NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 2 Schedule and More
September 18, 2015
Week 2 in the NFL has just gotten started, now that the Broncos and Chiefs are all finished up. We’ve got more football on the way, but in the meantime let’s check out some of the notable headlines of the morning.
Broncos-Chiefs Wrap-Up: Ugly, sloppy, strange, miraculous: there are a lot of words you can use to describe Week 2 of “Thursday Night Football.” The Broncos pulled off a comeback 31-24 victory over the Chiefs, thanks to five turnovers by KC.
Peyton Manning finished with 256 yards and three scores for Denver, while the Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles posted 125 rush yards and a score but also coughed the ball up twice.
The Cardinals’ Andre Ellington was out of action at practice yesterday. He’s still nursing his injured knee (PCL sprain).
If Ellington doesn’t make some miraculous turnaround and arrive at practice today, he’ll be out of action for Sunday’s matchup. That means Chris and David Johnson will serve as the primary running backs.
In other RB injury news, the Panthers’ Jonathan Stewart was able to practice in full during yesterday’s session.
Stewart should be just fine for Sunday against the Texans.
Will T.Y. Hilton be able to play in the Colts’ Week 2 Monday night matchup against the Jets? That’s one of the big questions facing the team over the next few days.
The latest out of Indy is that Hilton believes he’ll be a game-time decision with his knee bruise. That said, there seems to be a lot of optimism surrounding his potential to play.
Over in Buffalo, the Bills have an issue with lead back LeSean McCoy. He had a tight hamstring during yesterday’s practice, so he was limited.
This is a worrisome situation for Buffalo, as the hamstring has been bugging McCoy since the preseason. There’s at least some chance he could sit out Week 2.
Another RB who is iffy for Week 2 is Arian Foster in Houston. He’s nursing a sore groin.
The general feeling seems to be that Foster won’t play until Week 3 or possibly later. He’s still got some healing to do.
NFL Weekly Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL schedule, along with the times and TV networks you can catch them on.
Thursday, September 17, 2015:
8:25 PM ET:
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS, NFL Network)
Sunday, September 20, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers (CBS)
San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers (FOX)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints (FOX)
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears (FOX)
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals (CBS)
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Washington Redskins (FOX)
Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants (FOX)
4:05 PM ET:
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders (CBS)
4:25 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
8:30 PM ET:
Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers (NBC)
Monday, September 21, 2015:
8:30 PM ET:
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts (ESPN)
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