It’s Christmas tree night at the Florio household. Which means that I’ll be risking injury as I take an axe out to the back 40 and make like Jack Del Rio on the choicest trunk of pine.
Actually, the tree is in a box. But I could still get injured; those fake needles are quite pointy.
Speaking of injuries, here’s our weekly look at the guys who are banged up for Sunday’s games. Which I most likely won’t get injured while typing.
Cardinals at Jets
Three Arizona wideouts are questionable, but none are named Larry or Fitzgerald. Andre Roberts looks to be the least likely to play with an ankle injury; he didn’t practice all week. Running back Beanie Wells, back from IR, is now questionable with a knee injury. Jets receiver Clyde Gates is doubtful with a concussion. Tim Tebow reportedly will be inactive due to broken ribs that have him listed as questionable.
Panthers at Chiefs
Carolina running back Jonathan Stewart is doubtful with an ankle injury. Quarterback Cam Newton has a right wrist injury, but he is listed as probable and missed no practice time. Chiefs tackle Branden Albert is questionable with a back injury, as is linebacker Tamba Hali, who has an injured knee.
Bengals at Chargers
Receiver Mohamed Sanu is out with a foot injury that may require season-ending surgery. Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis is probable with an ankle injury. Chargers wideout Eddie Royal is out with a hamstring. Safety Eric Weddle is probable due a concussion suffered on that 4th-and-29 block from Anquan Boldin.
Browns at Raiders
Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden has been cleared to play after suffering a concussion on Sunday. Running back Trent Richardson is probable with chest, rib, and finger injuries. Raiders running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson are questionable with ankle injuries. Two of Oakland’s running backs, Taiwan Jones (ankle) and Marcel Reece (hamstring, quadricep), are probable.
Texans at Titans
A whopping 21 Texans are probable. Out are cornerback Johnathan Joseph (hamstring, groin) and linebacker Brooks Reed (groin). Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy (concussion) is out with a concussion. Receiver Kenny Britt is probable with a knee injury.
Colts at Lions
The Colts have no major injuries. Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (thumb) and running back Mikel Leshoure (ankle) are probable. Safety Louis Delmas (knee) is questionable.
Jaguars at Bills
Receivers Justin Blackmon (groin) and Cecil Shorts (hamstring) are probable after unexpectedly missing practice on Thursday. Twenty-two Bills show up on the injury report, with defensive ends Mark Anderson (knee) and Chris Kelsay (neck) out.
Vikings at Packers
Minnesota receiver Percy Harvin is doubtful once again with an ankle injury. Nine others are probable. Six Packers are out, including linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring). Receiver Greg Jennings is slated to play for the first time since September, listed as probable after recovering from hernia surgery.
Patriots at Dolphins
Defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle), guard Logan Mankins (ankle, calf), and tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm, hip) are out for New England. A total of 15 Patriots are questionable, including four receivers and tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle). The Dolphins have no major injuries.
Steelers at Ravens
Receiver Antonio Brown (ankle) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) are probable after extended absences. Receiver Jerricho Cotchery (ribs) is questionable to return to action after missing last week’s loss to Cleveland. Four Steelers are out: quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder), Byron Leftwich (ribs), linebacker LaMarr Woodley (ankle), and Mike Adams (ankle). Several key Ravens are probable. Tight end Ed Dickson (knee) is doubtful.
49ers at Rams
For San Fran, 11 players are probable. Safety Darcel McBath is questionable with a concussion, and tight end Demarcus Dobbs has been ruled out after an arrest. Rams receiver Danny Amendola, who played despite being doubtful last week, is doubtful again with a foot injury. Without him, the chances of a Rams loss become probable.
Seahawks at Bears
Seattle receiver Sidney Rice is questionable with a calf injury. Running back Marshawn Lynch is probable with a back injury. For the Bears, receiver Devin Hester (concussion) and guard Chris Spencer (knee) are out. Receiver Alshon Jeffery (knee) is doubtful.
Buccaneers at Broncos
The Bucs have only four guys on the list, and all are probable. Broncos receiver Brandon Stokley is questionable with wrist and hip injuries.
Eagles at Cowboys
Running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Mike Vick are both out with concussions. Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (foot) is questionable, but he’s expected to play. Also questionable are receiver Miles Austin (hip) and running back Felix Jones (knee). Receiver Kevin Ogletree is probable with a concussion that kept him from playing in the Thanksgiving loss to the Redskins. Defensive tackle Jay Ratliff is doubtful with a groin injury.