Lamar Jackson, Saquon Barkley, Deebo Samuel, and T.J. Watt are among the prominent names on this week’s injury report. With so many games having playoff implications, this is not the time to have star players iffy heading into huge showdowns. Add in Miami receiver Tyreek Hill sitting out Thursday’s practice due to illness and there will be plenty of people keeping an eye on the injury reports heading into key games.
The Week 14 schedule began with the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams picking up a much-needed win as Baker Mayfield, just signed after being cut by the Carolina Panthers, led the Rams to two late scoring drives in a 17-16 win over the Raiders.
There are plenty of injury concerns for the NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles. However, according to the NFL playoff odds, they still lead all NFC teams in the odds to win the Super Bowl.
The Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, and Washington Commanders all have Week 14 bye weeks.
Keep on reading for more on the NFL injuries and updates on who could be in and who could be out or limited in Week 14.
The quest for the Philadelphia Eagles to earn the top seed in the NFC playoffs could become more challenging with linebacker Kyzir White slowed by an ankle injury that has him questionable for the division showdown with the Giants.
Philadelphia already saw defensive end Derek Barnett suffer a season-ending knee injury and interception leader Chauncey Gardner-Johnson land on injured reserve with a lacerated kidney. He joins defensive end Robert Quinn (knee) on IR.
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Cornerback Avonte Maddox is questionable with a hamstring injury as well.
The Giants aren’t exactly a picture of health.
The last name Giants fans want to see on the injury report is running back Saquon Barkley as he is dealing with a neck injury so keep an eye on his status. According to the NFL betting lines, Barkley (+5000) is eighth in the NFL Offensive Player of the Year odds. Offensive linemen Ben Bredeson (knee), Josh Ezeudu (neck), and Shane Lemieux (toe) are also questionable.
There is some good news as receiver Kenny Golladay is probable.
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Jackson has been added to the list of quarterbacks dealing with injuries He is not trending in a positive direction as he suffered a sprained knee last week.
That would leave the offense in the hands of Tyler Huntley.
Running back J.K. Dobbins (knee) as well as guards Patrick Mekari (toe) and Kevin Zeitler (knee) are also questionable for the Ravens. On the other side of the ball, linebacker Patrick Queen is dealing with a leg injury.
They will face a Pittsburgh team that has its top receiver Diontae Johnson and leading rusher Najee Harris both questionable.
Watt is also questionable for Pittsburgh.
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The good news is that Ja’Marr Chase is back on the field for the defending AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals. However, some other pass catchers for the showdown with Cleveland are worth keeping an eye on.
Cleveland’s Amari Cooper is dealing with a hip injury and he has been limited in practice this week. Tight end David Njoku (missed the Houston game with a knee injury, but he is expected to return to action.
Receiver Anthony Schwartz (concussion) is out.
For Cincinnati, receiver Tee Higgins is dealing with a tender hamstring and is questionable while tight end Hayden Hurst is doubtful with a calf injury.
The defense has kept the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in most of the games this season even while the Tom Brady-led offense has struggled.
It is not good news that safeties Mike Edwards and Antoine Winfield Jr., defensive tackle Vita Vea and cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting are all questionable.
The Buccaneers are hoping to have them in place as San Francisco will be starting rookie Brock Purdy at quarterback.
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Quarterback Geno Smith, running back Kenneth Walker and receiver DK Metcalf are among the key players for Seattle dealing with injuries and carrying questionable tags. The Las Vegas odds list Walker (+190) as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year favorite while Smith (-800) is the heavy favorite in the Comeback Player of the Year odds.
They have plenty of company.
Houston’s Nico Collins and Brandin Cooks, the Texans’ top two receivers, are both questionable
Courtland Sutton is doubtful and Jerry Jeudy questionable for Denver.
Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence is slowed with a toe injury, but he is expected to play. Receiver Zay Jones (chest) is questionable.
Houston cornerback Derek Stingley is questionable as the No. 3 overall pick is in danger of missing his fourth game of the season.
Jacksonville linebacker Chad Muma is questionable with an ankle injury.
Tennessee receiver Traylon Burks is in concussion protocol so it is uncertain if he will be ready to go against Jacksonville.
David Ojabo (Achilles) has been activated from injured reserve but it is uncertain if the Baltimore linebacker will make his NFL debut this weekend.
Seattle offensive tackle Abraham Lucas is questionable with an elbow injury.