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NFL Updates: Harvin, Vereen, Week 11 Schedule and More
November 12, 2013
Now that the Dolphins and Buccaneers have finished things up, we can look ahead to the NFL’s Week 11, which starts in just two days. In the meantime, there are plenty of storylines that will be playing themselves out as we near the weekend. With that in mind. Let’s take a closer look at some of the noteworthy names out there and see what everyone’s up to. Here’s the latest.
Dolphins-Buccaneers Notes: The Buccaneers became the final NFL team to collect a win this year, with a 22-19 victory over the struggling Miami Dolphins. The defense finally came through, securing the win by protecting a fourth-quarter lead--something they had failed to do in every opportunity this year. The Dolphins’ woes continued, as their patchwork offensive line couldn’t get any push. They managed just two yards rushing as a team.
It wasn’t all good news for the Bucs, though, as they lost starting RB Mike James (himself an injury replacement) to an ankle injury early on. Fortunately for them, the backup combination of Bobby Rainey and Brian Leonard filled in admirably. X-rays after the game revealed James to have a fractured ankle and he’ll be out indefinitely.
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Matt Flynn, QB, Green Bay Packers: Well, this is a familiar sight. According to reports, the Packers signed Flynn yesterday in the wake of their top two quarterback options going down with injuries.
Here’s the catch, though. Flynn will be backing up starter Scott Tolzien, who was recently promoted from the practice squad. Tolzien went 24 of 39 for 280 yards in relief of the injured Seneca Wallace in Week 10. Green Bay will head to New York to take on the Giants on Sunday.
Percy Harvin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: The Seahawks-Vikings game this weekend will be a pretty good one to watch. By all indications, Harvin will be playing against his former team. He was activated from the PUP list just yesterday and should be good to go after his off-season hip surgery.
We don’t expect Harvin to jump right back into things fully, but he should make a pretty significant impact on a team that needs another dynamic playmaker on offense.
Shane Vereen, RB, New England Patriots: Speaking of dynamic playmakers coming back from injury, Vereen will likely get some time on the field during his team’s Week 11 game against Carolina. He’s been out since Week 1 with a wrist injury, and the team has been pretty hit-and-miss when it comes to the running game in the weeks since.
Like Harvin, Vereen will probably be eased into action slowly. He faces a tough challenge in his first game back, as the Panthers defense is looking very strong these days.
NFL Week 11 Schedule: Now that Week 10 has officially been completed, we can start looking forward to Week 11 in the NFL. The games are starting to take on more and more importance now as we cruise toward the end of the season. Here’s the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can find the games on.
Week 11 Byes: Cowboys, Rams
Thursday, November 14:
8:25 PM ET:
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans (NFL Network)
Sunday, November 17:
1:00 PM ET Games:
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Detroit Lions at Pittsburgh Steelers (FOX)
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Arizona Cardinals at Jacksonville Jaguars (FOX)
Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Chicago Bears (CBS)
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
4:05 PM ET:
San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
4:25 PM ET Games:
Green Bay Packers at New York Giants (FOX)
Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
8:30 PM ET:
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos (NBC)
Monday, November 18:
8:40 PM ET:
New England Patriots at Carolina Panthers (ESPN)
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