Week 8 of the 2020 NFL season obtained underway Thursday evening, when the visiting Falcons, led by Julio Jones‘ 137 receiving yards, defeated the Panthers in Charlotte, 25-17. Thursday evening’s recreation included a number of notable accidents. Falcons receiver Calvin Ridley suffered a foot harm through the second quarter and didn’t return to the sport. Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater momentarily left the sport after sustaining successful to his head/neck space firstly of the fourth quarter. Ridley acquired constructive information Thursday evening when X-rays have been adverse on his foot, in accordance with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport. Ridley may also endure an MRI to find out the severity of his harm.
There are a number of gamers to regulate so far as their standing for this weekend’s video games. Followers might be anxious to see if All-Professional receiver Michael Thomas, who hasn’t performed since Week 1, might be lively on Sunday after returning to apply in a restricted capability earlier this week. Colts followers are hoping for excellent news because it pertains to linebacker Darius Leonard, who returned to apply this week after lacking the crew’s final two video games with an injured groin. Cowboys followers might be monitoring the standing of quarterback Andy Dalton, who didn’t apply Wednesday or Thursday after struggling a concussion throughout final Sunday’s loss to Washington.
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Colts (-2.5) at Lions
Whereas they could be with out two offensive gamers, the Colts might be getting again linebacker Darius Leonard, who has missed the final two video games with a groin harm. Indianapolis’ protection allowed a mixed 59 factors within the two video games with out Leonard, a 2019 Professional Bowler and 2018 All-Professional. Extra accidents on the offensive line for the Lions as Decker suffered a shoulder harm in apply Thursday. He didn’t take part in Friday’s apply as Tyrell Crosby took reps with the primary crew. Halapoulivaati Vaitai will transfer to proper sort out if Decker is out.
The Vikings could also be with out working again Dalvin Cook dinner for Sunday’s recreation after Cook dinner was restricted by a groin harm throughout apply this week. Cook dinner rushed for 2 touchdowns when Minnesota confronted Inexperienced Bay again in Week 1. If Cook dinner cannot go, search for the Vikings to lean on Alexander Mattison, who has rushed for 245 yards and a rating this season whereas averaging 4.5 yards per carry. With Jones out, count on rookie A.J. Dillon to get significantly extra work on Sunday. Dillon, the 62nd total choose within the draft, rushed for 42 yards on 10 carries within the Packers’ final two video games.
- Patriots: CB Stephon Gilmore (knee), DB Kyle Dugger (ankle), DL Carl Davis (concussion), OL Justin Herron (ankle), WR N’Keal Harry (concussion), WR Julian Edelman (knee, IR) OUT; DL Lawrence Man (ankle), RB Damien Harris (ankle), DE John Simon (shoulder), OL Shaq Mason (calf), OL Joe Thuney (ankle), LB Shilique Calhoun (knee), DB J.C. Jackson (knee), TE Dalton Keene (knee) QUESTIONABLE
- Payments: G Cody Ford (knee), CB Josh Norman (hamstring) OUT; DT Vernon Butler (groin), DE Jerry Hughes (foot), S Micah Hyde (concussion), DT Quinton Jefferson (knee), CB Cam Lewis (wrist), LB Matt Milano (pec), G Brian Winters (knee) QUESTIONABLE
What number of ankle and knee accidents can the Patriots have? This can be a banged up crew heading into Sunday’s recreation in opposition to the Payments, however essentially the most important are the receiver accidents to Edelman and Harry. Edelman will reportedly be positioned on injured reserve. The Patriots will go along with Jakobi Meyers and Damiere Byrd because the beginning wideouts. Gilmore was downgraded on Saturday from questionable to out and didn’t journey to Buffalo. Jonathan Jones is listed behind Gilmore on the depth chart.
Ford could possibly be a giant loss for the offensive line, particularly if Winters is unavailable. Not having Norman should not be as a lot of a difficulty in a recreation the place the Patriots might be severely shorthanded at receiver. Hyde didn’t apply all week, whereas Butler didn’t apply Thursday and Friday after being restricted Wednesday. Hughes was a full participant Friday after being restricted on Thursday, so he appears extra possible than questionable. Jefferson was additionally a full participant on Friday after sitting out Thursday’s apply. Milano, who was restricted all through the week, was in a position to return to motion final Sunday and picked up a half-sack in opposition to the Jets.
Titans receiver A.J. Brown returned to apply Friday after lacking Thursday’s apply with a knee harm, and he is good to go after avoiding a ultimate harm tag. With Mixon lacking his second straight recreation, the Bengals will proceed to lean on veteran working bac Giovani Bernard, who tallied 96 all-purpose yards and a landing on 18 touches in final week’s loss to the Browns.
Trent Brown was eliminated kind the reserve/COVID-19 record for the Raiders, but it surely’s unsure if he’ll be capable of play Sunday. He was not given an harm designation. With Key being unlikely to play Sunday, David Irving might choose up these snaps at defensive finish. Edwards practiced all week, so there is a robust probability hell be capable of play for the primary time since Week 3. The Browns acquired excellent news Friday when go rusher Myles Garrett returned to apply after lacking the earlier two days with an ankle harm. Garrett is anticipated to obtain his regular workload on Sunday. With Hooper out, search for Baker Mayfield to lean extra on receivers Jarvis Landry (29 catches, 367 yards), Rashard Higgins (11 catches, two touchdowns), Harrison Bryant (12 receptions, three touchdowns), Donovan Peoples-Jones, tight finish David Njoku (seven catches, two touchdowns), and working again Kareem Hunt (16 catches, 4 landing receptions).
As if issues cannot worsen for the winless Jets, Sam Darnold might be with out his high two receivers. Denzel Mims and Braxton Berrios might be Darnold’s high two vast receivers Sunday with Perriman out and Crowder uncertain — Crowder did not apply Friday after being a restricted participant Thursday. Sergio Castillo was known as up final week to switch Ficken at kicker. With Watkins out, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will lean extra on tight finish Travis Kelce, receiver Tyreek Hill, receiver Mecole Hardman and working backs Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Le’Veon Bell in opposition to New York’s Twenty fifth-ranked scoring protection.
A small harm report for the Rams this week, as Higbee will miss his second straight recreation. Gerald Everett caught a landing in Higbee’s absence final week. Los Angeles is comparatively wholesome heading into this one. Shaheen, who has caught touchdowns in every of Miami’s final two video games, was restricted all through this week’s practices. DeVante Parker, the crew’s main receiver, will play on Sunday after he was restricted through the week with a groin harm.
The Steelers may have receiver Diontae Johnson on Sunday after he missed Wednesday’s apply with a again harm. Johnson scored two touchdowns in Pittsburgh’s Week 7 win over the Titans. Hilton, who missed final Sunday’s recreation, was restricted Thursday and Friday after lacking apply on Wednesday. Ingram, the Ravens’ second main rusher behind quarterback Lamar Jackson, didn’t apply all through the week. If Ingram cannot go, the Ravens’ working recreation will rely extra on Jackson (346 yards, two touchdowns) and working backs Gus Edwards (218 yards, one landing) and rookie J.Ok Dobbins (154 yards, two touchdowns).
Turner will miss one other recreation with a groin harm as Ryan Groy is in line for one more begin. King’s absence robs the Los Angeles secondary of a serious contributor, placing extra stress on the likes of Casey Hayward and Michael Davis, whereas presumably pushing Brandon Facyson into the lineup and/or including extra snaps for Nasir Adderley, Rayshawn Jenkins, and Jahleel Addae. If Bulaga, who was restricted in apply this week, cannot go, the Chargers will begin Trey Pipkins (that is if Norton can be out, since he’s No. 2 on the depth chart).
The Broncos canceled apply Friday morning following a constructive COVID-19 check end result. All of the accidents are an estimate, however Lindsay should nonetheless be cleared from the concussion protocol by Sunday with a view to play.
Thomas, regardless of being restricted on Thursday and Friday’s apply, will miss his sixth straight recreation. Jackson, an All-Professional security, was restricted on Wednesday and Thursday however was a full participant throughout Friday’s apply. Mack didn’t apply Wednesday and Thursday however was restricted on Friday. Patterson additionally sat out of the Bears’ first two practices earlier than being restricted on Friday. Bears WR Allen Robinson, who didn’t apply in preparation for Sunday’s recreation, was cleared from the concussion protocol on Saturday and now carries no harm designation.
The 49ers may need a couple of notable names at vast receiver lively in former first-round choose Kevin White and Dante Pettis with James uncertain. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan additionally mentioned working again Tevin Coleman might return from injured reserve this week and talked about his likelihood is higher of returning than tight finish Jordan Reed. With Raheem Mostert on injured reserve, Jerick McKinnon is anticipated to be the first ball service with JaMycal Hasty because the No. 2, if Coleman is not activated.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll mentioned Adams might be a game-time choice, signifying how banged up the Seahawks secondary is. D.J. Reed is scheduled to make his debut with the Seahawks, who seem more likely to line up Damarious Randall within the slot as a result of all of the accidents. The Seahawks are actually skinny at working again too. Hyde is much less more likely to play than Carson as he was set to be the No. 1 again this week, however Carson has a greater harm designation. Neither Carson nor Hyde practiced all week and Carroll mentioned he’ll take their statuses as much as recreation time. If Carson or Hyde cannot go, DeeJay Dallas would be the No. 1 again.
Cowboys at Eagles (-10.5)
Whereas it seems that there isn’t any state of affairs the place Dalton will begin Sunday’s recreation, Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy mentioned on Friday that if Dalton can apply Saturday, he might presumably sit behind Ben DiNucci because the No. 2 quarterback. Saturday got here and the Cowboys have determined to rule out Dalton. He will not backup DiNucci. Guard Zack Martin is nice to go after practising in full all week.
Essentially the most notable harm for the Eagles is Sanders, who did not apply all week with the knee harm. Philadelphia has a bye subsequent week so there was no cause to hurry Sanders again. Boston Scott and Corey Clement will take the vast majority of the snaps at working again. Lane Johnson practiced in full and was not given an harm designation, so he’ll play. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson wouldn’t point out if Jason Peters or Jordan Mailata will begin at left sort out. The Eagles are additionally anticipated to activate Dallas Goedert, Jalen Reagor, and Peters. They’re getting wholesome on the proper time.
Godwin had surgical procedure earlier this week to restore a fractured index determine. He is out, and might be changed by Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson this week, earlier than Antonio Brown is elevated to the lively roster in week 9.
Freeman was injured throughout final week’s loss to the Eagles and won’t be obtainable for this recreation. The Giants have Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis behind him, and Gallman ought to be anticipated to obtain the majority of the snaps Monday evening. Colbert will miss his third consecutive recreation with a shoulder harm. Board’s potential absence from the lineup is much less painful than it will have been a couple of weeks in the past, now that the Giants have all three of their high receivers wholesome.