NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/3/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Schedule and More
October 3, 2014
Now that Week 5 has begun in the NFL, we’ve got a couple of days to reflect and anticipate the major dose of games on Sunday. In the meantime, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines out there right now. Here’s the latest.
TNF Wrap-Up: If you’re not a Packers fan, this week’s “Thursday Night Football” was a real snooze-fest (again). It was a blowout from start to finish, with Green Bay utterly embarrassing the overmatched Vikings.
The star here was the Packers’ Eddie Lacy, who tumbled for 105 yards on 13 carries and got into the end zone twice. QB Aaron Rodgers tossed three scores of his own (he now has 200 in his career), but really didn’t have to do much in the 42-10 victory.
As an aside, Green Bay’s Julius Peppers is now the first player in NFL history with 100 sacks and 10 interceptions. Congrats to him.
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Chiefs WR Donnie Avery will be having surgery on his groin today, and consequently he’ll miss out on the Week 5 action in San Francisco. We’ll have to wait a little while to get a more accurate timeline of how long he’ll be out.
It now appears that Austin Davis has a firm handle on the starting QB job in St. Louis. After Shaun Hill injured his calf in the opener against Minnesota, Davis was inserted under center and hasn’t looked back.
Initially, the Rams coaching staff said they’d be reinstalling Hill into the No. 1 spot once he got healthy, but that’s apparently not happening now. Davis will be starting for the foreseeable future, and as long as he plays well, he’s not going anywhere.
Carolina RB Jonathan Stewart still has some recovery to do from his knee injury, it would seem. He wasn’t able to suit up for yesterday’s practice, and looks questionable at best to take the field in Week 5 against the Bears at home.
Good news for the Eagles. Cornerback Brandon Boykin was able to return to the practice field yesterday. He had to come out of the Week 4 game due to a hamstring injury, but we’ll have to wait until later today to see his official status for this weekend.
Week 5 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 5 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: Dolphins, Raiders
Thursday, October 2, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers (CBS)
Sunday, October 5, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
Cleveland Browns at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants (FOX)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Houston Texans at Dallas Cowboys (CBS)
Buffalo Bills at Detroit Lions (FOX)
Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
4:05 PM ET
Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos
4:25 PM ET
Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers (CBS)
New York Jets at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
8:30 PM ET
Cincinnati Bengals at New England Patriots (NBC)
Monday, October 6, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Seattle Seahawks at Washington Redskins (ESPN)
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