NFL Betting: Week 14 Injury Updates
The Arizona Cardinals have won four of their last five games and are in the middle of the NFC playoff picture thanks to some inspired play on both sides of the ball.
This week, at 5Dimes, they're laying -7 points in an NFC West showdown with the St. Louis Rams, and just to win they will have to overcome a couple injuries to a pair of big-play offensive weapons, wide receiver Michael Floyd and running back Andre Ellington.
Floyd was dealing with a sore shoulder when he injured his ankle last week in Philadelphia against the Eagles, while Ellington has been dealing with a knee injury and missed last week's game. Both players' status is unknown headed into Sunday's contest.
Meanwhile, New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley was back in action and should be in uniform and available to play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. Kerley, who leads the Jets with 28 receptions even after missing four games, dislocated his left elbow against the New Orleans Saints on November 3. Also for the Jets, receiver Santonio Holmes (hamstring), tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. (knee), cornerback Antonio Cromartie (hip), and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist) have all been limited in practice all week, but are all expected to play. The Jets are -1.5 against Oakland.
The Green Bay Packers are still dealing with the absence of 2011 NFL MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who has missed a month with a broken left collarbone. While his status for Sunday is considered questionable, it's highly unlikely he will see action against the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers are 0-4-1 since Rodgers got hurt. The Packers have to win their last four games, and will need help from whoever Detroit and Chicago are playing, if they hope to have any chance for the postseason.
Finally, on Monday night, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and linebacker Lance Briggs will be out against the Dallas Cowboys, who are expected to welcome back linebacker Sean Lee, who has missed two games with a hamstring injury. The game is currently a pick.