Dan Carpenter distracted by laser pointer

DETROIT -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Buffalo Bills' 17-14 win over the Detroit Lions:

Bills report laser pointer: Before his 58-yard game winner, Bills kicker Dan Carpenter missed a 50-yard field goal in the third quarter. He was visibly upset after the kick, speaking to referee Craig Wrolstad until officials directed him back to the sideline. Now we know why: Coach Doug Marrone said after the game that there was a laser pointer in the stands that distracted Carpenter. The Bills reported it to NFL security and had a photo of it; the laser apparently came from a fan.

Ron Brooks kept overnight: The Bills said cornerback Ron Brooks, who was hospitalized during the game after suffering a neck injury, will be kept in Detroit overnight for observation. Word from the Bills' locker room was that initial tests on Brooks were encouraging.

Jackson talks injury: Running back Fred Jackson, the workhorse of the Bills' offense so far this season, said he suffered a right ankle sprain late in the game. "It's sore. X-rays were negative," Jackson said. "I'll be all right. Just do some rehab and get back out there next week." Jackson said he re-entered the game after the injury.

Wilson receives game ball: For the second time this season -- the first coming after the Bills' Week 1 win in Chicago -- controlling owner Mary Wilson was given the game ball in the locker room. It likely was her final game as owner; NFL owners are expected to approve Terry and Kim Pegula's ownership transfer this week.