NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/21/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 16 Schedule and More
December 21, 2015
It’s been a pretty intense Week 15 in the NFL so far, and we’ve still got one more game to go this evening. Before we get started looking forward to Week 16, let’s check out some of the newsmakers from around the league.
Cardinals-Eagles Wrap-Up: Last night on “Sunday Night Football,” the Cardinals trounced the Eagles 40-17. Arizona got a big effort from RB David Johnson, who ran all over the place with 187 rush yards and three touchdowns on 29 totes. He’d also add four catches for 42 yards.
With the win, Arizona moves to 12-2 and secures a division championship. As for Philly, they can still win their division with wins (and some help) in their last two games.
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The Patriots signed veteran RB Steven Jackson this morning. He’s now in town on a one-year deal.
New England is in need of an early-down back, and Jackson certainly suits that profile. We’ll have to see if he’s got anything left in the tank.
The Cowboys will be starting QB Kellen Moore in Week 16 against the Bills.
Moore took over for an ineffective Matt Cassel in Saturday’s loss to the Jets. Moore gave the team a spark, but didn’t play all that well. Now that the Cowboys are officially out of the playoff picture, they’ll want to give Moore a good look over these last two games.
Everyone’s talking about Odell Beckham this morning. The Giants WR will likely be suspended for one game for his actions in yesterday’s loss to the Panthers.
Beckham got penalized for personal fouls three times in the game, but his worst offense was on a helmet-to-helmet hit to Panthers CB Josh Norman.
The Giants are still fighting for a playoff spot, so they definitely need Beckham on the field. If he is indeed suspended, he’ll likely appeal.
The Pittsburgh Steelers looked pretty impressive against the Broncos yesterday, taking a key victory in their late-season playoff push.
Pittsburgh scored 21 unanswered points in the second half en route to a 34-27 victory, which put them into a Wild Card position and in control of their own destiny.
The Chiefs and Steelers both hold playoff spots right now, with the Jets on the outside looking in. All three teams are at 9-5.
NFL Week 16 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: None
Thursday, December 24, 2015:
8:25 PM ET:
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (NFL Network)
Saturday, December 26, 2015:
8:25 PM ET:
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (NFL Network)
Sunday, December 27, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
San Francisco 49ers at Detroit Lions (FOX)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Dallas Cowboys at Buffalo Bills (FOX)
Chicago Bears at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Carolina Panthers at Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
Indianapolis Colts at Miami Dolphins (FOX)
New England Patriots at New York Jets (CBS)
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
Cleveland Browns at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
4:05 PM ET:
Jacksonville Jaguars at New Orleans Saints (CBS)
4:25 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
St. Louis Rams at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
8:30 PM ET:
New York Giants at Minnesota Vikings (NBC)
Monday, December 21, 2015:
8:30 PM ET:
Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos (ESPN)
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