NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/14/13
NFL Updates: Manning, Bucs Backfield, Week 11 Schedule and More
November 14, 2013
We’ll be getting back to the NFL action this evening, as Week 11 kicks off tonight on “Thursday Night Football.” While we’re waiting on the kickoff, let’s take our daily look around the league and check in on some of the ongoing storylines out there that will be affecting the games ahead. Here’s the latest.
Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders: Here’s some unsettling news out of Oakland. Pryor was unable to practice yesterday, sitting out due to a knee injury. In his place, backup QB Matthew McGloin worked with the first team. He’ll start this weekend in Houston if Pryor can’t go. McGloin already has some experience under center this year; he went 7-of-15 for 87 yards in Week 8 against Philadelphia.
Speaking of Pryor, he had a downright horrible passing performance in Week 10. He went 11-of-26 for just 122 yards, no touchdowns and an interception.
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Buccaneers Backfield: It’s been a rough year for Tampa Bay running backs (and the entire Tampa Bay team in general, but we digress). First starting RB Doug Martin was lost for the year, then backup Mike James went down with an ankle injury. The good news is that the Bucs have a pair of what look like very capable runners in Brian Leonard and Bobby Rainey.
After James was injured against the Dolphins, Leonard got the majority of the remaining carries, turning his 22 touches into 73 total yards. Rainey, however, was the more electric of the two, with 56 total yards and a score on eight touches. Both players should be looking forward to the very favorable matchup this weekend against the Atlanta Falcons, who just last week gave up 145 yards to the Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch.
Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos: Let’s continue our coverage of “Ankle Watch ‘13” and check in on Manning’s current status. He ended up sitting out practice yesterday, but that doesn’t come as a surprise. The veteran QB normally skips Wednesday sessions, though this week there’s more of an injury concern associated with his absence.
Manning is dealing with a high-ankle sprain on his right side, an injury which got banged up a bit (but not made worse) during the Broncos’ win over the Chargers. There’s little doubt that he’ll be able to take the field this weekend, however, when Denver will welcome their divisional rival Chiefs to town in one of the biggest games of the year so far. It should be a great matchup.
NFL Week 11 Schedule: Tonight kicks off a stacked schedule in the NFL, full of important games from all around the league. Here’s a closer look at the full slate of matchups, along with the start times and TV networks you can find the games on.
Week 11 Byes: Cowboys, Rams
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)
For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.