NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/3/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 10 Schedule and More
November 3, 2014
Most of the Week 9 matchups in the NFL have already been completed, but we’ve still got one more game coming our way tonight. In the meantime, let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there to see what we can be expecting in the future from our favorite teams.
SNF Wrap-Up: If you knew that Ben Roethlisberger would follow up his six-touchdown performance last week with another six-touchdown performance this week, then congratulations, you’re a wizard.
Big Ben set the NFL record for TD passes in a two-game stretch last night against the Ravens in a big 43-23 win for Pittsburgh. The main beneficiary of his 340 yards was Antonio Brown--as usual. He had 144 yards and a score on 11 grabs.
Roethlisberger now has an even dozen touchdown passes in his last two appearances, breaking the record of 11 held by two players.
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One of the surprises from yesterday’s slate of games featured the Chargers and the Dolphins playing the most one-sided affair you’re likely to see this season.
Miami was in complete control from the get-go, with Chargers QB Philip Rivers accounting for a trio of interceptions and a fumble. He failed to throw a TD for the first time in the last nine games here while finishing with just 12-of-23 passes made. He’s got five picks over the last two outings.
Making matters worse, Rivers injured his hand late in the game and was replaced. We’ll have to monitor his status these next couple of weeks.
The end result was a 37-0 Dolphins blowout, but don’t count San Diego out just yet. They’ll get a bye week to lick their wounds then come back to the Raiders.
One interesting storyline this week will be the health and status of Cowboys QB Tony Romo. He was a game-day scratch this past Sunday against the Cardinals, giving way to backup Brandon Weeden, who promptly went 18-for-33 for 183 yards, two picks and one touchdown.
It’s conceivable to think that Dallas might sit Romo out this week against the Jaguars in London--surely Weeden can at least keep them in that game. After that the team will have a bye and Romo will have some extra time to get his back healed up for a playoff run.
The Rams came up big yesterday in a key divisional game against the 49ers, and their defense was a big reason for the 13-10 victory. St. Louis accounted for eight sacks on San Fran QB Colin Kaepernick, which more than doubled their previous output for the season (six). The team now has 13 of their 14 season sacks coming in the last three games alone. We’ll see if they can carry that momentum into another big game against the Cardinals.
Week 10 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 10 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: Texans, Colts, Vikings, Patriots, Chargers, Redskins
Thursday, November 6, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (NFL Network)
Sunday, November 9, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
Miami Dolphins at Detroit Lions (CBS)
Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars (FOX)
San Francisco 49ers at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Pittsburgh Steelers at New York Jets (CBS)
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
4:05 PM ET
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
4:25 PM ET
St. Louis Rams at Arizona Cardinals (FOX)
New York Giants at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
8:30 PM ET
Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers (NBC)
Monday, November 10, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Carolina Panthers at Philadelphia Eagles (ESPN)
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