NFL News: Player News and Updates for 10/19/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 7 Schedule and More
October 19, 2015
We’ve still got one more game on the Week 6 schedule in the NFL, but most of the league is all finished up for now. Let’s check out some of the notable players and stats in the headlines today.
Colts-Patriots Wrap-Up: The always-entertaining matchup of the Colts and Patriots was all set last night in Indianapolis, and New England was able to continue their dominance of their conference rival.
The Pats took a 34-27 victory here to remain unbeaten on the season, with a nice performance from Tom Brady (312 yards; three TD) and LeGarrett Blount (93 rush yards; two total TD).
The Colts hung with New England for most of the game, but bogged down in the second half--highlighted by a bizarre fake punt attempt.
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The Steelers shocked the NFL world with a convincing victory over the Cardinals yesterday, thanks to a couple of big performances from some lesser-known players.
Landry Jones posted two touchdown passes, filling in for an injured Michael Vick. Chris Boswell logged three impressive field goals, and Martavis Bryant was the star of the show with six grabs for 137 yards and two scores in the 25-13 win.
Ben Roethlisberger has a good shot at getting back for next week, and it’s pretty impressive how the Steelers have continued to win without him.
The normally hapless Jets are riding high right now, thanks to a 34-20 win over the Redskins yesterday. Ryan Fitzpatrick posted two touchdown passes and a TD run, helping his team to a 4-1 record.
The Jets have a huge showdown game with New England this week which will go a long way in determining the pecking order of the AFC East.
The Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul will get his hand looked at by team doctors tomorrow. It’s the first time they’ve checked him out in over a month.
Pierre-Paul still has until the middle of next month to sign his tender, otherwise he’s done for the year. That’s even if he’s healthy, though; there are multiple reports out there saying he may not even be physically able to play due to that nasty fireworks injury.
Let’s finish up back in the AFC East with a look at the Dolphins. The team got its first win under interim coach Dan Campbell yesterday, crushing the Titans 38-10. Lamar Miller was great in this one, posting 113 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.
NFL Week 7 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: Bears, Bengals, Broncos, Packers
Thursday, October 22, 2015:
8:25 PM ET:
Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers (CBS, NFL Network)
Sunday, October 25, 2015:
9:30 AM ET:
Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars (London Game; Live Streaming on Yahoo!)
1:00 PM ET:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Washington Redskins (FOX)
Atlanta Falcons at Tennessee Titans (FOX)
New Orleans Saints at Indianapolis Colts (FOX)
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions (FOX)
Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs (CBS)
Cleveland Browns at St. Louis Rams (CBS)
Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins (CBS)
New York Jets at New England Patriots (CBS)
4:05 PM ET:
Oakland Raiders at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
4:25 PM ET:
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants (FOX)
8:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers (NBC)
Monday, October 26, 2015:
8:30 PM ET:
Baltimore Ravens at Arizona Cardinals (ESPN)
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