NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/1/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 14 Schedule and More
December 1, 2014
Week 13 in the NFL isn’t finished up quite yet, but it’s starting to be time to begin looking forward to Week 14. While we’re waiting for the Monday night finale this evening, let’s check out some of the notable news items out there this morning.
SNF Wrap-Up: If we had told you that the hero of the Broncos’ Week 13 win over the Chiefs would be new kicker Connor Barth, we doubt you’d have believed us. That was the case last night on “Sunday Night Football,” as Barth connected on all five of his field goal attempts in a 29-16 victory.
C.J. Anderson was the big contributor on offense for Denver, as he logged 168 yards rushing on 32 carries, then added 17 more and a TD on two grabs.
The Chiefs offense slogged through most of the game, not able to get much going. Travis Kelce was the team’s lead receiver, posting an unimpressive 36 yards. KC ran just 44 plays to Denver’s 80 in this one, accounting for just 151 yards on offense.
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We’d be remiss this morning if we didn’t talk about Johnny Football. Manziel entered the Bills game for Cleveland early in the fourth and promptly led the team on an 80-yard drive, capped off by his scampering for a 10-yard rush TD. Unfortunately for Cleveland, they still lost the game.
Manziel’s entry into the game came on the heels of QB Brian Hoyer getting yanked after another shaky performance, posting a 11-for-22 line with 113 yards and two interceptions. He now has five picks in the last two games, and no touchdowns.
Which QB will take the field in a pivotal game against the Colts this week? Only the Browns coaching staff knows for sure, but it would seem strange to install Manziel--who is supposedly the Browns’ QB of the future--only to take him back out again. We’ll see.
Let’s look at a couple of record-setting days from yesterday, one good and one not-so-good. First off, Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had a stellar day just about no one saw coming, when he posted a franchise-record six touchdown throws on 24-of-33 passing for 358 yards. DeAndre Hopkins got nine of those passes for a whopping 238 yards and two scores.
Then there’s Cam Newton. He set a dubious mark himself yesterday, when he posted the franchise record for consecutive games with an interception. He completed his eighth appearance with a pick, and also logged 18-of-35 passing for 194 yards and a TD in a 31-13 loss to Minnesota.
Week 14 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 14 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: None
Thursday, December 4, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears (NFL Network)
Sunday, December 7, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins (FOX)
New York Giants at Tennessee Titans (FOX)
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
New York Jets at Minnesota Vikings (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Detroit Lions (FOX)
Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
4:05 PM ET
Buffalo Bills at Denver Broncos (CBS)
Kansas City Chiefs at Arizona Cardinals (CBS)
4:25 PM ET
Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
San Francisco 49ers at Oakland Raiders (FOX)
8:30 PM ET
New England Patriots at San Diego Chargers (NBC)
Monday, December 8, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers (ESPN)
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