Tom Brady is 2-5 in games at Denver and the Patriots' offense is running low on offensive weapons. Can they keep the streak going? Three teams that look playoff worthy? The Seahawks, Texans and ... Bucs.
Can Big Ben and the Steelers keep pace with the division-leading Bengals? They'll have to get past the Seahawks -- in Seattle. Will Brock Osweiler give the Broncos a fighting chance against the 10-0 Patriots?
Bradford (concussion/shoulder) is listed as inactive Thursday at Detroit, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Although Bradford took part in a pregame warmup to test out his shoulder, he won't start and, in fact, not even suit up, missing his second consecutive contest. The Eagles will instead turn to Mark Sanchez under center.
Ertz (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest at Detroit.
With only three days to recover from a concussion suffered Sunday versus the Buccaneers, Ertz was able to progress to a limited showing in Wednesday's practice, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. However, he was unable to complete all phases of the league's protocol for head injuries. His next opportunity to suit up arrives on Dec. 6 in New England.
Mathews (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Detroit.
Mathews has made little progress in his quest through the concussion protocol, leaving the Eagles to trust in DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles, and, to a lesser extent, Kenjon Barner out of the backfield. His next chance to take the field arrives on Dec. 6 at New England.
Adams (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.
Adams may miss his second game in a row due to a lingering ankle injury. The 34-year-old did not practice on Wednesday or Thursday, so it seems unlikely he'll make it on the field Sunday. If he is out, look for Colt Anderson to pick up the start in his place.
Davis suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's game against the Falcons and is doubtful to return.
The severity of the injury is still unknown, but it's not a promising sign for Colts' fans that Davis is likely done for the day. With Davis on the sidelines look for Darius Butler to finish out the game at corner.
Gore (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
After missing Wednesday's practice, Gore returned as a full participant both Thursday and Friday. While seemingly not in any danger of missing the game, he will have to contend with a Tampa Bay run defense that has played at an elite level since a Week 6 bye. Of course, with Matt Hasselbeck under center, the Colts may still try to establish their running game from the get-go.
Luck (abdomen/kidney) expects he'll be able to play again this season. "Yeah, very confident. Very confident I'll be able to return," he told TV 4 WTTV in Indianapolis.
Luck made the comments in his first media availability since suffering a lacerated kidney and torn abdominal muscle Nov. 8. Luck says he's picked up his activity, but gave no timetable for when he may be able to return to practice. While Luck's comments are encouraging, there's always a risk he could be shut down if the Colts fall out of the playoff race.
Smith has been activated from the Colts' injured reserve/designated to return list.
Smith returns to the Colts' active roster after a knee injury ruled him out for the first half of this season. The rookie third-rounder is expected to add solid depth to the Colts' secondary, potentially vying for their nickel role in the coming weeks.
Toler, who has been out since late August with a neck issue, is back in action Thursday, but a wait-and-see approach is in order from an IDP perspective until he gets a full game in. Toler recorded 57 tackles and two picks in 15 contests for the Colts last season.