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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/21/14

NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 16 Schedule and More

December 21, 2014

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There’s a bit of a different feel out there this morning, as the NFL is coming off a rare Saturday night of action. We’ve got more in store today as Week 16 continues on, so with that in mind let’s check out some of the notable happenings out there right now.

Saturday Games Wrap-Up: The Eagles are just about finished in the playoff race, thanks to a 27-24 loss yesterday to their division-mate Redskins. Mark Sanchez tossed a costly interception late in that one which led to a game-winning field goal.
In the other matchup, the Chargers kept their playoff hopes alive against the Niners, overcoming a 21-point deficit to rally behind Philip Rivers for a 38-35 victory in overtime.

NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/21/14

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Let’s check out the Broncos’ injury report ahead of tomorrow’s game against the Bengals. Notable probable designations included Jacob Tamme, Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas.
Ronnie Hillman, Emmanuel Sanders and Peyton Manning are all questionable.
Speaking of Manning, there seems to be some optimism surrounding his outlook ahead of this game. He’s nursing a thigh injury that he suffered last week against the Chargers.

Although the Cowboys won’t officially rule on RB DeMarco Murray’s status until today, the general expectation is that he’ll be playing against the Colts. He was medically cleared to return Friday from his injured hand.

Another one of today’s game-time decisions will be the Falcons’ Julio Jones. He’ll do some workouts before the game against the Saints today and see how his hip feels. He’s officially questionable heading into this one.


The Packers’ Bryan Bulaga was upgraded from questionable to probable ahead of today’s game against the Buccaneers. He’s coming off a concussion last week and has passed all associated protocols.

Week 16 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 16 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: None

Thursday, December 18, 2014:

8:25 PM ET:
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL Network)

Saturday, December 20, 2014:

4:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins (NFL Network)

8:25 PM ET:
San Diego Chargers at San Francisco 49ers (CBS)

Sunday, December 21, 2014:

1:00 PM ET
Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins (FOX)
Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans (CBS)
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (FOX)
Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers (CBS)
Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
New England Patriots at New York Jets (CBS)

4:05 PM ET:
New York Giants at St. Louis Rams (FOX)

4:25 PM ET
Buffalo Bills at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys (CBS)

8:30 PM ET
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals (NBC)

Monday, December 22, 2014:

8:30 PM ET
Denver Broncos at Cincinnati Bengals (ESPN)

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