NFL News: Player News and Updates for 9/26/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
September 26, 2014
Now that Week 4 in the NFL is off and running, it’s time once again to start looking forward to the big weekend ahead. There’s plenty to talk about over these next few days, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s in the news.
Giants-Redskins Wrap-Up: Last night was an evening that Redskins fans would like to forget. The Giants took it to Washington on “Thursday Night Football,” posting a dominant 45-14 victory that crushed any good vibes the ‘Skins had going.
Larry Donnell was the big hero here, posting three first-half touchdowns in the Giants’ new dink-and-dunk offense. Eli Manning accounted for five total touchdowns himself (four pass; one run) as New York took advantage of six total turnovers (four picks; two fumbles) en route to a dominating night.
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Pats fans may be concerned about the team’s offense this season, as they haven’t exactly been setting the world on fire in the stat columns. Specifically, RB Stevan Ridley may be of some concern this week. He’s coming off a 19-carry, 54-yard dud on the ground against Oakland, which was just his second-lowest rushing total of the year so far. (He had a 2.6 yard average in the opener.)
The good news is that things should open up quite a bit this week. Kansas City isn’t near the defensive threat they were last season, and should be vulnerable to the spread-style passing that has been the Patriots’ bread and butter during the Tom Brady era. Expect better stats all around.
Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew was able to get in a full day of practice yesterday, marking the first time he’s done that since Week 1. He’s missed out on the past two games due to a hand injury but is expected to take the field against the Dolphins on Sunday.
Cardinals QB Carson Palmer looks like he’s good to go for Week 5 against the Broncos. He’s on a bye this week, but fully expects his injured shoulder to be healed up enough to take the field when Arizona gets back to it.
Palmer has missed out on the last two games, but the Cards are still 3-0.
Week 4 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 4 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.
Bye Week: Rams, Seahawks, Broncos, Browns, Bengals, Cardinals
Thursday, September 25, 2014:
8:25 PM ET
New York Giants at Washington Redskins (CBS)
Sunday, September 28, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears (FOX)
Buffalo Bills at Houston Texans (CBS)
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Detroit Lions at New York Jets (FOX)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers (FOX)
Miami Dolphins at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
4:05 PM ET
Jacksonville Jaguars at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
4:25 PM ET
Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
8:30 PM ET
New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys (NBC)
Monday, September 29, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs (ESPN)
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