NFL Injury Update - Week 15
December 12, 2012
The injuries continue to pile up as the NFL regular season moves its way towards the start of the playoffs. There are a number of banged-up teams, but the following three injuries could have a direct impact on the postseason chances for three of them. The following is an update on their current playing status as well as lines for those games as provided by Pinnacle Sports.
The good news for Chicago is that it looks like quarterback Jay Cutler will be able to go this Sunday in a crucial NFC North showdown against Green Bay that will go a long way towards deciding that division title. Cutler inured his neck in last week’s loss to Minnesota. The bad news for the Bears, who host the Packers as 3-point underdogs, is that kicker Robbie Gould was lost for the season with a calf injury against the Vikings. The total for this Sunday’s game is set at 43.
The Cowboys are still in the thick of the NFC East title race at 7-6. They are tied with Washington and one game behind the Giants heading into this Sunday’s matchup against Pittsburgh in Big D. A big part of the passing game could be missing if Dez Bryant is unable to go. He severely injured his finger in last week’s dramatic victory over Cincinnati and remains day-to-day for Sunday. Right now, Bryant has plans to start against the Steelers but still needs to be cleared by his doctors. Dallas is currently a 1-point underdog with the total set at 44.
The Redskins are still waiting on word for whether or not quarterback Robert Griffin III will be able to go in Sunday’s game against Cleveland. He sprained a ligament in last Sunday’s win over Baltimore and, while not officially ruled out, appears to be doubtful for this game. With rookie Kirk Cousins slated to take his place, Pinnacle currently has this game listed as a PICK with the total line still OFF.
NFL Play of the Week
As mentioned, the 8-5 Giants' hold on the NFC East lead is tenuous at best so this Sunday’s trip to the Georgia Dome to face Atlanta almost becomes a must-win scenario. The Falcons are coming off an ugly 30-20 loss to Carolina as 3.5-point road favorites and are favored by a point for this Sunday’s game. At 11-2, Atlanta could almost afford another loss while New York cannot. This is the time of year for Tom Coughlin’s bunch to shine so stick with the Giants all the way in this one.