NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/7/13
NFL Updates: Murray and the Dallas run game, Week 10 schedule and more
November 7, 2013
Week 10 is here already, and with all the news and injury concerns happening around the league over the past few days, it seems like a quicker turnaround than ever. Let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy happenings and players out there so that we can get a feel for what we’re in for this weekend. Here’s the latest.
What to Watch Tonight: Week 10 will be kicking off tonight on “Thursday Night Football,” and though the Redskins’ and Vikings’ records aren’t much to look at, there are plenty of storylines involved in the game. Washington QB Robert Griffin III will be playing his second game against Minnesota, though he likely won’t be able to replicate his initial success. Last year in their meeting, Griffin posted 182 yards and a TD through the air, and another 138 yards and two scores on the ground. Things are different this year, however; he’s not running as much.
On the other side, it’ll be all Adrian Peterson, all the time. He’s coming off a 25-carry, 140-yard effort in Dallas that produced his seventh TD of the season.
Neither team is known for its defense, so there should be a good bit of scoring overall. Coverage begins at 8:25 PM ET on NFL Network.
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Daryl Richardson, RB, St. Louis Rams: It appears the door is open once again for another big performance from Rams RB Zac Stacy. Richardson missed out on practice yesterday, thanks to a foot injury that caused him to sit during Week 9 against the Titans. During that game, Stacy posted 127 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries, then added 51 more on six receptions.
He’ll have his hands full this weekend, however, as the Rams will head to Indianapolis. The Colts have been pretty good overall when it comes to defending running backs, giving up just one rushing touchdown in their last five games.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys: One Week 10 matchup we’re looking forward to this weekend (and just about everyone else is looking forward to as well) is the Cowboys-Saints game on Sunday. In addition to what should be a pretty competitive game, we’re also curious to see what the Cowboys do on offense. They relied almost exclusively on the pass during their Week 9 victory over the Vikings, a come-from behind affair that saw QB Tony Romo take it to the air 51 times.
Meanwhile, the run game only saw nine rush attempts in all. Sure, there were some extenuating circumstances involved--not the least of which being star RB DeMarco Murray making his return from a knee injury. We’re expecting things to be different this week, however, or a little more balanced at least. The Jets had great success running the ball against the Saints in their surprise win last week, and you can expect the Cowboys to try and duplicate that formula.
NFL Week 10 Schedule: Week 10 in the NFL will be getting started tonight, with a matchup between the Redskins and Vikings on “Thursday Night Football.” Looking ahead to the weekend, there are only four teams on byes this week, so it’ll be a slightly heavier round of games as compared to the last couple. 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
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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