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.
• 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.
• 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.