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NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 16 Schedule and More
December 22, 2015
Week 15 is now in the rearview mirror, and now it’s time for us football fans to start looking forward to Week 16 in the NFL. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who’s in the news.
Lions-Saints Wrap-Up: The Lions blew a big lead last night on “Monday Night Football” against the Saints, but were able to hang on for a 35-27 victory.
Matthew Stafford put up a 22-of-25 passing line for 254 yards and three touchdowns, while his counterpart Drew Brees was 34-of-52 for 341 yards and three touchdowns.
Following the game, both teams move to 5-9 on the year. Neither will be going to the playoffs, obviously.
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Odell Beckham was suspended for one game thanks to his helmet-to-helmet hit in Week 15. He is appealing the decision and the hearing will be heard by tomorrow.
There seems to be very little chance the Beckham will be playing this weekend. He’s got no realistic basis for a reversal, as his actions were quite blatant and caused outrage among fans and pundits.
The Vikings’ Adrian Peterson should be okay after tweaking his ankle in Sunday’s game. He wasn’t wearing a walking boot in the locker room, and the coaching staff deemed him “alright.”
The Vikings won’t test Peterson any further, so by all indications he’ll be on the field against the Giants this weekend.
The Packers made some moves yesterday with a couple of players. They took TE Andrew Quarless off IR, replacing him with WR Ty Montgomery.
Quarless comes off a knee injury and will give Aaron Rodgers another option at TE. He’s not much of a blocker, though, which will limit his playing time. As for Montgomery, he’s had a rough time after his high-ankle sprain and faces an uncertain future in 2016.
It sounds like Patriots WR Danny Amendola is looking at a knee sprain, according to sources close to the team. In all likelihood he’ll be missing out on the next two weeks, but the Pats hope to get him back in time for the playoffs.
New England may very well be getting Julian Edelman (foot) back in the lineup this week, which is great news in a divisional matchup against the Jets on Sunday.
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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