Titans end home woes, roll to 36-22 victory over Jaguars (Yahoo Sports)
There's nothing like a visit from the Jacksonville Jaguars to make the Tennessee Titans remember how to protect their home field. Marcus Mariota threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns to end his home struggles and the Titans had their highest point total of the season in a 36-22 victory over the Jaguars on Thursday night. Since the start of the 2014 season, the Titans are 3-0 at home against the Jaguars and 1-17 against everybody else.
Broncos' C.J. Anderson undergoing surgery (Yahoo Sports)
C.J. Anderson was bracing for a prolonged recovery as he prepared to undergo surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee late Thursday. Anderson was Denver's offensive star in Super Bowl 50, rushing for 90 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' 24-10 win over Carolina. Anderson is the Broncos' leading rusher with 437 yards on 110 carries and four touchdowns, including a season-best 107 yards and a TD on 16 carries Monday night against Houston in his best performance of the season.
Seahawks' Russell Wilson expects to play despite injury (Yahoo Sports)
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson expects to play Sunday against New Orleans despite a pectoral injury suffered Monday night in a tie with Arizona. Wilson said Thursday that he's being cautious with the injury and is thankful he has a few more days of treatment and recovery before playing against the Saints. ''The great thing is my ankle is no longer listed,'' Wilson quipped.
Redskins CB Norman, TE Reed cleared to travel to London (Yahoo Sports)
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and tight end Jordan Reed were cleared to fly with the team to London for its game against the Cincinnati Bengals after dealing with concussions. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Thursday it still had not been determined whether either Norman or Reed - two of Washington's most vital players - would be able to play on Sunday.
Vikings WR Cordarelle Patterson recovering from concussion (Yahoo Sports)
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson has a concussion after his best game of the season.
AP source: Aldon Smith applies for reinstatement to NFL (Yahoo Sports)
Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith has applied to the NFL to be reinstated from his one-year suspension. A person with knowledge of the application told The Associated Press that Smith has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell to be allowed back on the field once his ban for violating the league's substance abuse policy ends on Nov. 17. Smith was suspended for one year last November for violating the substance abuse policy.
Injured Bills safety Williams to decide future after season (Yahoo Sports)
The father of Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams says his son intends to wait until the offseason to determine whether to continue playing after sustaining his latest neck injury. Anthony Williams told The Associated Press by phone Thursday that while the topic of retirement has yet to be discussed, he intends to involve his entire family in a discussion regarding his son's future. ''We'll wait to talk about that at the end of the season as a family and we'll pray about it, and make the best decision that's right for him,'' Williams said.
Steelers' Roethlisberger asks rival Tom Brady for his jersey (Yahoo Sports)
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been caught on camera asking his AFC rival Tom Brady for a jersey to hang on his wall. A clip of Showtime's ''Inside the NFL'' captured Roethlisberger's on-field pregame conversation with the Patriots quarterback ahead of last Sunday's matchup in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger is recovering from knee surgery and was dressed in street clothes for the exchange.
Jets' Mangold (ankle) unlikely to play, Lee ruled out again (Yahoo Sports)
The New York Jets might be without the man in the middle of their offensive line. Center Nick Mangold appears unlikely to play Sunday at Cleveland because of a sprained right ankle that has him in a walking boot. ''It doesn't look good right now,'' coach Todd Bowles said Thursday.
AP source: Dolphins' Landry fined $24,309 for illegal block (Yahoo Sports)
Jarvis Landry will take a hit in the wallet for his block that injured Buffalo Bills safety Aaron Williams. The Miami Dolphins receiver was fined $24,309 for an illegal crackback block, two people familiar with the situation said Thursday. The people confirmed the fine to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the NFL had not yet announced the fine.