We’ve reached Week 12 of the 2021 NFL season, and injuries will play a role in a number of critical games this weekend. Due to the three-game Thanksgiving slate, there are fewer games on Sunday, but there are still a number of injury bulletins to keep in mind heading into the weekend.
Let this be your center for understanding who is in, who is out, and whose status is still up in the air as teams send in their last injury reports of the week leading up to kickoff. Every injury report and explanation of what it all means for Week 12 can be found below.
Seven starters for the Titans have been declared out or are questionable for Sunday’s game. The No. 1 seed in the AFC is dealing with a slew of injuries, and the most prominent name on their injury list this week has to be Brown, who has been ruled out with a chest issue. He didn’t practice all week, and his absence will be exacerbated by the fact that Julio Jones is still on injured reserve. When the Titans were without Brown and Jones earlier this season, they lost to the Jets, and now Ryan Tannehill doesn’t have Derrick Henry to work with.
The Patriots had nine doubtful players on their roster, but all of them were at least limited participants at practice on Friday.
New England is riding a three-game winning run, thanks in large part to their ground game, and it’s worth noting that both Harris and Stevenson are nursing ailments. The tight end position is the same way, as both Henry and Smith were limited in practice all week due to neck and shoulder issues, respectively.
Patterson was restricted in practice last week as well, and he didn’t play against the New England Patriots on Thursday night. He was also restricted during the week. In the backfield, the Falcons will be left with Mike Davis, Qadree Ollison, and Wayne Gallman if he misses the game. Jones’ practice status was downgraded on Friday, which is never a good indication. He’s crucial to Atlanta’s coverage in the center of the field, which might be a problem against Dan Arnold, who has been highly engaged for the Jaguars recently.
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