NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/10/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League
Week 6 in the NFL is officially off and running, so it’s time to start looking forward to those Sunday (and Monday) games. With that in mind, let’s pause for a moment to check out our daily NFL headlines to see who’s in the news today.
TNF Wrap-Up: We almost had yet another Thursday-night blowout this week, as the Colts got out to a huge 24-0 lead after the first quarter. The Texans stormed back, however, and eventually we had an interesting game that ended in a narrow 33-28 Indianapolis victory.
The big contributors were T.Y. Hilton (223 receiving yards; TD), Arian Foster (109 rush yards; 32 receiving yards; 2 TD) and J.J. Watt (seven tackles; two sacks; fumble return TD).
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What’s going on with the Ravens’ Torrey Smith? He hasn’t been making nearly as many of those home-run style big plays this season, and he’s seemed more of an afterthought than a No. 1 receiver.
Well, there’s a good reason for that. According to sources covering the team, Smith doesn’t really fit in with the team’s new offense under Gary Kubiak, and his numbers have suffered as a result. His targets have been slashed this season compared to last, and with his strength being the field-stretching long-ball, Smith doesn’t factor into the dink-and-dunk game the Ravens are playing lately.
Smith had 49 targets through five games last season; This year he’s got 26. The main reason for that is the fact that 75 percent of Joe Flacco’s passes have gone 10 yards or less.
There’s really no surprise here, but Panthers TE Greg Olsen had to miss out on practice once again yesterday due to an injured ankle.
The plan all along was to have him practice during the Friday session, so we’ll see if he can make it today. If he can, it’ll go a long way toward determining his status for this week against the Bengals.
Speaking of the Bengals, let’s check in on star WR A.J. Green. In a crippling blow to Cincinnati’s offense, he’s not expected to play on Sunday due to a nagging toe injury.
Green had his foot examined by a specialist yesterday after aggravating his issue during Wednesday’s practice.
Week 6 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 6 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: Chiefs, Saints
Thursday, October 9, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans (CBS)
Sunday, October 12, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (FOX)
Carolina Panthers at Cincinnati Bengals (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
Green Bay Packers at Miami Dolphins (FOX)
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
Denver Broncos at New York Jets (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)
4:05 PM ET
San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
4:25 PM ET
Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
Washington Redskins at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
8:30 PM ET
New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)
Monday, October 13, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams (ESPN)
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