Wednesday October 14th, 2015

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints will kick off an exciting slate of Week 6 NFL action on Thursday night as Atlanta looks to continue its unbeaten start to the season. The Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots are all also still undefeated, while the Detroit Lions are the only team still searching for its first win.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below:

• The Dallas Cowboys will start quarterback Matt Cassel over Brandon Weeden in Week 7 against the New York Giants, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder. They also plan to start running back Christine Michael and left guard La’el Collins after their Week 6 bye.

• Chat Sports: Four reasons why Cassel will be better than Weeden

• Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor could miss multiple games with an MCL sprain, reports Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Backup E.J. Manuel will start Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

• Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak said he won’t bench starting quarterback Peyton Manning, John Breech of CBS Sports reports. Manning has thrown seven interceptions this season and is one of just five quarterbacks with more interceptions than touchdown passes.

• Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol and expects to play Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports. Kuechly, who hasn’t played since Week 1, was cleared to practice on Tuesday.

• Chat Sports: Four reasons why the Panthers are legitimate contenders

• Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will play Thursday night against the Saints despite a nagging hamstring injury, Tiffany Blackmon of the NFL Network reports.

• Miami Dolphins vice president Mike Tannenbaum called out defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, saying he “hasn’t played as well as we hoped,” reports Sean Wagner-McGough of CBS Sports.

• Saints quarterback Drew Brees is “a little bit angry” at how the season has gone so far, reports Katherine Terrell of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. New Orleans has a 1–4 record through five weeks.

• Doctors are optimistic that New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells won’t lose his foot from a MRSA infection, Dan Graziano of ESPN reports.

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