NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/18/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 12 Schedule and More
November 18, 2014
Now that the Steelers and Titans have finished up, Week 11 in the NFL is officially in the books. Now we can start looking ahead to Week 12, but before we do that, let’s check out some of the headlines from around the league. Here’s the latest.
MNF Wrap-Up: There’s pretty much just one reason why the Steelers were able to overcome an 11-point deficit and get a road victory over the Titans yesterday. That reason is names Le’Veon Bell.
Bell rushed 33 times for a whopping 204 yards and a touchdown in the 27-24 win, an average of 6.2 yards per carry. All that running helped the Steelers hold the ball for 39:49, and kept the Titans off the field long enough to prevent any scoring or offensive chemistry.
The Steelers now move to 7-4 heading into their bye week, and will have some time to get several key defensive players back from injury.
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The Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald sustained a Grade 2 sprain to his MCL in the team’s win over the Lions. Even though he’s banged up, he’s still expected to be okay for this coming week against the Seahawks.
The Saints’ Brandin Cooks broke his thumb on Sunday against Cincinnati, and could miss up to four weeks or as little as two. Cooks posted five grabs for 50 yards in Week 11, and has amassed 53 grabs for 550 yards and three scores so far. He’s also pretty versatile as a runner, collecting seven carries for 73 yards and a TD.
Chargers QB Philip Rivers is pretty banged up right now. Word broke yesterday that he’s dealing with bruised ribs and possible damage to his cartilage, which has troubled him for a few weeks.
The good news is that Rivers doesn’t have any fractures or lung damage, and should be able to tough it out on the field. He hasn’t been able to provide much spark in the passing game, however, logging just 331 yards, one TD and three picks in the last two games.
Let’s check in on some of the injured Broncos players out there in Denver. First off, Montee Ball is now expected to miss 2-3 weeks with his aggravated groin; he missed five straight with the same ailment before hurting himself on the first play in his return.
Ronnie Hillman is expected to miss another game on Sunday against the Dolphins. He’s got a midfoot sprain.
Also, Julius Thomas is considered day-to-day with his sprained left ankle. He’ll likely earn a questionable tag at best for this weekend, but he could play depending on how he responds this week.
Week 12 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 11 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: Panthers, Steelers
Thursday, November 20, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders (NFL Network)
Sunday, November 23, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Cleveland Browns at Atlanta Falcons (CBS)
Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles (CBS)
Detroit Lions at New England Patriots (FOX)
Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
Cincinnati Bengals at Houston Texans (CBS)
New York Jets at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Chicago Bears (FOX)
4:05 PM ET
Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
St Louis Rams at San Diego Chargers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET
Miami Dolphins at Denver Broncos (CBS)
Washington Redskins at San Francisco 49ers (CBS)
8:30 PM ET
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (NBC)
Monday, November 24, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Baltimore Ravens at New Orleans Saints (ESPN)
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