Just like in the regular season Percy Harvin’s return to the field in the postseason was short lived as Harvin will not be playing against San Francisco this weekend.
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.
The New Orleans Saints have lost a few players to injured reserve over the course of the season, but right now, they’re looking extremely healthy for those still on the active roster. With all 53 players at practice and some new methods implemented by coach Sean Payton, the Saints are as ready as they’ll ever be.
Andrew Luck showed last week that he takes advantage of just about every single offensive weapon that he has at his disposal, and gets the most out of his players. If one of those key components is missing, the whole machine could come to a screeching halt.
The New Orleans Saints are ready to head to Philadelphia, face the Eagles, battle the cold, and forget about their road woes. They are looking healthier than they have this entire season and have an injury list that is extremely short, but there is one big name that sits on it.
The Cincinnati Bengals had an unexpectedly successful season with an AFC North crown and a trip to the playoffs. Now, they’re facing off with a San Diego Chargers team they beat just a few weeks ago, but they may be facing them without a number of players.
The Indianapolis Colts are heading into the playoffs with a rather lengthy injury report, and there are indeed a number of big names listed on it. The good news is that most of the names are listed simply as precautionary measures and not for serious reasons.
The Green Bay Packers have had trouble stopping the 49ers in their last two meetings. Now they have to try and beat them in the playoffs while facing injury issues on defense.
The Philadelphia Eagles will need their defensive secondary to be on their toes this weekend with Drew Brees leading the New Orleans Saints in to town with a monster of a passing offense. Fortunately for the Eagles, the defensive backfield is getting healthier in time for the playoffs.
After a big time battle against the New York Jets, the Ravens quickly turn their attention to the division Pittsburgh Steelers. With the short week to recuperate, it’s easy to believe that Baltimore will be limping onto the field on Thursday. But that doesn’t appear to be the case as the Ravens seem to be healthier than they’ve been all season.
The defending Super Bowl champions are coming off of the worst loss of the season even though it was by a mere six points. With the loss to the Browns now behind them, Baltimore has to play harder and those filling in have to step it up as the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals come to town.
The Ravens have had a case of the injury bug since 2012. With Baltimore approaching the second quarter of the regular season, getting healthy is crucial if they hope to keep pace with the Cincinnati Bengals. Lucky for them, Ray Rice appears to be getting healthy.