achilles tendon early in the first quarter of Detroit's 34-10 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
The tendon popped as Peete, 25, planted his foot and threw a 15-yard completion to Willie Green. He was decked after the throw, but the damage already was done.
"If surgery is performed he will undoubtedly miss the rest of the season," Lions head trainer Kent Falb said.
* STEELERS: Neil O'Donnell has lost both of his starts, but he won't lose his job as quarterback.
Former starter Bubby Brister plans to rest his ailing knee another two weeks, meaning O'Donnell figures to start Sunday at Denver and again Nov. 11 at Cincinnati. Brister started the Steelers' first six games.
O'Donnell, a second-year pro from Maryland, is 46 of 83 for 651 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions.
Two weeks ago, coach Chuck Noll said O'Donnell would start at least twice before Brister's torn right knee ligament was re-evaluated. Brister said he's been told to continue resting for another two weeks.
* EAGLES: Quarterback Jim McMahon limped off the field with pain in his surgically repaired right knee, and backup Jeff Kemp followed shortly on a stretcher, but coach Rich Kotite said both will be ready for Monday night's game against the New York Giants.
"The best news I had today was when McMahon walked into my office and said he felt good," Kotite said.
Kemp, released from a hospital yesterday morning after sustaining a concussion, showed up in the locker room and said, "I expect to be ready to play Monday night."