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Week 11 in the NFL has officially begun, now that the Colts and Titans have finished up. That means we’ve got just two more days to wait before the bulk of the games take place. In the meantime, there are plenty of ongoing storylines to visit, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the noteworthy players and situations happening out there. Here’s the latest.
Colts-Titans Notes: The Colts sure like to make things interesting. They’ve been having trouble getting it going early on in their recent games; they’ve been outscored 35-0 in the first quarter of their last three games. They followed that trend last night against the Titans, falling behind 14-0 early and needing a huge second-half surge to retake the game.
Indy would eventually win it 30-27 on the strength of a pair of Donald Brown TD runs (where’s Trent Richardson?) and a big receiving performance from Coby Fleener (107 yards). Meanwhile, Chris Johnson had a big first quarter, but couldn’t do much the rest of the game, resulting in 86 rush yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.
Jamaal Charles, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: All week, we’ve been looking forward to the Sunday night game between the Chiefs and the Broncos. A lot of the focus has been on Peyton Manning--and rightly so, given his injury situation--so today we’ll be heading over to the other sideline to check out Charles.
He’ll be a huge part of any potential success for the Chiefs, as they’ve leaned on him heavily all year. Last week against Buffalo, Charles posted a “down” game, with 90 rush yards on 17 attempts but just six receiving yards on a half-dozen catches. That’s the first time he’s posted less than 23 receiving yards all year.
If Kansas City is going to remain competitive against Denver, they’ve got to keep Manning off the field. That means a strong, clock-gobbling run game is a must. As long as things don’t get out of hand quickly, we expect Charles to post at least 20 carries.
Ed Reed, S, New York Jets: Reed was the talk of the NFL yesterday, as he signed with the Jets after being released by Houston earlier this week. The move reunites him with Rex Ryan, who was his old defensive coordinator in Baltimore and now serves as coach of the Jets.
Reed is expected to make an immediate impact on a New York defense that’s been strong overall but has had issues in the secondary. He may end up starting--but a more likely scenario has him serving as the team’s third safety. In an interesting twist, the Jets will head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens in Week 12.
NFL Week 11 Schedule: Tonight kicks off a stacked schedule in the NFL, full of important games from all around the league. Here’s a closer look at the full slate of matchups, along with the start times and TV networks you can find the games on.
Week 11 Byes: Cowboys, Rams
Sunday, November 17:
1:00 PM ET Games:
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers (FOX)
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars (FOX)
Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Chicago Bears (CBS)
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
4:05 PM ET:
San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
4:25 PM ET Games:
Green Bay Packers at New York Giants (FOX)
Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
8:30 PM ET:
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (NBC)
Monday, November 18:
8:40 PM ET:
New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers (ESPN)
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