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NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 5 Schedule and More

October 9, 2015

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Week 5 is off and running in the NFL, now that the Colts and Texans have finished up. We’ve got even more football coming in a couple of days, but in the meantime let’s check out some of the notable players and situations out there.

Colts-Texans Wrap-Up: Who says old guys can’t play? The Colts took a 27-20 victory over division rival Houston on “Thursday Night Football,” thanks to relative dinosaurs Matt Hasselbeck, Andre Johnson and Adam Vinatieri.
Hasselbeck threw for two scores, both to Johnson, and Vinatieri nailed a pair of field goals.
This one was a pretty odd game in a lot of ways, most notably as Houston made a quarterback change in the second quarter. They went from Ryan Mallett to Brian Hoyer, who threw a pair of touchdowns and a pick.

The Falcons have a couple of notable wide receivers on their injury report this week, but it doesn’t seem to be anything to worry about. Both Leonard Hankerson and Julio Jones were only able to post limited practice sessions yesterday.
That said, both Hankerson (thumb) and Jones (hamstring/toe) should be just fine for Sunday’s game.

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The Chargers are in some real trouble with their receiving corps. Stevie Johnson had to sit out practice yesterday, his second consecutive missed day.
In addition to Johnson, the Chargers are also nursing Malcom Floyd (concussion) along, so Keenan Allen should end up being their go-to guy Sunday against the Steelers.

Speaking of real trouble with injuries, the Bills have that going on in their backfield. The team had to sign Dan “Boom” Herron recently, as LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams and Anthony Dixon are all banged up.
Herron could immediately be forced into a sizable role this weekend.

Steve Smith will be absent for the team’s Week 5 matchup against the Browns. He’s dealing with four small back fractures.
That missing piece should give Kamar Aiken a larger role on Sunday.

NFL Week 5 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.

Bye Week: Panthers, Dolphins, Jets, Vikings

Thursday, October 8, 2015:

8:25 PM ET:
Colts at Texans (CBS, NFL Network)

Sunday, October 11, 2015:

1:00 PM ET:
Chicago Bears at Kansas City Chiefs (FOX)
Seattle Seahawks at Cincinnati Bengals (FOX)
Washington Redskins at Atlanta Falcons (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (CBS)
New Orleans Saints at Philadelphia Eagles (FOX)
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers (CBS)
Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans (CBS)

4:05 PM ET:
Arizona Cardinals at Detroit Lions (FOX)

4:25 PM ET:
New England Patriots at Dallas Cowboys (CBS)
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders (CBS)

8:30 PM ET:
San Francisco 49ers at New York Giants (NBC)

Monday, October 12, 2015:

8:30 PM ET:
Pittsburgh Steelers at San Diego Chargers (ESPN)

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