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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/18/13

NFL Updates: Thursday night score, White's outlook and more

October 18, 2013

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Now that last night’s Seahawks-Cardinals game is in the books, Week 7 in the NFL has officially begun. That said, there are all sorts of developing storylines happening around the league right now, and we’ll see plenty more as we inch toward the weekend. Let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy players and headlines out there.

Seahawks-Cardinals Notes: The Seahawks just keep on winning (well, except for that one game). They ran their record to 6-1 with a key divisional victory against the Cardinals (3-4) last night, with the final score 34-22.
Russell Wilson posted a nice line, going 18-for-29 for 235 yards and three passing scores--though he did have a couple of fumbles to his credit. Marshawn Lynch added 91 and a TD on the ground.
On the other side, Carson Palmer couldn’t quite get things going, with 258 yards on 30-for-45 passing, one TD and two interceptions.
Arizona’s run game isn’t much to speak of, and they displayed that last night. Rashard Mendenhall could only come up with 22 yards on 12 carries, and Andre Ellington wasn’t involved at all (five touches for 13 total yards).

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NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/18/13

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Bills Injuries: We’ve got a couple of noteworthy Bills injury issues that have been cropping up this week, and they’re worth keeping an eye on as the team gets closer to their Week 7 game Miami. First off, there’s No. 1 WR Steve Johnson, who has been battling a back injury. He was limited in practice earlier this week, but has made some improvement and managed to upgrade to full sessions. Johnson has been something of a letdown this season, with 20 catches for 254 yards and a pair of scores.
Also, we’ve been following RB C.J. Spiller and his ankle injury. He had to sit out practice on Wednesday, but he was able to get back in there on a limited basis yesterday. For what it’s worth, the general consensus seems to be that he’ll be able to play against Miami.

Alfred Morris, RB, Washington Redskins: Though it seems like they might be outmatched given the reputation of their opponent, the Redskins run game has a prime opportunity in Week 7. They’ll be hosting the Bears on Sunday, which should give Morris (and to a lesser extent Roy Helu) some room to shine.
Chicago is coming off a game in which they allowed Brandon Jacobs of the giants to post 106 yards and a pair of scores. If the Redskins can duplicate that success with Morris, that will open up a lot of different options in the passing game. It should be an interesting matchup.

Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons: We’ll check in on White and the beat-up Falcons quickly, as they’ve been a hot topic of conversation this week. By most indications, White will likely be the team’s latest injury casualty, as he’s coming off an ankle injury that’s been nagging for the entire season. In addition to that, he’s also fighting a hamstring issue. He’s been out of practice all week so far, and is in real danger of missing the team’s Week 7 game.

Week 7 Schedule: Now that it’s officially underway, we can start dissecting the tasty Week 7 matchups that are headed our way. Here’s a look at the full NFL schedule for the weekend, as well as the times and TV stations you can catch the games on.

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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