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NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 3 Schedule and More
September 22, 2015
Now that the Jets and Colts have finished up, we’re all done with Week 2 in the NFL. We look ahead now to Week 3, and there’s plenty to talk about in the meantime, from injuries to intriguing matchups. Here’s our daily look at the headlines.
Jets-Colts Wrap-Up: On “Monday Night Football,” the Jets pulled off something of an improbable victory against the Colts in Indianapolis, taking a key road win 20-7.
The big story here was defense. New York forced five turnovers in an excellent effort and looked pretty good in the passing game on the other side. Ryan Fitzpatrick would finish 22-of-34 for 244 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
The Colts have now lost back-to-back games for just the second time in Andrew Luck’s tenure.
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We’ve got some fresh information on Cowboys QB Tony Romo this morning, and it’s good news. He doesn’t need surgery for his broken collarbone, and the new timeline for his recovery has been placed at around 10 weeks.
Romo broke his clavicle in a bruising Week 2 matchup against the Eagles. The question now is whether or not the team can hold it together while he and Dez Bryant are gone.
Speaking of injured NFC quarterbacks, let’s take a look at the Lions’ Matthew Stafford. He got pretty beat up in a loss to the Vikings this past weekend and is dealing with sore ribs.
Stafford is reportedly “very, very sore,” which makes us wonder whether or not he’ll even be able to suit up for a big home matchup against the Broncos this weekend.
Rejoice, Steelers fans (and fantasy owners). Pittsburgh RB Le’Veon Bell is returning from his two-game suspension this weekend against the Rams.
Bell was hit with the punishment for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. In his absence, backup RB DeAngelo Williams has put up a conference-leading 204 rush yards.
The Jaguars’ Denard Robinson sprained his knee during Sunday’s win against the Dolphins. He was only able to put up one rush for nine yards before getting hurt.
Robinson is considered week-to-week as of right now (it looks like a sprain that will put him out 2-4 weeks), which could mean a heavy dose of T.J. Yeldon in the near future.
The Panthers’ Jerricho Cotchery sustained a high-ankle sprain in Week 2 against the Texans, which is another big blow to the Carolina receiving corps.
We’ll have to wait and see if Cotchery is healthy enough to play in Week 3; high-ankle sprains can be tricky, though.
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 24, 2015:
8:25 PM ET:
Washington Redskins at New York Giants (CBS, NFL Network)
Sunday, September 27, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Atlanta Falcons at Dallas Cowboys (FOX)
Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns (CBS)
Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots (CBS)
New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Jets (FOX)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Houston Texans (FOX)
San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings (CBS)
Pittsburgh Steelers at St. Louis Rams (CBS)
4:05 PM ET:
San Francisco 49ers at Arizona Cardinals
4:25 PM ET:
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
Chicago Bears at Seattle Seahawks (CBS)
8:30 PM ET:
Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions (NBC)
Monday, September 28, 2015:
8:30 PM ET:
Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers (ESPN)
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