NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/27/13
NFL Updates: Boldin, Foles, Week 13 Schedule and More
November 27, 2013
We’re almost there. Week 13 begins in the NFL on Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, and we’ve got three matchups to look forward to throughout the day. That said, there’s still plenty to talk about while we’re waiting on the games. Here’s a look at some of the notable storylines and players around the league, as well as the full schedule for the upcoming action on the gridiron.
Eagles Rolling With Foles: Even though former starting QB Michael Vick is all healed up from his hamstring injury, the Eagles have changed their minds on who will be taking the snaps from now on. Nick Foles was officially named the starter for the remainder of the season yesterday, putting to rest (for now) any semblance of a quarterback controversy in Philly.
Foles has performed pretty well as the Eagles’ starting QB. Though he didn’t manage any TD passes in his last outing, he did score on the ground, giving him a whopping 11 scores in his last three games.
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Rashad Jennings, RB, Oakland Raiders: The Raiders coaching staff has decided to roll with the “hot hand” when it comes to their backfield. Doing so would mean that Jennings, who has 413 rush yards, 140 receiving yards and two touchdowns in his last four games, will likely get at least a timeshare proposition this Thanksgiving in Dallas.
No. 1 RB Darren McFadden is reportedly on track to make his return this week, but with Jennings rolling it’s difficult telling exactly how much work he’ll get.
That said, there will likely be plenty of touches to go around. The Cowboys have been downright awful against the run recently, averaging a whopping 223 rush yards in the last two games. Expect the Raiders to run, run and run some more tomorrow.
Anquan Boldin, WR, San Francisco 49ers: The Rams-49ers matchup this week is shaping up to be a pretty good one. Boldin will be a key player here, as he looks to improve upon his two-game touchdown streak. In that pair of outings, he’s posted 150 receiving yards and three trips to the end zone.
That sounds pretty promising for Boldin’s chances at a big game, but there are a couple of things working against him. The Rams secondary has been mighty stingy over the past three games, allowing just one touchdown to a wide receiver. Also, we’ve got an X-factor here with the return of Michael Crabtree, who has been practicing for the past few weeks and was officially activated off injured reserve yesterday. Regardless, the chess game between a streaking San Francisco offense and a streaking St. Louis defense should be pretty interesting.
NFL Week 13 Schedule: The bye weeks are over, so it’ll be a full round of games once again when the NFL picks back up tomorrow on Thanksgiving Day. Here’s a look at the full schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Bye Week: None
Thursday, November 28, 2013:
12: 30 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (FOX)
4:30 PM ET:
Oakland Raiders at Dallas Cowboys (CBS)
8:30 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens (NBC)
Sunday, December 1, 2013:
1:00 PM ET:
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
New England Patriots at Houston Texans (CBS)
Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Miami Dolphins at New York Jets (CBS)
4:05 PM ET;
Atlanta Falcons at Buffalo Bills (FOX)
St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET:
Cincinnati Bengals at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
8:30 PM ET:
New York Giants at Washington Redskins (NBC)
Monday, December 2, 2013:
8:40 PM ET:
New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks (ESPN)
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