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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/15/13

NFL Updates: Colts-Chargers Notes, Week 7 Schedule and More

October 15, 2013

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Now that the NFL’s Week 6 has officially come to an end, we’ve begun a quick two-day turnaround before Week 7 can begin. During that time, there will be plenty of questions and considerations to ponder as teams across the league get ready for their next games. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy players and storylines around the league. Here’s the latest.

Colts-Chargers Notes: For those expecting a huge offensive explosion in last night’s Week 6 edition of “Monday Night Football,” the Colts-Chargers game was something of a letdown. There was only one touchdown during the game: a 22-yard strike from Philip Rivers to dynamic rookie Keenan Allen. The rest of the scoring was on field goals--a total of five altogether.
The Chargers monopolized the clock on their way to a 19-9 victory, keeping Colts QB Andrew Luck looking helpless on the sidelines.
Things are looking up for San Diego. They should be able to get back on the right side of .500 after visiting the Jaguars in Week 7. The Colts, meanwhile, need to forget this one in a hurry since Peyton Manning and company will be heading to town this week on “Sunday Night Football.”

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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/15/13

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Also of note in this one was Colts veteran Reggie Wayne: he became the ninth player in NFL history to log 1,000 career receptions. 

E.J. Manuel, QB, Buffalo Bills: The Bills could use some good news. They may get it today, as Manuel is expected to start his on-field work in recovery from the sprained LCL he suffered during Week 5. Once we get a look at how he’s moving (and get some sort of confirmation from a doctor), we’ll have a better idea of when he’ll be able to take the field again. For what it’s worth, Buffalo coach Doug Marrone says Manuel is ahead of schedule, which was initially thought to be in the neighborhood of a few weeks.

David Wilson, RB, New York Giants: We’ve got a couple of Giants nuggets for you this morning, and they both concern injured RB David Wilson. He got some good news from the doctor yesterday, as it was recommended that he not undergo surgery. That bodes well for his chances at a return this season, which optimistically could come within the next few weeks.
Wilson’s particular malady is called spinal stenosis, which causes the spinal canal to become narrow.
With Wilson out and Da’Rel Scott hurting as well (he’ll be out for a few weeks with a hamstring injury), the Giants will be working out possible replacements today. One of those prospects is expected to be Peyton Hillis, the former Bronco/Brown/Chief/Buccaneer who has certainly gotten around in his six NFL seasons. In 65 career games, Hillis has 2,470 yards and 21 touchdowns.

NFL Week 7 Schedule: With Week 6 in the books, we can now turn our attention toward Week 7. Things will kick off on Thursday night with an interesting divisional battle between the Seahawks and Cardinals, then progress from there with more solid-looking matchups on Sunday. Here’s a look at the full schedule, as well as the times and TV networks you can catch the games on.

Bye Week: Saints, Raiders

Thursday, October 17:
8:25 PM ET:
Seahawks at Cardinals (NFL Network)

Sunday, October 20:
1:00 PM ET Games:
Buccaneers at Falcons (FOX)
Bears at Redskins (FOX)
Cowboys at Eagles (FOX)
Patriots at Jets (CBS)
Bills at Dolphins (CBS)
Chargers at Jaguars (CBS)
Rams at Panthers (FOX)
Bengals at Lions (CBS)

4:05 PM ET:
49ers at Titans (FOX)

4:25 PM ET:
Texans at Chiefs (CBS)
Ravens at Steelers (CBS)
Browns at Packers (CBS)

8:30 PM ET:
Broncos at Colts (NBC)

Monday, October 21:
8:40 PM ET:
Vikings at Giants (ESPN)

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