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A top NFL executive said the rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Houston touchdown Thursday “may be too harsh” and will be re-examined immediately.

Ray Anderson, the league's director of football operations, said a 15-yard penalty for throwing the challenge flag on a play that is automatically reviewed might be enough.

“We will certainly discuss the rule with the competition committee members, as we do all situations involving unique and unusual circumstances, and determine if we feel a change should be recommended to ownership,” Anderson said in a statement.

For now, throwing the challenge flag also eliminates the use of replay; all scoring plays otherwise are reviewed.

Justin Forsett's third-quarter 81-yard run in the Texans' 34-31 overtime victory at Detroit initially was ruled a touchdown, although replays clearly showed his knee and elbow touched the turf when he was hit by Lions defenders. Detroit coach Jim Schwartz challenged, resulting in a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

• Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow has two broken ribs, and coach Rex Ryan insisted Tebow still could've played, but he had no intention of putting him on the field Thursday unless it was an emergency.

• Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh could face his second suspension in as many years for his latest actions. The league will review Suh's kick to the groin area of quarterback Matt Schaub in Thursday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Texans.

• The status of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler going into the weekend remains uncertain because of a concussion, although coach Lovie Smith said he is optimistic.

• The Vikings likely will be without wide receiver Percy Harvin this weekend because of his sprained left ankle.

• Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will miss Sunday's game against the New York Giants because of his hamstring injury, the team confirmed.

• 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh expects quarterback Alex Smith to be medically cleared to play by Saturday.

• Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is disappointed that the new schedule for bounty hearings virtually prevents him from being able to personally confront his accusers.

— AP

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