CBS Sports' Dan Fouts: Colts Certainly Have A Plan For Watt Thursday NightFormer NFL quarterback Dan Fouts is now an analyst for CBS Sports and took some time to discuss three huge games that are coming up this weekend and their impact on the season.
Patriots Injury Report: Stork To Miss AFC Championship Game Against ColtsNew England's offensive line will need to step up its game without its starting center.
Green Bay Packers Inury Report: Rodgers, Lacy Probable For NFC Title GameThe Green Bay Packers listed both their starting quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) and running back (Eddie Lacy) on the injury report as limited participants in Thursday's practice. The team estimated that the two players would have been limited on Friday as well and gave both a probable chance to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in the NFC championship game. The Packers list four players on their injury report and the Seahawks list seven (two not injury related) on theirs.
Packers Ready For Rematch In SeattleThe Green Bay Packers played the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 as the first game of the season. This week, the Packers will look to avenge their 36-16 loss in the opener. Both teams are different teams than in that first meeting, but Bovada sees the Seahawks as 7.5 point favorites at home.
Injury Report: Rodgers Probable To Play Sunday For The PackersThe Green Bay Packers begin their playoff season against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at Lambeau Field and Aaron Rodgers will be a part of it. The MVP favorite quarterback has been nursing a strained calf to his left leg. The Packers list five players on their injury report and the Cowboys list 12 players on theirs.
Packers Look To Change Recent Playoff TrendThe Green Bay Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last three seasons since winning the Super Bowl. However, they have failed to get past the divisional round and have just one win in that time frame. The Packers want to change that fortunate this weekend. The last time the Packers and Dallas Cowboys played a playoff game at Lambeau Field was the famed Ice Bowl.
Bengals Need To Win Sunday To Shed "Playoff Losers" LabelThe Cincinnati Bengals haven't won an NFL playoff game since January 6, 1990. They beat the Houston Oilers—right there, that tells you it was a long time ago—by a 41-14 score in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs. Since then, the Bengals have lost all five postseason contests they've played in. That needs to change this weekend.
Blocked Kicks Are Reason For Concern For The Packers In the PlayoffsThe Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
Bye Week Will Help Rodgers Get Healthy For Packers Playoff RunThe Green Bay Packers do not have to play this Sunday. That is a good thing as quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be able to get some extra rest before the Packers begin their run toward the Super Bowl. They will host one of three teams in the Divisional Round. Their opponent will be determined by the outcome of the Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys game.
Five Things: Bears Vs. Cowboys Thursday Night RoundupThe Dallas Cowboys beat the Chicago Bears last night 41-28. Chicago scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make it look respectable, but a 21-0 third quarter for Dallas essentially sealed this one.
Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Matt Forte, DeMarco Murray And Tony RomoThese two teams meet tonight at Soldier Field in what should be a high-scoring game. There are plenty of fantasy points on the board here.
Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Dallas Cowboys At Chicago BearsThe Cowboys are 8-4, but if the season ended today they would not be in the playoffs. After Thursday’s visit to Chicago, they go to Philadelphia, host Indianapolis, and finish at Washington.