Raiders backup RBs get involved Week 14 due to injuries
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
Raiders running back Taiwan Jones and running back Jamize Olawale got involved on offense Week 14 at N.Y. Jets with running backs Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings sidelined due to injuries. However, neither player had major contributions in a 37-27 loss.
Jones, who moved from defense to offense because of the injuries, totaled two carries for 3 yards, while adding one catch for 3 yards.
Olawale, who had just seven touches on offense coming into Sunday, finished with two catches for 10 yards. He was targeted four times.
Getting another start in place of Jordan Reed, who was sidelined for a third straight game because of a concussion, Redskins tight end Logan Paulsen again came through with a touchdown Week 14 against the Chiefs, hauling in a 7-yard pass from quarterback Robert Griffin III in the second quarter.
And he showed some athleticism on the play. The ball was one of many that Griffin overthrew on the day, but Paulsen fully extended his arm to tip the ball back to himself in the back of the end zone. In all, he had three catches for 44 yards. His five targets were the third-most on the team.
Keenan Allen works past shoulder scare with two TDs
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen worked past a shoulder scare with two touchdown receptions during Sunday's game against the Giants in Week 14 with a shoulder injury.
Allen caught a 43-yard touchdown pass in the opening quarter and a 4-yard strike in the second quarter. He injured his shoulder after making his 60th catch of the season, which set a franchise rookie receiving record. He was taken to the locker room for further evaluation and returned late in the second quarter before hauling in his second touchdown of the game. He finished the game with three catches for 59 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-14 victory. He was targeted three times.
Allen has had some issues with his shoulder, as he aggravated a the injury suffered during training camp on Oct. 21 against the Jaguars. He told reporters after the game that he received a painkiller after he underwent X-rays in the first half, which came back negative. He expects the shoulder injury to linger throughout the rest of the season, according to U-T San Diego.
The Chargers will play the Broncos Thursday night in Week 15.
Jeremy Kerley hauls in career-high third touchdown
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley showed Week 14 vs. Oakland he's getting closer to full strength after missing a few games because of an elbow injury. Kerley finished with his first catches since getting hurt Week 9, totaling four receptions for 41 yards and one touchdown in a 37-27 win.
Kerley pushed New York's lead to 10-0 with a 25-yard touchdown catch with 3:17 left in the first quarter. Jets quarterback Geno Smith threw a wobbly pass into the end zone, with Santonio Holmes and three Oakland defenders in the same vicinity, but it was Kerley who came down with his third touchdown. The three touchdowns give Kerley a new career high for a single season.
Bills wide receiver Robert Woods made very little impact in Week 14 against the Buccaneers, a 27-6 loss. Woods brought in just three of the five passes thrown his way in the game, for 20 yards. He had a long reception of just 9 yards.
Woods has been decent, but by no means spectacular as a rookie. He enters Week 15 with 31 receptions for 408 yards and two touchdowns.
Many bit players had a role in the dramatic loss for the Browns at New England on Sunday. Among them were running backs Fozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya, both of whom caught three passes and rushed four times. The former managed 18 yards receiving and 6 yards rushing. The latter had 25 yards through the air and 8 on the ground.
The leading rusher was Willis McGahee, who ran for 33 yards on 14 carries. Adding receptions were Greg Little (2-14), Davone Bess (1-10) and MarQueis Gray (1-3).
The Titans DST was knocked around in Denver Week 14.
Tennessee had their worst game of the year, giving up 51 points. The team could not handle the Broncos offense, despite knocking Wes Welker out of the game early. They were bitten by both the pass and the run game. Peyton Manning threw for 397 yards and four touchdowns, and both Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball averaged over 5 yards per carry.
The Titans DST will look to improve next week against the Cardinals.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who threw for three touchdowns his last time out, took a step back in Sunday's loss to the 49ers in Week 14.
Wilson hooked up with Luke Willson for a 39-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. He was picked off by Eric Wright with nine second remaining to give San Francisco the win. He completed 15 of 25 passes for 199 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 2 yards on one carry in a 19-17 victory.
WIlson has been held under 200 passing yards four times this season. He will look to get back on track in New York against the Giants in Week 15. The Giants surrendered three touchdown passes to Philip Rivers in Week 14.
Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes was more involved on offense Week 14 vs. Oakland a week after playing just three snaps against the Dolphins. Unfortunately, Holmes still had modest numbers in a 37-27 win.
Holmes finished with three catches for 55 yards on five targets. Holmes got off to a quick start, picking up 32 yards on his first reception on the opening drive. Unfortunately, Holmes didn't make much of an impact after that. He had a 13-yard reception on his second catch in the second quarter and just missed a 5-yard touchdown in the second quarter, but the fade pass into the corner of the end zone went off his fingertips.