NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/30/13
NFL Updates: Harvin, Cruz, Week 13 Schedule and More
November 30, 2013
We’ve got just one more day to wait before the Week 13 NFL games continue. Given all the Thanksgiving activity, it’s a good time to check in on some of the ongoing storylines across the league, as there’s some extra action happening out there recently. Here’s a look at some of this morning’s newsmakers.
Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants: We’ve got an NFC East matchup coming our way this weekend, and it could be the last gasp for the Giants and Redskins. The two bottom-dwellers in the division will be facing off in Washington, with the winner coming away with bragging rights--and little else--for the off-season.
Cruz will be one of the key players in that matchup. He’s in need of a big game, as his stat lines have been pretty weak recently. He hasn’t scored since Week 4, and has just one 100-plus yard game to his credit since then. The Redskins have been pretty generous to opposing wide receivers, and Cruz has 235 yards and a score in his last two games against Washington, so he’s got a good chance at getting some nice numbers tomorrow.
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Percy Harvin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Harvin has been working his way back from hip surgery this season, and he’s only been able to participate in one game thus far (Week 11 against his former team the Vikings). Whether or not he’s able to take the field Monday at home against the visiting Saints will depend on today’s practice.
Harvin hasn’t been able to participate in practice sessions this week, but for the record the coaching staff is optimistic that he’ll be able to play. If he is able to get some work in during today’s session and come back for Monday’s game, he’ll provide a much-needed option within the Seahawks’ receiving corps.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings: We’ll be treated to an NFC North battle tomorrow, as the Chicago Bears attempt to keep pace with the Lions by taking on the Vikings in Minnesota. A big question mark here will be Peterson, who was hampered by a groin injury last week. Despite his injury, he was able to rack up 146 rush yards on 32 carries against a bad Packers run defense.
The good news for Peterson (who is officially listed as probable) is that the Bears run defense is even worse than Green Bay’s, so you can expect the Vikes to feed him early and often as they attempt to pull off the upset.
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 on tomorrow to resume Week 13. We’ve got some pretty good-looking matchups coming our way as well. 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
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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