It’s the week 16 NFL injuries report for fantasy football and football handicappers NFL predictions. Reports have Bill Cowher as the next coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which could prove to be a distraction.
Forget the Urban Meyer press conference. Let’s break down today’s betting notes.
Panthers vs. Giants
Carolina RB Jonathan Stewart is out. They are already without starting QB Jake Delhomme.
Jaguars vs. Patriots
New England TE Ty Warren is probable. DT Vince Wilfork is a game time decision. There is a 100 percent chance of rain at kickoff though it may die down in the third quarter.
Bills vs. Falcons
Buffalo is expected to start third-stringer Brian Brohm at QB. Ryan Fitzpatrick will warm up before the game before a final decision is made.
Buccaneers vs. Saints
DT Sedrick Ellis and SS Darren Sharper are probable for New Orleans. For Tampa, WR Antonio Bryant, WR Michael Clayton, C Jeff Faine, and RB Derrick Ward are all probable.
Rams vs. Cardinals
The Rams have 13 players out for the year including starting QB Marc Bulger.
Jets vs. Colts
Indianapolis will play their starters “as long as they need to get the win” says Stevie Vincent, Senior Handicapper at OffshoreInsiders.com However WRs Pierre Garcon and Anthonly Gonzalez are out.
Cowboys vs. Redskins
Despite his meltdown, DE Albert Haynesworth is expected to start for the Redskins.
Broncos vs. Eagles
The Eagles will get back running back Brian Westbrook. His playing time will be limited.
Lions vs. 49ers
Drew Stanton starts at QB for Detroit.
Chiefs vs. Bengals
There is a 79 percent percent chance of rain or snow at kickoff, though tempertures are expected to be a few degrees above freezing.
Raiders vs. Browns
Almost the same as Cincinnati weather, it’s an 81 percent percent chance of rain or snow at kickoff with temps around 35 degrees.
Seahawks vs. Packers
There is a 52 percent chance of snow at kickoff with tempertures 21 at kickoff rising as high as 27 in the fourth quarter.