NFL News: Player News and Updates for 12/8/14
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 15 Schedule and More
December 8, 2014
Even though Week 14 in the NFL isn’t officially over just yet, it’s time to start looking forward to Week 15. We saw a lot of intense action over the weekend, and those playoff races are getting very interesting. Let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see which players are making news.
SNF Wrap-Up: We had a good one last night in San Diego. The Patriots don’t often lose two games in a row, and they were able to avoid that on “Sunday Night Football” against the Chargers. The New England defense kept them in the game, completely shutting down the San Diego offense in the second half en route to a 23-14 victory. It would clinch the Patriots 12th straight 10-win season, which is the longest run of its kind in the history of the league. The Chargers fall to 8-5 and take a significant hit in the playoff race.
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It looks like it’s going to be Johnny Football time in Cleveland. During yesterday’s game against the Colts, starting QB Brian Hoyer posted another dud, going 14-of-31 for 140 yards, no touchdowns and two picks. The miserable showing is likely going to prompt the Browns to break out hotshot rookie Johnny Manziel for good, now that they’ve dropped a pair of must-win games.
Whether or not Manziel can restore some spark to the Browns’ offense remains to be seen. The season is likely too far gone in the heavily competitive AFC North.
Speaking of the AFC North, the Steelers took a step in the right direction against the Bengals yesterday. Ben Roethlisberger tossed for 350 yards and three touchdowns in the 42-21 blowout, a line which included a blazing 94-yard TD to Martavis Bryant.
Big Ben and company have the Falcons this week and will try to gain some more ground on Cincinnati in the standings.
While we're on the subject of the Falcons, they’ve got a big-time matchup coming tonight against the Packers. They head into this one atop the NFC South--for now--with a head-slappingly bad 5-7 record.
The NFC South boggles the mind right now, especially when you consider that the Panthers (who won big yesterday) are sitting at 4-8-1 and are just one game out of first place. With a win tonight, Atlanta can stave off the Saints, who posted another loss against the aforementioned Panthers yesterday to fall to 5-8.
Week 15 NFL Schedule: It’s time to start looking forward to Week 15 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 11, 2014:
8:25 PM ET:
Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams (NFL Network)
Sunday, December 14, 2014:
1:00 PM ET
Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons (CBS)
Washington Redskins at New York Giants (FOX)
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Green Bay Packers at Buffalo Bills (FOX)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
4:05 PM ET:
New York Jets at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
4:25 PM ET
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions (FOX)
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)
8:30 PM ET
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)
Monday, December 15, 2014:
8:30 PM ET
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears (ESPN)
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