NFL Notes: Strength of Schedule, Bills, Packers, Texans, Titans

Strength of Schedule


New Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula said Wednesday that they have no immediate plans to shake up the organization.

“We recognize, A, that we’re in the middle of a season and, B, the season’s not going too bad right now,” Terry Pegula said, via the Buffalo News. “So I think the smart thing right now is to just let everything be and let the season play out.”

  • Rookie WR Sammy Watkins will be ready to play against the Chiefs in Week 10, despite hurting his groin in Wednesday’s practice. (John Wawrow)


  • Veteran G Josh Sitton suffered a torn ligament in his left big toe that may have required surgery if he wasn’t an offensive lineman.

The injury is something that if it was more severe, the specialist I saw — well, I didn’t see him, but he saw my scan — he said they’ve had to do surgery on it but not typically with offensive linemen,” Sitton said Wednesday, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “So we feel fine that I’ll be able to go the rest of the season.

  • G T.J. Lang is also dealing with an ankle injury, so the Packers interior linemen could be a concern for them moving forward.


  • In the event QB Ryan Mallett plays at least 40 percent of the Texans’ offensive snaps this season, the Patriots would owe Houston a sixth-round pick instead of their seventh-round selection. (Tania Ganguli)
  • RB Arian Foster (groin) said he plans to play in Week 11. (Tania Ganguli)


“There are going to be some games where we go multiple receivers because it’s better to run the ball out of that set plus it’s better matchups for us,” Whisenhunt said, via Paul Kuharsky of ESPN. “And in those games, he’s going to get less carries because he’s not as big a part of that package.”

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