NFL News: Player News and Updates for 9/29/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
September 29, 2014
Week 4 in the NFL is all but finished up, as we’ve got just one matchup this evening left to look forward to. That said, Week 5 will be at hand sooner than you realize, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there.
Saints-Cowboys Wrap-Up: Was this more about how the Saints are struggling or how the Cowboys are resurging? It was a little of both, actually. Tony Romo (three touchdowns) and DeMarco Murray (149 rush yards; two scores) led the way for Dallas, pushing the team to a 49-17 blowout win over the clearly overmatched Saints.
Drew Brees led New Orleans to a 31-17 deficit before the Cowboys put the game out of reach, but it was really a one-sided affair the whole game.
The Cowboys went to 3-1 with the win, while the Saints slid to 1-3.
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Eagles Issues: Let’s look at the numbers surrounding the Eagles offense, specifically No. 1 WR Jeremy Maclin. He was targeted 16 times for 68 yards, but much of that came on a spectacular 22-yard snag late in the game.
Maclin ended up with only five catches overall, however the 49ers defense was able to keep him and the Philly offense in check the whole game.
The Eagles have been playing with fire the entire season, and San Francisco finally caught them red-handed.
QB Nick Foles finished just 21-of-43 for 195 and no scores. He had two picks on the day.
Will this serve as a wake-up call for Philly? That remains to be seen, but the team has a pretty stout challenge in store for Week 5 when the Rams defense comes to town.
Rodgers Resurgence: There have been a lot of concerns over not only Aaron Rodgers but the whole Packers team during this early going in the 2014 NFL season, but the offense made short work of those doubts during yesterday’s key game against the Bears.
Rodgers redeemed himself with a stellar performance, posting four scores and 302 yards passing in a defeat of the Bears which put the team in a position to take over the division despite their sketchy beginnings.
Things are looking pretty good for the Pack, who will face the Vikings on Thursday in a quick turnaround. If the Minnesota secondary can’t stop the Jordy Nelson/Randall Cobb train, they’re in for a long night.
Week 5 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 5 in the NFL. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Bye Week: Dolphins, Raiders
Thursday, October 2, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (CBS)
Sunday, October 5, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants (FOX)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys (CBS)
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions (FOX)
Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
4:05 PM ET
Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos
4:25 PM ET
Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers (CBS)
New York Jets at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
8:30 PM ET
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots (NBC)
Monday, October 6, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins (ESPN)
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