Week 13 of the NFL is poised to have some of the biggest matchups of the season and could very well shape the playoff picture in both conferences going forward. Getting us started will be the Cowboys and Saints, who’ll open up Week 13 down in New Orleans for a matchup on Thursday night.
Naturally, every team is a little banged up this time of year and some clubs are more beat up than others. In this space, we’ll take stock of all the injuries throughout the NFL as the bulk of teams release their first injury reports of the week as they hit the practice field. We’ll also take a look at the final injury report for both Dallas and New Orleans leading up to their showdown on Thursday.
Here’s the first injury report from what is to be an exciting Week 13 in the NFL. All odds come courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.
Dallas Cowboys (-4.5) at New Orleans Saints
The Saints are making a quarterback change, as Taysom Hill is in line to take over for the struggling Trevor Siemian, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. He was listed on the injury report with a foot injury, but was a full participant all week and did not have an injury designation. The Saints will be without a couple defensive ends in Kpassagnon and Davenport on Thursday night, but the real news is that Kamara could return to the starting lineup. He’s missed the last three games with a knee injury, but was a limited participant all week and is listed as questionable. He may not have his starting offensive tackles to run behind, however, as Armstead and Ramczyk are questionable to play. Both missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday.
Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown did not practice again Wednesday due to his ankle injury, and Bruce Arians said he’s already doubtful to play this weekend. Joining him on the sideline were wide receiver Jaelon Darden (concussion), safety Mike Edwards (knee), defensive lineman William Gholston (wrist) and…