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Brian Hoyer (concussion) is slated to start Sunday's game against the Saints.
Working in Hoyer's favor in Week 12 is that he'll take aim at a Saints' defense that has allowed a league-high 28 passing TDs to date, while giving up an average of 293.1 passing yards per game. On that front, only the Giants have allowed more (309.9) yardage in the air.
Andy Dalton (groin) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Dalton looks like a go Sunday and he'll carry a 20:5 TD:INT ratio into the weekend against a Rams team that has dropped three straight decisions by a combined tally of 74-44.
Teddy Bridgewater (left shoulder) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Atlanta.
Bridgewater missed one play after taking a hard it in last week's loss to the Packers, but was able to fully practice all week. He should be set to start Sunday's game at Atlanta.
The St. Louis Rams are preparing for Nick Foles to start Sunday's game in Cincinnati, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Case Keenum (concussion) hasn't cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, but he is listed as questionable. Whichever quarterback ends up starting for the Rams will be among the least attractive Week 12 options at his position. The team wants to see how Keenum feels Saturday, at which point a final decision could be made.
Case Keenum (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Cincinnati, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
According to Wagoner, the St. Louis Rams are preparing for Nick Foles to start, as Keenum still hasn't cleared the NFL's concussion protocol. However, there is some chance Keenum will be cleared by Sunday, in which case he'd likely have the opportunity to redeem himself from a disastrous Week 11 showing. The team could make a final decision Saturday.
Aaron Rodgers said he lost feeling in the fingers on his left hand during the second half of Thursday's loss to the Bears, ESPN.com reports.
Rodgers, who took a hard hit to his left elbow early in the third quarter, said after the game that two of his fingers still didn't have feeling. He didn't miss any snaps and also said that it shouldn't be an issue in future weeks. It sounds as if hand-offs were the biggest problem, but fortunately for the Green Bay Packers , Rodgers prepared for such a scenario earlier in the year by practicing back-handed hand-offs with his right hand.
Though Tyrod Taylor (right shoulder) was limited at practice this week, coach Rex Ryan said Friday that the QB is "ready to roll" for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
Taylor, who relayed earlier this week, that he "kind of jammed" up his right shoulder "a little bit" Monday night against the Patriots, increased his throwing at practice Friday to the point that Ryan signed off on the QB's Week 12 availability, confirming that Taylor is "good to go." With Taylor a little banged up and the Chiefs' D on something of a roll, it wouldn't surprise us, however, to see the Buffalo Bills employ a ground-heavy attack on the road this weekend.
Tony Romo will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a hairline fracture to his left clavicle Friday, Brandon George of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Romo's clavicle won't actually require surgery but he'll still need to sit out the rest of the season after sustaining the break during Thursday's loss to the Panthers. Matt Cassel will seemingly take over from here on out as the Dallas Cowboys fade out of playoff contention after Romo's second left clavicle injury in just a matter of months.
Aaron Rodgers completed 22/43 passes for one touchdown and one interception in Green Bay's 13-17 loss to the Bears.
Rodgers continued to struggle in a prime time game in Lambeau where you would normally expect him to put up impressive numbers. It was a rainy night in Green Bay, and the weather did lead to a number of drops from Packer receivers. Rodgers will look to get back on track when Green Bay travels to Detroit for another prime time game next Thursday.
Jay Cutler completed 19-of-31 passes for 200 yards, one touchdown, and no interceptions in Thursday's 17-13 win over the Packers.
Considering the rainy conditions that were present throughout the game, Cutler did well to avoid any major mistakes, though the Packers did come close to reeling in a couple of interceptions. In any event, after previously performing miserably for his career against the rival Packers, Cutler ended up outproducing Aaron Rodgers, and narrowly missed out on having a two-touchdown evening after Marquess Wilson was tackled at the half-yard line on a 20-yard second-quarter reception. Since missing the Chicago Bears ' Week 3 tilt in Seattle with a hamstring injury, Cutler has been fantastic, posting 12 touchdowns against four interceptions during that span to go along with a rushing score.