NFL News: Player News and Updates for 9/15/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
September 15, 2014
After a whirlwind day of NFL football yesterday, we’re still trying to process everything we saw out on the field. There’s not much time for that, however, as we’ve got more action on tap for this evening. While we’ve got a moment, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines right now.
Bears-Niners Wrap-Up: If you went to sleep early last night thinking the Bears were toast at the hands of the 49ers, you missed an entertaining and improbable comeback.
Chicago QB Jay Cutler logged three fourth-quarter touchdown passes (two to Brandon Marshall) in a huge comeback victory that ended 28-20 in favor of the road team.
Backup CB Kyle Fuller posted a big game himself, logging a pair of crucial interceptions late in the game that helped seal the 49ers’ fate with a loss in their new stadium debut.
Both teams are now 1-1 after a chippy game that resulted in 26 penalties overall (the 49ers had 16 all by themselves).
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Rivers Close-Up: Let’s take a look at the stats from Philip Rivers’ dominating performance against the Seahawks.
He posted an efficient 28-of-37 line for 284 yards and a trio of scores, most accumulated during the short passing game. All three TDs went to Antonio Gates in a stellar outing.
San Diego’s ability to hold the ball and keep the Seattle offense off the field was instrumental in their win. It remains to be seen what the Chargers can do in a competitive division.
Texans Rolling: We can’t close out today’s activities without visiting the Texans, who have surprised everyone with a stellar start to the season.
Houston QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was pretty darn good against Oakland, posting two touchdowns 139 yards in total.
He’s been a great game manager through Houston’s first two outings, with 345 total pass yards. The result is a surprising (and dominant) 2-0 record. Next up for the Texans is a Week 3 road matchup against the Giants. If Fitzpatrick can keep the mojo strong, he’ll emerge at an improbable 3-0.
Week 3 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 3 in the NFL. Here’s a look at the complete schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch the games on.
Thursday, September 18, 2014:
8:25 PM ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons (CBS)
Sunday, September 21, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
San Diego Chargers at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
Dallas Cowboys at St. Louis Rams (FOX)
Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Houston Texans at New York Giants (CBS)
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Tennessee Titans at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions (FOX)
Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at New England Patriots (CBS)
4:05 PM ET
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
4:25 PM ET
Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks (CBS)
Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
8:30 PM ET
Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
Monday, September 22, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Chicago Bears at New York Jets (ESPN)
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