There is nothing like an ill-timed injury that can dampen the enthusiasm surrounding a huge NFL game.
The showdown between the 6-2 Buffalo Bills and 7-1 Minnesota Vikings could be impacted by the status of Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen, one of the front-runners in the NFL’s Regular Season MVP Award according to the Las Vegas odds.
The New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions are among the teams dealing with the most injuries.
Could defensive stars T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chase Young of the Washington Commanders be set to return?
The Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, and New York Jets have bye weeks
Keep on reading for more on the NFL injuries and updates on who could be in and who could be out in Week 10.
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Quarterback Questions Abound
‘Tis the season for questions about the availability of star quarterbacks to dominate the headlines.
The biggest news is that Buffalo’s Allen is dealing with an elbow injury, leaving his status up in the air. His availability will certainly impact the NFL odds as kickoff approaches.
Coach McDermott has ruled S Jordan Poyer and DE Greg Rousseau out for Sunday’s game.
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— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) November 11, 2022
Earlier in the week, it was thought that both Arizona’s Kyler Murray and Matthew Stafford of the Los Angeles Rams could miss the meeting of NFC West rivals.
Murray seems to be trending in the right direction while dealing with hamstring issues. Stafford remains in concussion protocol.
The news is better in Tennessee as Ryan Tannehill should be back on the field after missing two games with an ankle injury.
There is also a questionable tag on Derek Carr of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Colts Getting Healthy
The Indianapolis Colts were in the news this week thanks to the decision to not only fire head coach Frank Reich, but to replace him with longtime Colts offensive lineman Jeff Saturday.
When Saturday coaches his first game as the interim head coach, he could be getting two key pieces back. Jonathan Taylor (ankle) and center Ryan Kelly (knee) are both probable. Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (thumb) is also probable.
The Colts will be playing a Raiders team that will be without receiver Hunter Renfrow and tight end Darren Waller.
Key Defensive Players Hoping to Play
There are some defensive standouts dealing with issues that are worth monitoring by those who bet online.
Tennessee defensive line Jeffrey Simmons is questionable with an ankle injury.
J.J. Watt of the Cardinals finds himself back on the injury report with a knee injury
Anthony Barr of the Dallas Cowboys is questionable with a hamstring injury while Micah Parsons is probable.
Washington defensive end Chase Young is eligible to be activated off the injured list at any time. Could it come in time for the Monday night matchup with undefeated Philadelphia?
It is the same situation with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt while defensive lineman Larry Ogunboji (knee) is questionable.
The Bills could get cornerback Tre’Davious White (knee) back on the field sooner rather than later.
Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah (knee) is questionable while cornerback Denzel Ward (concussion) said he plans to be back after missing three games.
Updating Cowboys-Packers Availability
The Cowboys are expected to have tight end Dalton Schultz (knee), running back Ezekiel Elliott (knee) and receiver Michael Gallup (chest) available for the matchup with Green Bay.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has missed practice time with a thumb injury. He is expected to play. Who will be blocking for him is another question as linemen David Bakhtiari (knee), Elgton Jenkins (knee) and Jon Runyan (knee) are questionable.
Ailing Pass Catchers
Seattle tight ends Will Dissly (chest) and Noah Fant (knee) as well as receivers Tyler Lockett (groin) and DK Metcalf (knee) are probable while receiver Marquise Goodwin (groin) is questionable for the Seahawks.
Receiver Keenan Allen of the Los Angeles Chargers is questionable with a slow-healing hamstring issue. Fellow receiver Mike Williams is out.
Tampa Bay tight end Cameron Brate (neck) is probable after missing the last three games while receivers Mike Evans (ribs) and Julio Jones (knee) are probable. Guards Luke Goedeke (foot) and Shaq Mason are questionable.
Houston receiver Brandin Cooks is expected to return for the Texans, but Nico Collins (groin) is still sidelined and Phillip Dorsett (ankle) is questionable.
The Giants could have receivers Kenny Golladay (knee) and Richie James (concussion) available to face the Texans.
Who Will be Marching in With the Saints?
The injuries continue to mount with the New Orleans Saints.
Leading tackler Pete Werner (ankle) is questionable as are offensive linemen Andrus Peat (tricep) and Trevor Penning (foot). New Orleans defensive end Marcus Davenport (calf) is questionable as is center Erik McCoy (calf). It is anticipated that receiver Jarvis Landry (ankle) and cornerback Marshon Lattimore (abdominal) are out.
Another team dealing with a myriad of injuries is the Detroit Lions.
Detroit running back D’Andre Swift (ankle), linebacker Malcolm Rodriguez (elbow) and receiver Josh Reynolds (back) are questionable. The Lions are expected to have center Frank Ragnow available to play.
Those who bet online might want to keep an eye on the status of Houston running back Dameon Pierce, who is listed among the top candidates for the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award according to the NFL betting lines. He is questionable due to chest and shoulder issues.
Green Bay receiver Christian Watson is probable after suffering a concussion last week.
Washington receiver Jahan Dotson continues to be sidelined with a hamstring injury.