NFL News: Player News and Updates for 11/2/15
NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Week 9 Schedule and More
November 2, 2015
Week 8 isn’t officially over yet in the NFL, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead to Week 9. That said, let’s take a look at some of the notable players and stats in the headlines today.
Packers-Broncos Wrap-Up: We all expected a real shootout on “Sunday Night Football,” but didn’t really get it. The Broncos dominated the game here, beating Green Bay 29-10. C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman combined for 161 rush yards and three touchdowns, while the Broncos defense stifled Aaron Rodgers into just 77 yards passing.
The Broncos had 500 net yards of offense compared to the Packers’ 140. The win brings Denver to 7-0 and drops the Pack to 6-1.
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We had several notable injury situations happening across the league yesterday. Most notable of these were injuries to Le’Veon Bell, Steve Smith and Reggie Bush, all of whom look like they’re done for the year.
The Bears’ Matt Forte and the Jets’ Ryan Fitzpatrick also look like they’ll be missing multiple weeks, which sends their teams scrambling for replacements.
Perhaps the craziest game in the league yesterday was the shootout matchup between the Saints and Giants, something no one saw coming.
Drew Brees out-dueled Eli Manning with a 40-of-50 passing line for 511 yards and seven touchdowns, which ties the NFL single-game record held by a handful of players.
As for Manning, he was no slouch either, putting up a 30-of-41 line for 350 and six touchdowns of his own on a day when no one felt like playing defense on either side.
The 101 combined points here (52-49 Saints) were the third most in the history of the NFL.
The 49ers continued their slide yesterday, falling to the Rams in a 27-6 blowout. There are reports that some in the Niners locker room want QB Colin Kaepernick benched, but the team’s problems go beyond him.
Besides, the No. 2 QB here is Blaine Gabbert, and non one is expecting much of an improvement over Kaepernick there. Still, we could still see a move or potentially even a trade. Stay tuned.
This morning we learned that Browns CB Joe Haden is in the league’s concussion protocol. He had just worked his way back from the same injury, so he’ll probably miss a few weeks this time while he heals.
NFL Week 9 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: Cardinals, Ravens, Lions, Texans, Chiefs, Seahawks
Thursday, November 5, 2015:
8:25 PM ET:
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals (NFL Network)
Sunday, November 8, 2015:
1:00 PM ET:
Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers (FOX)
Washington Redskins at New England Patriots (FOX)
Tennessee Titans at New Orleans Saints (CBS)
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills (CBS)
St. Louis Rams at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)
Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets (CBS)
Oakland Raiders at Pittsburgh Steelers (CBS)
4:05 PM ET:
New York Giants at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (FOX)
Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers (FOX)
4:25 PM ET:
Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts (CBS)
8:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys (CBS)
Monday, November 9, 2015:
8:30 PM ET:
Chicago Bears at San Diego Chargers (ESPN)
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