NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/20/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League
Now that the bulk of the NFL’s Week 7 games have passed us by, it’s time to start winding down from the heavy weekend action. Before we do that, however, we should check out some of the notable names out there in our daily perusal of the headlines.
SNF Wrap-Up: The 42-17 Broncos victory last night against San Francisco will be just a footnote in the annals of NFL history. The real story here was Peyton Manning. He came into the game needing just two touchdown passes to tie Brett Favre for the most in a career. He got that, and more.
Manning finished with four TD passes to reach 510 for his career with the Colts and Broncos, and rest assured he’ll toss several more before he hangs up his cleats for good.
Meanwhile, Denver dominated the Niners in all facets. Most notably, RB Ronnie Hillman posted 74 yards and two touchdowns, while Demaryius Thomas managed 171 yards and a pair of touchdowns of his own.
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The Lions’ Reggie Bush had a rough outing against his former team yesterday, but the result was a win--really, that’s all that counts. He posted 10 yards on four carries with 22 yards on five grabs, but also sustained another ankle injury.
Bush was initially questionable before this game due to an ankle issue, and after this new one he ended up touching the ball just once after halftime. We’ll have to see how he looks in practice this week before determining what to make of his status for London and the Falcons next week.
It looks like the quarterback controversy in Washington just took on a whole new facet. Third-stringer Colt McCoy came into the game in the second half to replace Kirk Cousins, and he was immediately effective.
Pierre Garcon took McCoy’s first pass 70 yards to the house for a touchdown, and led the team to a narrow win over the Titans.
It’ll be an interesting week in D.C. as fans discuss what the team should do at QB ahead of a very important road game against the Cowboys.
The Colts flat-out wrecked the Bengals yesterday, and it’s still a little difficult figuring out just what went wrong for Cincinnati.
The simple answer was just great defense from Indianapolis. They sacked Andy Dalton three times, held the Bengals to 135 total yards and forced Kevin Huber to punt 11 times (which tied a franchise record). 10 of those punts came after three-and-outs.
Meanwhile, the offense simply did what it does best. Andrew Luck was sharp, and Ahmad Bradshaw scored on the ground and in the passing game.
Week 8 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 8 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: Giants, 49ers
Thursday, October 23, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos (CBS)
Sunday, October 26, 2014:
9:30 AM ET:
Detroit Lions at Atlanta Falcons (FOX) *From Wembley Stadium
1:00 PM ET
Minnesota Vikings at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Buffalo Bills at New York Jets (CBS)
Chicago Bears at New England Patriots (FOX)
Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers (CBS)
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans (FOX)
St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs (FOX)
4:05 PM ET
Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
4:25 PM ET
Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
8:30 PM ET
Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints (NBC)
Monday, October 27, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Washington Redskins at Dallas Cowboys (ESPN)
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