Over the course of the week, there are a lot of posts about the most prominent injured players but we know that you might not see all of them and that some others may fall through the cracks. As a result, we’ll comb through all the injury reports every Friday afternoon so that there’s one stop for all the news from every team playing on Sunday.
Panthers at Falcons
The Panthers will try to nail down the NFC South without wide receiver Steve Smith (knee), running back Jonathan Stewart (knee) and defensive tackle Colin Cole (calf). The Falcons will try to stop them without linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (knee) and running back Jacquizz Rodgers (concussion).
Ravens at Bengals
Linebacker Elvis Dumervil (ankle), center Gino Gradkowski (knee), defensive tackle Arthur Jones (concussion), running back Ray Rice (thigh) and wide receiver Torrey Smith (thigh) are all questionable for the Ravens. The Bengals will end the regular season without cornerback Terence Newman (knee) and defensive tackle Devon Still (back). Tight end Tyler Eifert (neck) is doubtful, while tight end Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) is questionable along with linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion).
Jaguars at Colts
Cornerback Dwayne Gratz (ankle) and linebacker Geno Hayes (knee) have played their last games of the season for the Jaguars. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) is probable for what could be his last game with the Jags overall. The Colts ruled out defensive tackle Ricky Jean Francois (foot) again this week. They’re unlikely to have guard Mike McGlynn (elbow), defensive end Cory Redding (shoulder) and safety Sergio Brown (groin).
Jets at Dolphins
It doesn’t look like injuries will be responsible for keeping the Dolphins out of the playoffs or getting them in. Jets cornerback Ellis Lankster (jaw) is questionable, as is Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas (ankle), and everyone else on their reports are probable.
Lions at Vikings
Wide receiver Calvin Johnson (knee) is questionable after missing Lions practice all week. The Lions also ruled defensive end Israel Idonije (neck) and tackle LaAdrian Waddle (ankle) out for Sunday, and cornerbacks Bill Bentley (head) and Chris Houston (toe) are doubtful. Running back Adrian Peterson (groin, foot) is doubtful for the Metrodome finale and running back Toby Gerhart (hamstring) is out. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle) is likely to play after being listed as questionable, but is unlikely to start.
Redskins at Giants
Linebacker Brian Orakpo (groin) is questionable for what could be his final game as a member of the Redskins. The Giants will leave defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) on the bench once more while wide receiver Rueben Randle (knee) is questionable with Victor Cruz (concussion, knee) done for the season.
Browns at Steelers
Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (concussion) and cornerback Joe Haden (hip) are both questionable and the Steelers won’t have to deal with nose tackle Phil Taylor (concussion), guard Jason Pinkston (concussion) or tight end Andre Smith (calf). Pittsburgh won’t have linebacker Terence Garvin (knee) and they listed wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (knee) and linebacker Jason Worilds (abdomen) as questionable.
Texans at Titans
Texans quarterback Case Keenum (thumb) will be a game-time decision and running back Dennis Johnson (hip) and linebacker Joe Mays (knee) are also questionable. Titans tackle David Stewart (shoulder) and defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (knee) have the same designation.
49ers at Cardinals
Linebacker Dan Skuta (foot) is questionable and wide receiver Mario Manningham (knee) hit injured reserve, but the rest of the 49ers injury report is made up of probable players. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said linebacker John Abraham (groin) was a game-time decision earlier this week and Abraham was able to practice on Friday. Safety Rashad Johnson (ankle) and guard Daryn Colledge (back) are questionable for Arizona.
Packers at Bears
Wide receiver Earl Bennett (personal) is questionable after missing the last two practices of the week. Linebacker Clay Matthews is out for the Packers after having thumb surgery, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) and running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) are both probable.
Bills at Patriots
The Bills won’t have QB E.J. Manuel (knee), leaving Thad Lewis to start again this week. Wide receiver Stevie Johnson (personal) also won’t play and safety Aaron Williams (ribs) has been placed on injured reserve. Patriots safety Devin McCourty is doubtful after missing practice all week because of a concussion and wide receiver Josh Boyce (ankle) is out again. Eleven Pats are questionable, but, as always, there’s not much public indication about the chances any of them are in the lineup.
Buccaneers at Saints
Tampa listed linebacker Dekoda Watson (groin), safety Mark Barron (hamstring) and linebacker Ka’Lial Glaud (knee) as questionable for their attempt to play spoiler for their NFC South rivals. The Saints have nine players on their injury report, all of whom are probable to play on Sunday.
Broncos at Raiders
Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (concussion) is listed as doubtful, but he’s not playing this weekend. Defensive end Derek Wolfe (illness) and offensive lineman Steve Vallos (concussion) are both listed as out. Cornerback Kayvon Webster is questionable to return from a broken thumb.
Chiefs at Chargers
Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (concussion) and linebacker Tamba Hali (knee) won’t play for the Chiefs, who may be resting healthy starters as well during the game. That group may not include tackle Branden Albert (knee) and linebacker Justin Houston (elbow), who are both probable after extended stays on the sideline. Wide receiver Eddie Royal (toe) is questionable, but running back Ryan Mathews (ankle) is good to go for the Chargers.
Rams at Seahawks
Wide receiver Tavon Austin (ankle) will be a game-time decision for the Rams and safety T.J. McDonald (illness) is also questionable. The Seahawks were worried about left tackle Russell Okung (toe) early this week, but he’s probable. Wide receiver Percy Harvin (hip) and linebacker K.J. Wright (foot) have been ruled out.
Eagles at Cowboys
The Eagles have ruled out safety Colt Anderson (knee) and guard Julian Vandervelde (back). Safety Earl Wolff is questionable because of a knee injury. You may have heard that quarterback Tony Romo is out for the Cowboys after having back surgery and probably know that linebacker Sean Lee is out as well because of a neck injury. Defensive end DeMarcus Ware (elbow) is questionable, but says he’s playing, and wide receiver Dez Bryant (back) is probable.