NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/11/13
NFL Updates: Foster, Week 6 TV Schedule and More
October 11, 2013
With the conclusion of last night’s Giants-Bears game, we’ve officially begun Week 6 in the NFL. Once we make it through the old familiar two-day turnaround, we’ll once again have a big Sunday of football to look forward to. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the headlines and noteworthy names from around the league. Here’s the latest.
Giants-Bears Notes: Things looked bad for the Giants early on in last night’s “Thursday Night Football” matchup against the Bears. Eli Manning threw a pair of early picks--one returned for a score--on each of the team’s first two drives. After falling behind 10 points, New York was able to crawl their way back into it on the strength of Brandon Jacobs’ 106 yards and two scores on 22 carries--they’d been sorely lacking a rush game.
The Bears defense would reign supreme in this one however, as CB Tim Jennings collected his second interception of the game late and sealed the Chicago victory. The final score was 27-21. That drops the Giants to 0-6 while the Bears sit at 4-2.
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Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans: Let’s check in on Foster momentarily, as he’s part of an ever-growing injury issue in Houston. He was able to practice yesterday, but was limited once again due to his thumb and chest injuries. The general feeling is that he should be able to play, but may once again be a mixed bag as far as production.
Foster joins fellow superstar Andre Johnson as question marks heading into Week 6 at home against the Rams. He’s been limited as well due to a shin injury, but if he can overcome his issues he should have a good day against a vulnerable St. Louis secondary.
Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland Browns: One player we’ll be watching with interest this week is Cleveland’s Jordan Cameron, who took the league by storm in the early part of the year. Through his first four starts, he racked up 30 receptions for 360 yards and five touchdowns, but was something of a statistical letdown in Week 5.
In the Browns’ big win against the Bills, Cameron was only able to tally three receptions for 36 yards, a line which could be explained away by the presence of Brandon Weeden--not to mention the extra defensive focus that’s sure to be a constant from here on out. Cleveland has to find a way to get him the ball against Detroit on Sunday, but it won’t be easy. The Lions have been pretty good against opposing tight ends this season.
Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins: We’ve been keeping tabs on Morris for the past couple of weeks, ever since he injured his ribs in the team’s first victory of 2013 against the Raiders. The recent news has been good, as he completed his second consecutive day of practice yesterday. The bye week apparently did him some good, and he’s expected to be a full go in Dallas on Sunday night.
Morris has played well against the Cowboys during his short career. In two games last year he posted 313 yards and a whopping four touchdowns.
NFL Week 6 Schedule: Now that Week 6 is officially underway, let’s take a look forward to the upcoming slate of games. There are some nice matchups out there, and it should make for some interesting TV-watching. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the networks you can catch the games on.
Bye Week: Dolphins, Falcons
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 (NBC)
Monday, October 14:
Colts at Chargers, 8:40 PM ET (ESPN)
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