NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/5/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 10 Schedule and More
November 5, 2014
We’re in the midst of a light breather around the NFL, just before the league ramps back up for Week 10 tomorrow night. In the meantime, it’s a good opportunity to take a look around the league and see which players are making headlines right now. Here’s the latest.
The Giants’ backfield (and their entire season, really) is in a state of flux right now. With Rashad Jennings out the past few weeks, the ground game has fallen to RB Andre Williams, who hasn’t been able to break out. He had 12 carries in the loss to the Colts on Monday, gaining just 22 yards for an average of 1.8 YPC. That’s a pretty ugly number, but less surprising when you consider that he’s averaged just 2.9 YPC since Jennings went down.
Williams also saw some competition for touches with Peyton Hillis, who actually did more with his share of the load. If Jennings isn’t able to make it back on the field for Week 10 (and that’s still up in the air), we could be looking at a relatively even split for touches between Hillis and Williams.
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In other Giants news, coach Tom Coughlin confirmed yesterday that CB Prince Amukamara will be out for the remainder of the season. He suffered a torn biceps in Monday’s loss to the Colts.
That’s a very tough blow to the Giants defense. Amukamara had racked up 45 tackles, 11 pass defenses and three picks in his eight-game stretch.
The Steelers made some injury announcements yesterday, and it’s not good news for Pittsburgh. Safety Troy Polamalu will be out of action in Week 10 due to a sprained knee. Ryan Shazier and Shamarko Thomas have also been ruled out for that one. Shazier has an ankle injury and Thomas is dealing with a hamstring issue.
Fortunately for the Steelers, they’ve got a cupcake matchup in the just-waiting-for-the-off-season Jets this week, so it’s a good time to heal up.
The Texans’ Kareem Jackson sustained a sprained MCL in Week 9 against the Eagles, and will likely be out of action from 2-4 weeks, according to sources close to the team.
Houston will get a bye in Week 10, then play the Browns Week 11, so it’s conceivable that Jackson could miss just one game in a best-case scenario. He has 42 tackles and one interception this year.
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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