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Beat: Keenan Allen had knee hypertension
Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:43am
Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen had a tough first play to the fourth quarter. He suffered a right knee injury, forcing him to be a spectator for a two-minute drill that fell short in a 20-16 loss to the Dolphins.
“Just hope for the best,” Allen said of his sideline thoughts for the final sequence. “Can't do anything about it.”
The early sense is Allen suffered a hypertension. In 2012, he missed the end of his junior season at California with a knee injury, that one to his left.
Later Monday afternoon, HC Mike McCoy said Allen is going to be fine. He showed no apparent limp when walking after the game. Looks like Allen and owners, dodged a bullet here.
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Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:39am
"(Rashad Jennings has) been a guy we've called on to come in and run the ball and he's done a great job at it,'' Allen said. "As he continues to run the ball like he's doing, he's going to continue to get opportunities to run the ball.''
Jennings signed as an unrestricted free agent after averaging 2.8 yards per carry in Jacksonville last season. Jennings has 340 yards on 57 carries, averaging 6.0 yards per carry in his last three games. He is second to Terrelle Pryor in rushing with 480 yards. He has a couple of very favorable matchups in Weeks 12 and 13 with Tennessee and Dallas on the schedule.
Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:35am
“Bottom line, DeAndre made a lot of mistakes early in the game, so we gave another guy a chance to play,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said.
Hopkins acknowledged his issues. The No. 27 overall pick of the 2013 draft continues to learn that the NFL season only gets tougher and more demanding as the year unfolds.
“It’s a long season, but we can endure it,” said Hopkins, who only had one catch for seven yards against the Raiders.
Hopkins did get back on the field late in the game but only finished with one catch for seven yards. It's a likely sign that he shouldn't miss any playing time next week as further punishment. At this point, it's unclear who will be throwing Hopkins the ball in Week 12.
Wes Welker suffers concussion
Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:32am
Welker suffered a blow to the head early in the fourth quarter. Somehow, he returned to the game, catching another pass. He later exited, with the team explaining that he was being evaluated for a concussion.
Now that the concussion is official, he will have to pass protocol to get back on the field. The Broncos take on Welker's former team, the Patriots, in Week 12 and it's a game Welker doesn't want to miss. But, if can't play, look for Eric Decker to perhaps benefit the most at least in terms of targets.
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 9:27pm
He didn't return to the game. Hankerson doesn't have a ton of fantasy value in your typical league. Aldrick Robinson was next up on the depth chart and fished with 60 yards and a TD.
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 9:21pm
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 9:11pm
Must’ve been a pretty sight. Until reality set in.
McGloin was so good during a 28-23 win over the Houston Texans that undrafted rookie might’ve taken Pryor’s job.
While head coach Dennis Allen wouldn’t say whether he did or not, there’s no doubt the Raiders have a quarterback controversy on their hands.
“Here’s what I’m going to do; I’m going to enjoy this win,” Allen said. “Then we’ll go back and we’ll evaluate. Matt definitely did a very good job today.”
The undrafted rookie from Penn State was 18-of-32 passing for 197 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 105.9 quarterback rating in his first NFL start. He likely won't be better than a QB2 option if he indeed gets more playing time going forward. It's a tough matchup Week 12 against the Titans.
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 9:04pm
In the midst of his worst statistical performance of the season, Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller was instructed by coach Doug Marrone to confront his offensive line during Sunday's 37-14 win against the New York Jets.
"I told [Spiller] afterwards, 'You know what? I'd be pissed, too,'" Marrone said. "But the difference between me and you, and this is what you have to do now, is go over to that group right there, and you tell them you're pissed."
Spiller rushed 13 times for 6 yards but said after the game he did not want to take his frustrations out on the offensive line.
"They [saw] that I was mad," Spiller said. "But I mean, everybody handles that situation [differently]. If I go over there and yell at my guys, y'all are going to blow it up and say [I'm] frustrated."
The Bills rushed 38 times Sunday against the Jets' top-ranked run defense, gaining 68 yards. Marrone pointed not only to his running backs for the performance, but also blamed the offensive line. Things get easier for Spiller. The Bills have a bye in Week 12 before facing Atlanta, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami, New England. Only Tampa is ranked as a top-five defense in allowing fantasy points to RBs. The others are ranked 19th or higher, all good matchups.
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Greg Jennings OUT for Vikings
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:16pm
Peyton Hillis OUT for Giants
Sunday, November 17, 2013, 3:15pm