The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers head into the NFC divisional playoffs with distinct injuries. The Packers are playing with a hurt quarterback and the Cowboys head in a banged up defense. Here is the Cowboys vs. Packers injury report.
In the playoffs, it’s important for a team to have all their playmakers. That’s why earning a first-round bye, like the Denver Broncos did, can set a squad up for success.
The Indianapolis Colts face off against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional round with a healthy roster at just the right time.
The Green Bay Packers begin their playoff season against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at Lambeau Field and Aaron Rodgers will be a part of it. The MVP favorite quarterback has been nursing a strained calf to his left leg. The Packers list five players on their injury report and the Cowboys list 12 players on theirs.
The Carolina Panthers got through the Wild Card round of the playoffs and are now faced with the defending Super Bowl champions in the divisional round. Luckily, their injuries are nothing but a handful as everyone is needed for the match-up with the Seattle Seahawks.
We love the NFL because it’s mostly a meritocracy, which brings us to the divisional round, the top shelf of football delicacies.
The Ravens are a game away from the AFC Championship. Standing in their way are the New England Patriots. The Ravens have had success against them in the past, but both teams have changed a great deal since then.
It says something about a team when multiple coordinators are being coveted by opposing franchises for multiple years in a row. The Denver Broncos have lost a few along the way, and both Adam Gase and Jack Del Rio are currently hot commodities.
Some expect the Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Packers game to be a shootout between the NFL’s top rated passers. However, the Packers coach considers running back DeMarco Murray to be the difference.
Seattle must make the most of their home-field advantage against the Panthers.
If the Ravens are in the playoffs, chances are good that they’ll go up against the New England Patriots. That’s been the trend set by these two teams in recent years. Round 4 of the postseason battle will begin on Saturday with the victor receiving a ticket to the AFC Championship.
Two NFC East teams going in different directions will face off on Saturday, but there is still a lot to prove. The Philadelphia Eagles need to make sure they earn a spot in the playoffs. The Washington Redskins have a quarterback controversy that is getting more confusing each week. Steve Beuerlein of CBS Sports spoke on the game and troubles facing both teams.
More could be better for the NFL playoffs.
The 3 big names dealing with injuries heading into the NFC Championship Game could all play. The 49ers figure to have both Carlos Rogers and Will Tukuafu ready to go, while Seattle’s Percy Harvin is a big question mark and will remain so up until kickoff.
For those that want to attend the AFC Championship Game, making sure to purchase legitimate tickets is a big deal. Counterfeits are more popular all the time, especially as the playoffs arrive.
The news of the Seahawks restricting sales to this Sundays games to certain zip code has been met with mixed results. While some might not like it, it’s legal, and more importantly will not give Seattle’s any additional advantage. The only thing this move really does is add to the 49er fan base’s hatred of their division rival.
Sunday’s games are about more than just the talented quarterbacks.
It’s been a remarkable climb up the ladder this season for the Carolina Panthers’ head coach.
The Carolina Panthers were thrilled to get the first-round bye in the NFL playoffs because it meant one less game between them and the Super Bowl. They were also very grateful for it because it allowed a number of players to fully heal up.
When the San Diego Chargers went into Denver last month and beat the Broncos, no doubt some eyebrows were raised. Now, imagine if they do it again this Sunday.