Monday December 14th, 2015

By Tom Downey, Chat Sports

Week 14 is nearly complete after another exciting NFL Sunday slate filled with playoff implications and injury reports. The New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins will face off in a Monday night matchup at Sun Life Stadium to cap the week.

Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below.

• Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy lost to his old team, the Philadelphia Eagles, on Sunday, and expressed his frustration by throwing his helmet after the loss and refusing to speak to reporters, according to NBC Philadelphia.

• Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton broke his thumb in the team’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and is likely out for the rest of the season, reports ESPN.

• Quarterback A.J. McCarron will take over the starting role in Dalton’s absence, and on Sunday compared his situation to the circumstances that allowed Tom Brady to take over the New England Patriots after Drew Bledsoe was injured, reports Pro Football Talk.

• Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert also left Sunday’s game with a head injury. The timetable for his return remains unclear, reports Pro Football Talk.

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Brian Hartline broke his collarbone in the Cleveland Browns’ win over the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced. Hartline was still the Browns’ leading receiver in the win.

• Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson left the team’s game against the New Orleans Saints, and did not return. There is no clear timetable for his return.

• The Seattle Seahawks lost running back Thomas Rawls for the season in their win over the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced.

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• Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy took back play-calling duties in the Packers’ 28–7 win over the Cowboys. McCarthy told the team’s website it was “what I felt I had to do.”

• LeGarrett Blount sustained a hip injury Sunday night against the Houston Texans, and was ruled out of the game.

• Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen left the Panthers’ win over the Falcons with a knee injury, but the team says Olsen should fine.

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