SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Alex Smith is supportive of Colin Kaepernick's success, even if the second-year pro takes Smith's starting job as 49ers quarterback.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue plans to complete all hearings in the NFL's bounty probe of the Saints by Dec. 4 and make a ruling shortly after.
HOUSTON (9-1) At DETROIT (4-6)
Thursday, 12:30 p.m., CBS
OPENING LINE - Texans by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 7-3; Detroit 4-6
SERIES RECORD - Tied 1-1
SAN FRANCISCO (7-2-1) At NEW ORLEANS (5-5)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOX
OPENING LINE - OFF
RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 6-4; New Orleans 6-4
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan hopes he never has to endure another five-interception game.