NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/4/13
NFL Updates: Brady's big win, Foles' seven scores, Week 10 schedule and more
November 4, 2013
The NFL’s Week 9 Sunday was everything we expected. We saw all sorts of interesting happenings around the league, and likewise lots of stellar play as well. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the noteworthy players and storylines from the NFL this morning and try to get a feel for what’s coming up as we cruise toward Week 10. Here’s the latest.
Colts-Texans Notes: It was a wild one in Houston last night, with the Colts posting an 18-point comeback to get a close victory over the Texans 27-24. Houston dominated the first half, with young QB Case Keenum tossing three scores to Andre Johnson. Indy QB Andrew Luck responded after halftime with three scores of his own to new No. 1 T.Y. Hilton. After a missed field goal from Randy Bullock in the closing seconds (he missed three times in the game), the Colts secured the comeback win.
Also of note, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field while the teams were heading into the locker room at halftime. He was taken to a local hospital and is reportedly stable. A heart attack has been ruled out.
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Brady is Back: After a string of sub-par performances, Patriots QB Tom Brady finally posted a big outing against the Steelers yesterday. He managed four touchdowns on the day, logging 432 yards on 23-of-33 passing--by far his best line of the year. His 252 first-half passing yards were the most he’s had in over four years.
The Patriots got the big win 55-31, keeping them firmly on top of the AFC East as they head into their bye week. When they come back, they’ll head to Carolina in Week 11 to face a very hot Panthers team. That should be a pretty good game.
Foles Goes Off: In what’s likely the most improbable statistical line of the week, Eagles QB Nick Foles went crazy on the Raiders in Oakland yesterday. He tossed a whopping seven touchdowns, which ties an NFL record and is the second time this year that a QB has hit that mark (Peyton Manning did it on opening night against the Ravens.) Foles finished with a 22-of-28 passing line for 406 yards and a sterling 158.3 QB rating. He was replaced by Matt Barkley after three quarters.
This performance will bring a new dimension to the QB controversy in Philadelphia. Usual No. 1 Michael Vick was ruled out last Friday with an injury. The Eagles will be in Green Bay next week.
NFL Week 10 Schedule: Even though Week 9 isn’t technically over just yet, we can’t resist looking forward to Week 10. There aren’t so many byes out there next weekend, and like usual there are definitely some interesting matchups on the schedule. Here’s a look at the full slate, as well as the start times and TV networks carrying the games.
Bye Week: Browns, Patriots, Jets, Chiefs
Thursday, November 7:
8:25 PM ET:
Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings (NFL Network)
Sunday, November 10:
1:00 PM ET Games:
Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
Buffalo Bills at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at New York Giants (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Indianapolis Colts (FOX)
Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears (FOX)
4:05 PM ET:
Carolina Panthers at San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET Games:
Houston Texans at Arizona Cardinals (CBS)
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
8:30 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints (NBC)
Monday, November 11:
8:40 PM ET:
Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (ESPN)
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