The NFL is down to its final four and Championship Sunday is right around the corner. Each of these teams has put the finishing touches on its on-field preparations for the AFC and NFC Championship games and is set to try and punch a ticket to Los Angeles for Super Bowl LVI. Of course, one of the consistent storylines that comes around every week revolves around injuries and this playoff slate is no different.
Below, you can find the final injury reports for all four remaining teams and can see which players have been given the green light to suit up along with those who are have been ruled out and still have their statuses in question.
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs (-7)
- Bengals: DE Cameron Sample (groin), WR Stanley Morgan (hamstring) DOUBTFUL; DT Josh Tupou (knee) QUESTIONABLE
- Chiefs: S Tyrann Mathieu (concussion), RB Darrel Williams (toe) QUESTIONABLE
Morgan is trending in the wrong direction as the Bengals wrapped up the week of practice. After practicing on a limited basis on Wednesday and Thursday, he missed the final session of the week due to a hamstring injury and is now doubtful to play in the AFC title game. Sample is also doubtful after not participating in practice all week. Tupou is officially questionable but was able to practice all week on a limited basis.
The Chiefs are relatively healthy heading into the AFC Championship, but Mathieu will be a big name worth watching as we get closer to kickoff. He is still in concussion protocol and is officially listed as questionable vs. Cincinnati. However, coach Andy Reid did display some optimism that Mathieu may be able to clear protocol before Sunday. Meanwhile, Williams was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday.
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams (-3.5)
- 49ers: LT Trent Williams (ankle), RB Jeff Wilson (ankle) QUESTIONABLE
- Rams: T Joseph Noteboom (chest) DOUBTFUL; WR Van Jefferson (knee), S Taylor Rapp (concussion) QUESTIONABLE
The 49ers kept their star tackle Williams off the practice field this week, but are listing him as questionable for the NFC Championship. Head coach Kyle Shanahan noted on Friday that Williams will be a game-time decision. Williams played all but one snap against the Packers in the divisional round.
The good news for the Rams is that Andrew Whitworth was not listed on the injury report and will play in the NFC Championship after missing the divisional round with a knee injury he suffered against the Cardinals the round prior. However, Jefferson is questionable with a knee injury after suffering the ailment against the Buccaneers last week. If Jefferson is held out, Ben Skowronek could see added snaps at receiver.