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NFL Week 2 Schedule: Game times, how to watch Illini players

Indianapolis Colts and Vontae Davis to play on "Monday Night Football" against New York Jets.

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The NFL kicks off Week 2 Thursday night with the Denver Broncos visiting the Kansas City Chiefs and former Illinois Fighting Illini player Jeff Allen. Allen was inactive in Week 1 when the Chiefs topped the Houston Texans on the road, but his status has been upgraded to 'probable'.

Here's a full list of former Illinois players in the NFL:

  • Jeff Allen (OT, Chiefs)
  • Jon Asamoah (OL, Falcons) - Injured Reserve
  • Alan Ball (DB, Bears)
  • Arrelious Benn (WR, Jaguars) - Injured Reserve
  • Jeff Cumberland (TE, Jets)
  • Vontae Davis (CB, Colts)
  • Michael Hoomanawanui (TE, Patriots)
  • Corey Liuget (DE, Chargers)
  • Whitney Mercilus (LB, Texans)
  • Akeem Spence (DT, Buccanneers)
  • Hugh Thornton (OG, Colts)
  • Tavon Wilson (FS, Patriots)

Here's the full schedule with games featuring Illini players in bold:

Matchup TV Time Date
Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs CBS 7:30 p.m. Thursday
Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers CBS Noon Sunday
San Francisco 49ers at Pittsburgh Steelers FOX Noon Sunday
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints FOX Noon Sunday
Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings FOX Noon Sunday
Arizona Cardinals at Chicago Bears FOX Noon Sunday
New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills CBS Noon Sunday
San Diego Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals CBS Noon Sunday
Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns CBS Noon Sunday
Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants FOX Noon Sunday
St. Louis Rams at Washington CBS Noon Sunday
Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars CBS 3:05 p.m. Sunday
Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders CBS 3:05 p.m. Sunday
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles FOX 3:05 p.m. Sunday
Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers NBC 7:30 p.m. Sunday
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts ESPN 9:20 p.m. Monday