The divisional playoffs have arrived in the NFL with four of the season’s most intriguing games. Most teams struggle with injuries, but players should be hit hard if they miss a game this time of year.
The Cincinnati Bengals are the only team seriously concerned about two more serious injuries in the offensive line, which means three of the starting five will not come out on Sunday. As for the rest of the remaining teams, injury reports are as sparse as can be at the end of the season.
Here’s the final divisional round injury report (all odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook).
New York Giants – Philadelphia Eagles (-7.5)
- Giants: Aziz Ojulari (ATV) QUESTION
- Eagles: Avonte Maddox (sock) KNOCKS OUT
Ojulari has signaled he will try to play for the Giants, but on Saturday night, New York will find out how effective he is. The Giants are otherwise healthy ahead of the playoff game.
The Eagles didn’t have Jalen Hurts on the injury report all week, so he’s fine. Maddox is the only starter to miss the game with a toe injury that has kept him out of action since week 16.
Cincinnati Bengals – Buffalo Bills (-5.5)
- Bengals: G Alex Kappa (ankle), T John Williams (knee) OUT; CB Tre Flowers (hamstring) questionable
- Accounts: NT Jordan Phillips (shoulder), DE DaQuan Jones (calves) TBD
No wonder the Bengals don’t have Kappa (starting right back) and Williams (starting left tackle), as both were considered weekly. Cincinnati will lose both their starting tackles and starting right-back, and Williams’ Jackson Karman and Hakim Adenidji are expected to launch a right tackle for Lael Collins, who is on injured reserve. Max Sharping starts for Kappa.
Jones and Phillips have been capped and their status will be decided during the game. Jordan Poyer (knee) was not listed on the injury report and was a full member on Friday.
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers (-4)
- Cowboys: T Jason Peters (thigh) OUT; S Jaron Kears (knee) QUESTION
- 49ers: QB Jimmy Garoppolo (foot), CB Embry Thomas (ankle) OUT
Dallas had a pass on Friday, but Peters still won’t play this week. Tyler Smith is expected to return to left tackle and Connor McGovern to move to left back when Smith moves. Tyrone Smith will play with a right tackle. Kears says he “plays 100%.”
The 49ers don’t have questionable players on Sunday as it’s the healthiest they’ve been in weeks. Thomas is a valuable depth figure at cornerback, but he also hasn’t been training all week.