NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/10/13
NFL Updates: Saints-Cowboys, Dolphins-Bucs injuries and more
November 10, 2013
Today we’ll be getting right back to the Week 10 action in the NFL, with games kicking off all across the league. There are some pretty good matchups on the schedule this afternoon, so it’s a great day to camp out on the couch and watch the fun. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names and storylines out there making headlines. Here’s the latest.
What to Watch Tonight: The Week 10 edition of “Sunday Night Football” should be a good one. The Dallas Cowboys will be heading over to New Orleans to face the Saints in a battle to get a leg up on the NFC. The Cowboys won last week against the Vikings, but the come-from-behind victory took more effort than it should have. Meanwhile, the Saints are coming off a loss to the Jets that made their offense look flat and lifeless for most of the game.
We’re expecting a few more offensive fireworks in this one, but not from the obvious QB stars Tony Romo and Drew Brees. The vulnerability of both defenses seems to be the running game, so expect a heavy dose of Pierre Thomas and DeMarco Murray. Whichever side can keep its offense on the field the most--and thereby win the battle for time of possession--should come away with the victory. Coverage begins at 8:30 PM ET on NBC.
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Dolphins-Buccaneers Injuries: Now that the official injury reports have come in for this week’s “Monday Night Football” installment between the Dolphins and the Buccaneers, let’s take a closer look at who’s hurting and who we should be expecting to see out on the field.
For the Dolphins, the lone doubtful designation is CB Dimitri Patterson. LBs Jelani Jenkins and Koa Misi are both considered questionable, while the rest of the list is filled with probable designations: Nolan Carroll, Chris Clemons, Dannell Ellerbe, Nate Garner, Dion Sims and Caleb Sturgis.
Now let’s check out the Bucs. They have one doubtful player: WR Chris Owusu. Everyone else is probable. That list includes: Mason Foster, Dashon Goldson, Davin Joseph, Erik Lorig, Akeem Spence, Keith Tandy and Dekoda Watson.
Bears-Lions matchup: One of the more intriguing games on today’s schedule is the afternoon matchup between the Bears and Lions. The two teams have already played each other once this year, with the Lions taking a pretty dominant 40-32 win. This game should be another hard-fought outing, with the loser being knocked out of first place in the NFC North.
We’re expecting big contributions from both teams’ starting running backs. In the last matchup, Detroit’s Reggie Bush posted 139 yards and a score on the ground, while adding another 34 through the air. Meanwhile, Chicago’s Matt Forte managed 95 rush yards and a score of his own, while also racking up 22 receiving yards on five grabs.
Now that Bears QB Jay Cutler has returned from injury, we could see an intense offensive battle resulting in a high-scoring, energetic affair. It should be a fun one to watch.
NFL Week 10 Schedule: With Week 10 (most of it, anyway) just hours away, let’s take one last look at the NFL 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
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)
8:40 PM ET:
Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (ESPN)
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