NFL Betting: Week 10 Injury Updates
When the schedule makers put together this week's NFL slate the last thing they'd imagine was the best quarterback on the field in the game between the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles wouldn't be Aaron Rodgers, or Michael Vick for that matter.
Instead, with Rodgers out due to a broken collarbone and Vick nursing a sore hamstring, the honor is bestowed upon Eagles quarterback Nick Foles, who tied a single-game record with seven touchdown passes last week when Philadelphia trounced the Oakland Raiders 49-20.
Any other week, it's quite evident the quarterback matchup would be decidedly in Green Bay's favor. The Packers even opened up as a 10-point favorite before it was revealed how severe Rodgers' injury was, and the game is now a pick at 5Dimes. Stepping in for Rodgers is backup Seneca Wallace, who makes his first start at quarterback since Jan. 1, 2012, when he was still with the Cleveland Browns.
In other injury news...
Atlanta receiver Roddy White stated this past week he feels better than he has all season, and assured the media he'll be playing Sunday when his struggling Falcons host the Seattle Seahawks. White has been plagued since the preseason by a sprained right ankle, and then aggravated things with a hamstring injury in Week 5. He's sat out the last three games, but said he feels he's fully recovered. Seattle is -5.
With a huge showdown against Cam Newton and the surprising Carolina Panthers brewing, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be happy to see wide receiver Mario Manningham make his season debut nearly 11 months after a serious left knee injury that required surgery. Also expected back for the Niners will be linebacker Aldon Smith following a five-game absence to undergo treatment for substance abuse. The 49ers are -7.
Houston running back Arian Foster has left each of the last two games in the first quarter with hamstring and back injuries, and there is no word whether or not he will suit up to play Sunday in Arizona, where the Cardinals are a 1-point favorite.