No players are questionable, doubtful, or out in advance of Super Bowl LIII

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Injuries may not be an excuse for the team that loses Super Bowl LIII.

Both the Patriots and Rams have issued final injury reports with participation labels applied to any players, meaning that all players on the 53-man roster will be available to play in the NFL’s championship game. Ultimately, 46 players per team will have uniforms hanging in their lockers on Sunday, and the 14 total players who are inactive will be healthy scratches.

The biggest question mark in the days preceding the game had applied to Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein, who had been dealing with a foot injury. Along with the rest of his teammates, Zuerlein is good to go.

That said, injuries can happen during the game — obviously. Moreover, there continues to be a nagging sense that Rams running back Todd Gurley has a knee issue that is being deliberately downplayed.

Regardless of whether Gurley or anyone else is secretly dinged up, the official statement from both teams is that all of their players are good to go when the game begins in little more than 48 hours.

20 responses to “No players are questionable, doubtful, or out in advance of Super Bowl LIII

  1. Super Bowl Prediction time.

    Rams 26
    Patriots 20

    With all the questions about Gurley it will be one of the Patriots running backs who exits early in this one. MVP to Gurley.

  2. If Gurley is close to 100%, New England is going to lose. If Gurley really nursing an injury, it’s going to be a very tight game, with the slightest of edges going to Los Angeles. The Rams have an overwhelming advantage in talent, while this is the weakest Patriots Super Bowl team during the Belichick Brady years.

  3. You must not be very old then. 2011 was easily the Patriots least talented super bowl team. They had Julian Edelman and Matthew Slater starting games in the secondary that year.

  4. “I’m on the doubtful watching list.
    Per multiple sources, my interest in this game is officially listed as: OUT.”

    Lolz yet you 2 guys are still reading the SB articles and posting here. Who are you kiddin’ you’ll be watching

  5. linollieum says:
    February 1, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    You must not be very old then. 2011 was easily the Patriots least talented super bowl team. They had Julian Edelman and Matthew Slater starting games in the secondary that year.

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    For a Patriots fan, you don’t know your history that well. That 2011 team had several Pro Bowlers on defense, guys like Vince Wilfork and Andre Carter, and some pretty good players who didn’t get the accolades they deserved, like Mayo, and Ninkovich. The current Patriots defense has only one Pro Bowl selection in Gilmore. Supporting players? The core of the Patriots defense was the same one that got its ass kicked by Foles, with very little in the way of personnel improvement.

    It’s a testament of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady that the team got as far as it did. They’re well-coached, and though depleted at WR and TE (Gronk is a shell of what he was in the past), there’s Brady to bail them out.

  6. No players out? That isn’t really correct – Patriots lost 11 guys to IR including probable starters Rowe and (1st rd rookie) Wynn, and Rams have lost 8 to IR including of course Cooper-Kupp.

  7. zonkerharris213 says:
    February 1, 2019 at 7:13 pm
    For a Patriots fan, you don’t know your history that well. That 2011 team had several Pro Bowlers…
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    Actually many sources consider the 2011 Pats roster the weakest of the 9 to reach the SB in the Brady era. That isn’t to say they were bad! We’re talking about the difference between great and greater. They started 5-3 and this was the first year haters started crying “dynasty is over”. Brady however went on to have a phenomenal year (5235yds) and carried them with the help of fantastic seasons by Welker and Gronk. But they also had the worst D (well 31st).

  8. This is the first SB I’m actually nervous before. Our defense better show up or Gurley and CJ will have a field day with them.

  9. I have always wanted to see the rule that only 46 players suit up for a game changed. I would like to see each team submit a number (46 or greater). The minimum of the two is the number of players that get to suit up. Maybe a player only plays 1 or 2 play but at least they got to play after working so hard all week.

  10. Both teams are dealing with injuries but their current rosters seem healthy. The Rams really miss Cooper Kupp and the Patriots have lost several players during the season. The great teams adapt, improvise and overcome.

  11. It is funny to see comments from people saying they won’t be watching the Super Bowl when they are reading and posting comments Friday night before the big game.
    I don’t have a dog in this fight, but am picking the Pats just to upset the haters. They are the definition of a team, other teams have had more individual talent, but Pats keep winning. I also want the Rams to take them to the wire with a hard fought game to upset all the haters who say they don’t belong because of one missed PI call. The Rams are good and should be back next year. I also have no use for Dan Snyder and am happy to see another of his Ex coaches doing well for another city.
    The race doesn’t go to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet.

  12. flipola says:
    February 1, 2019 at 5:30 pm
    Per multiple sources, my interest in this game is officially listed as: OUT.
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    Perhaps you can watch bowling on ESPN or soccer on univision.

    I love the NFL, even when the Patriots aren’t playing. But I am not sure why anyone would not want to see Tom Brady in perhaps his final Super Bowl. This is something you may never see again. When Brady finally hangs them up, you can bet I’ll be watching Super Bowls with Mahomes, Mayfield, Watson, or even Lawrence down the road.

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