Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee left Sunday’s blowout win over the Texans with an ankle injury.
Giants safety Landon Collins was unable to finish New York’s 34-29 loss to the Eagles because of an ankle injury.
Packers receiver Davante Adams was knocked from Green Bay’s 31-24 loss to the Panthers with a concussion after an illegal crackback block by Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis.
Cardinals receiver Brittan Golden fractured his arm during Arizona’s 20-15 loss in Washington.
Steelers receiver Antonio Brown left Sunday’s 27-24 loss to the Patriots in the second quarter with a calf injury and could miss the remainder of the regular season.
Star offensive linemen were injured in Sunday night’s Cowboys-Raiders game. Dallas’ Tyron Smith (knee sprain) and Oakland’s Donald Penn (foot) were ruled out of a 20-17 Cowboys win.
Injuries: Titans RB DeMarco Murray was ruled out again with a sprained knee. The Patriots’ issues seem to run a bit deeper. RBs James White (ankle) and Rex Burkhead (knee) missed the final two games of the regular season and are both listed as questionable. RB Mike Gillislee (knee) is also up in the air after missing most of the season’s second half, but WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) was removed from the injury report and could play for just the second time since Week 8. TE Rob Gronkowski, who missed last year’s Super Bowl march, is full speed ahead.
Patriot nay? This game almost feels like a sidebar given the drama that’s enveloped New England in the wake of ESPN’s explosive report alleging dysfunction among owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady in recent months. Spygate didn’t keep the Patriots from going 16-0 in the regular season or reaching the Super Bowl in 2007, and Deflategate didn’t derail their bid for a fourth championship during the 2014 playoffs (or a fifth in 2016 when Brady finally served his four-game suspension). Maybe New England now has its latest rallying cry, but this feels a bit different giving the divisive forces are allegedly internal this time around (though the Patriots have predictably tried to shoot down any notion of organizational strife).
Brady hunch: The ESPN story also floated the notion that Brady’s long-awaited decline may have begun. The 40-year-old’s case as the Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale greatest quarterback in NFL history is essentially airtight at this point. But he NFL Jerseys Outlet didn’t look like himself in December, when his less-than-stellar play (6 TDs, 5 INTs, 81.6 QB rating) may have cost him a third league MVP award.