NFL News: Player News and Updates for 9/30/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
September 30, 2014
Week 5 in the NFL has come to an end, and with it another round of intriguing games. It’s now time to start looking forward to Week 5, which is just a couple of days away. That said, here’s a look at some of the key players and storylines everyone’s talking about.
MNF Wrap-Up: It was one of the worst losses of the Belichick-Brady era, and considering how many games that has encompassed, that’s saying a lot. The Chiefs utterly embarrassed the Patriots on “Monday Night Football” last night, giving them a 41-14 beat down dominated from start to finish.
Tom Brady was picked off twice (one returned for a touchdown) and fumbled once in the loss, while Jamaal Charles ran all over the place on the other side, accounting for three touchdowns and 108 total yards.
TE Travis Kelce also had a coming-out party for KC, posting eight grabs for 93 yards and a score as he continues to get better every week.
His counterpart, Rob Gronkowski, did a disappearing act, catching just two balls for 31 yards and a garbage-time touchdown.
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After a sketchy start to the season, the Cowboys’ Tony Romo has looked pretty good in his last couple of games. He was the hero (along with RB DeMarco Murray) in Dallas’ Sunday night win over the Saints, tossing three touchdowns with 262 yards and a nice 75.9 percent completion percentage.
Heading into that game, Romo had four touchdowns and four interceptions. He might be reverting back to his old ways in the weeks to come, as both Houston and Seattle are on the schedule in the next two weeks. How he performs in those games will say a lot about where his season is heading.
We’ve got a couple of Jets nuggets for you this morning. The team signed former Buccaneer WR Chris Owusu yesterday, which should help bolster a WR corps that’s desperately in need of playmakers.
Also, coach Rex Ryan reported himself as “confident” that top cornerback Dee Milliner will be able to play in the team’s game against the Chargers this week. Milliner has missed three games this year due to injury.
Colts safety LaRon Landry has been suspended for four games due to a violation of the league’s policy on performance enhancing substances. He’ll be able to come back during Week 9 when the Colts play the Giants.
This is an unfortunate loss for the Indianapolis secondary. Landry has 23 tackles this year, good enough for second place on the team.
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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