NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/20/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 11 Schedule and More
November 20, 2015
Now that the Titans and Jaguars have finished up, Week 11 in the NFL is officially underway. While we’re awaiting this weekend’s games, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who’s in the news.
Titans-Jaguars Wrap-Up: The Jaguars have won consecutive games and three of their last four after a victory at home over the Titans on “Thursday Night Football.” QB Blake Bortles found TE Julius Thomas for a TD in the fourth quarter for the decisive score, and Jacksonville would take it 19-13.
Bortles played pretty well (21-of-30; 242 yards; TD) but had two turnovers that helped keep the Titans in the game.
At 4-6, the Jags are now firmly in the mix for the AFC South crown, and may be able to sneak into the playoffs with a late-season run.
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The Chargers’ Antonio Gates missed out on yesterday’s practice, but he’ll likely be okay for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.
The bad news is that Gates is dealing with a hip injury in addition to his knee issue. Still, as long as he’s able to make it out on the field he should put up a good line against KC in what should be a good game.
Speaking of good games, we’ve got one coming up in the NFC North with the Packers and Vikings. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson was limited in practice yesterday, but will be good to go.
Peterson posted 203 yards on 26 carries against the Raiders, and will be looking for another big-time performance against the flailing Packers.
Elsewhere in the NFC North, the Bears will be taking on the Broncos, with Brock Osweiler under center. The backup Denver QB should have WR Emmanuel Sanders out on the field.
Sanders has quite a few injury issues he’s dealing with (ankle, finger, etc.) but should be okay for Sunday. Ronnie Hillman will get the start in the backfield for Osweiler.
As for the Bears, they may not have Matt Forte back quite yet, but they’ve been doing just fine in the RB department since he suffered his knee injury.
Speculation dictates that Forte may sit Sunday so he can get back for next week’s Thanksgiving game. It’ll be interesting to see how the team divides carries when Forte returns. Jeremy Langford has performed wonderfully in Forte's absence.
NFL Week 11 Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch them on.
Bye Week: Browns, Saints, Giants, Steelers
Thursday, November 19, 2015:
8:25 PM ET:
Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL Network)
Sunday, November 22, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Oakland Raiders at Detroit Lions (CBS)
Indianapolis Colts at Atlanta Falcons (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Baltimore Ravens (FOX)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears (CBS)
New York Jets at Houston Texans (CBS)
Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
Dallas Cowboys at Miami Dolphins (FOX)
4:05 PM ET:
Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
4:25 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
8:30 PM ET:
Cincinnati Bengals at Arizona Cardinals (NBC)
Monday, November 23, 2015:
8:30 PM ET:
Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (ESPN)
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