NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/1/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 9 Schedule and More
November 1, 2014
It’s a new month, but in the NFL we’re still getting through Week 9, which continues tomorrow with the majority of the games on the schedule. While we’re waiting on those kickoffs, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the newsmakers out there right now.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Jaguars’ Allen Robinson can do in Week 9. He’s got a tough matchup on the schedule against the Bengals, and Cincinnati has been pretty good against opposing wide receivers. That said, Robinson has scored in his last two outings and has reached the 60-yard mark in five of his last seven appearances.
The Jags’ success in the passing game could very well come down to QB Blake Bortles, who has been fairly inconsistent thus far.
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The Seahawks are going into Week 9 against the Raiders pretty banged up. Both Kam Chancellor and Russell Okung are questionable on defense, while on the other side of the ball Stephen Schilling and Max Unger share that designation as well.
The defending champs also ruled out a half-dozen guys yesterday who won’t be able to take the field tomorrow. They include Bobby Wagner, Jordan Hill, Jeron Johnson, Byron Maxwell, Malcolm Smith and Zach Miller.
The Chiefs’ Donnie Avery won’t get a chance to feast on the Jets’ weak pass defense tomorrow. He’s been ruled out with a groin injury--an ailment that’s been bugging him for almost a month.
Joining Avery on the sidelines will be Jamell Fleming, Josh Martin and Chris Owens.
The 49ers have a couple of very noteworthy questionable designations heading into their divisional game against the Rams tomorrow. LB Patrick Willis has a toe injury and will be a game-time decision. Joining him with a Q tag is CB Tramaine Brock. He has a toe issue as well.
The Broncos won’t have Montee Ball tomorrow in what’s likely the week’s most anticipated game, but it doesn’t matter all that much. Ronnie Hillman has been deemed probable after a full day of practice yesterday.
Hillman has been dealing with a shoulder issue but shouldn’t have any trouble getting on the field for this one.
Week 9 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 9 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: Falcons, Bills, Bears, Lions, Packers, Titans
Thursday, October 30, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers (CBS)
Sunday, November 2, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cleveland Browns (FOX)
Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)
Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans (FOX)
New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
4:05 PM ET
St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET
Denver Broncos at New England Patriots (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks (CBS)
8:30 PM ET
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (NBC)
Monday, November 3, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants (ESPN)
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