NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/7/13
NFL Updates: Raiders-Chargers Notes, Week 6 Schedule and More
October 7, 2013
The NFL gave us a packed Week 5 schedule yesterday, and we’ve got more to come tonight with the Jets-Falcons edition of “Monday Night Football” headed our way this evening. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy storylines and players out there and take a peek in at Week 6 and what’s on the schedule for the weekend. Here’s the latest.
Texans-49ers Notes: Last night’s edition of “Sunday Night Football” was a one-sided snooze-fest for pretty much anyone besides 49ers fans--they were loving it. San Francisco took advantage of three Matt Schaub interceptions (turning one into a pick-six) on their way to a 34-3 victory.
The Niners defense was so good that their offense didn’t have to do much of anything to keep Houston at bay. QB Colin Kaepernick completed just six passes--three of which went to Vernon Davis. The running game took care of the rest, with Frank Gore leading the way on 81 yards and a score.
Schaub, on the other hand, was so bad that he was replaced in the fourth quarter. Texans coach Gary Kubiak gave him a vote of confidence after the game, saying he’d remain the starter in Week 6. That said, it’s bound to be a tough week of questions for Schaub and the gang.
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Chargers-Raiders Notes: Due to a baseball scheduling conflict, the Chargers-Raiders game was moved to the wee hours. Most people were probably asleep for this one--except for those on the west coast--and if so they missed a pretty good game. Oakland QB Terrelle Pryor started things off quickly with a pair of first quarter touchdowns, one coming on the Raiders’ first offensive play of the game. Charles Woodson also got in on the action with his 13th career defensive touchdown (tying an NFL record) to help the Raiders to a 27-17 victory over San Diego.
The Chargers’ Philip Rivers had another strong passing game (411 yards, two touchdowns) but also tossed a trio of costly interceptions that helped Oakland to clinch the game.
Manning Vs. Romo: In what was undoubtedly the most riveting NFL game in recent memory, the Cowboys and Broncos gave us a real treat yesterday. The game came down to Peyton Manning versus Tony Romo, as both quarterbacks traded precision passing blows in a high-scoring seesaw that came down to the final minutes. When the dust settled, the game ended on a last-second field goal that gave Denver the win 51-48.
Romo’s lone blemish on the afternoon came on his final pass attempt: an interception in his own territory that all but sealed the game for the Broncos. Aside from that, he was near perfect: 506 yards (the most by a Cowboy in NFL history) and five touchdowns.
Manning wasn’t so bad himself: 414 yards, four passing scores and a rush TD.
This one’s bound to go down as one of the great games in league history, and it’s a shame it had to come down to an interception on an otherwise awesome afternoon by Romo.
NFL Week 6 Schedule: Week 5 isn’t quite over just yet, but we can’t help looking forward to the upcoming set of games. We’ve got some interesting matchups on the schedule, so let’s take a look at the full slate of games and the TV networks you can catch your favorite teams on.
Bye Week: Dolphins, Falcons
Thursday, October 10:
Giants at Bears, 8:25 PM ET (NFL Network)
Sunday, October 13:
1:00 PM ET Games:
Packers at Ravens (FOX)
Bengals at Bills (CBS)
Lions at Browns (FOX)
Rams at Texans (FOX)
Panthers at Vikings (FOX)
Raiders at Chiefs (CBS)
Steelers at Jets (CBS)
Eagles at Buccaneers (FOX)
4:05 PM ET Games:
Jaguars at Broncos (CBS)
Titans at Seahawks (CBS)
4:25 PM ET Games:
Saints at Patriots (FOX)
Cardinals at 49ers (FOX)
8:30 PM ET Game:
Redskins at Cowboys
Monday, October 14:
Colts at Chargers, 8:40 PM ET (ESPN)
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