The 13th week of the 2023 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Cowboys and it will continue with 11 more games on Sunday, which means that the 22 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.
The Bengals and Jaguars play on Monday and their final injury reports will be released on Saturday.
Chargers at Patriots
Chargers WR Keenan Allen (quad) returned for a limited practice on Friday before drawing a questionable tag for Sunday. T Trey Pipkins (wrist) is also questionable. OL Zack Bailey (back), DB Ja’Sir Taylor (illness), TE Nick Vannett (concussion), and S JT Woods (illness) have been ruled out.
The Patriots ruled out WR Kayshon Boutte (shoulder, illness) and WR Demario Douglas (concussion). LB Chris Board (back), T Trent Brown (ankle, chest), RB Ezekiel Elliott (thigh), OL Riley Reiff (knee), G Sidy Sow (ankle), and DL Deatrich Wise (shoulder) are considered questionable.
Lions at Saints
QB Hendon Hooker (knee) returned to Lions practice this week, but he won’t play on Sunday. LB Alex Anzalone (hand) is considered doubtful and G Jonah Jackson (ankle, wrist) carries a questionable tag into the weekend.
Saints WR Chris Olave (concussion), DE Cameron Jordan (ankle), K Blake Grupe (right groin), and C Erik McCoy (shoulder) are listed as questionable for Sunday’s home game. S Marcus Maye (shoulder), RB Kendre Miller (ankle), WR Rashid Shaheed (thigh), and LB Pete Werner (shoulder, oblique) have been ruled out.
Falcons at Jets
Falcons WR Mack Hollins (ankle) and CB Mike Hughes (hand) are considered questionable to play on Sunday.
The Jets expect to have T Mekhi Becton (ankle) back after missing one game. RB Israel Abanikanda (illness), RB Breece Hall (hamstring), G Wes Schweitzer (calf), TE Kenny Yeboah (hamstring), and RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) are listed as questionable. QB Aaron Rodgers (Achilles) returned to practice this week, but he won’t be playing on Sunday.
Cardinals at Steelers
Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon said that WR Hollywood Brown (heel) is trending in the right direction to play, but he’s officially tagged as questionable. CB Antonio Hamilton (groin), CB Starling Thomas (ankle), OL Elijah Wilkinson (neck), and WR Michael Wilson (shoulder) will not play. S Joey Blount (knee), TE Trey McBride (groin), WR Zach Pascal (personal), DL Kevin Strong (knee), and S Jalen Thompson (ribs) are listed as questionable.
Steelers S Minkah Fitzpatrick (hamstring) is off the injury report and ready to play after missing four games. DT Montravius Adams (ankle) is listed as questionable.
Colts at Titans
RB Jonathan Taylor (thumb) had surgery this week, but isn’t on injured reserve so the Colts ruled him out along with CB JuJu Brents (quad).
Titans QB Will Levis (ankle) is off the injury report. WR Treylon Burks (concussion) is listed as questionable to return to action.
Dolphins at Commanders
RB De’Von Achane (knee) and WR Tyreek Hill (ankle) have no injury designations for the Dolphins. T Terron Armstead (knee, quad), RB Chris Books (knee), OL Lester Cotton (illness), S Jevon Holland (knees), OL Robert Jones (knee), and T Kendall Lamm (back) make up their questionable group.
The Commanders will play without CB Emmanuel Forbes (elbow) and DE James Smith-Williams (hamstring). C Tyler Larsen (knee) is their only questionable player.
Broncos at Texans
WR Jerry Jeudy (groin) is off the Broncos injury report, which leaves CB Damarri Mathis (back) as their only player with an injury designation.
The Texans ruled out TE Dalton Schultz (hamstring). WR Tank Dell (calf), DT Sheldon Rankins (elbow), WR Noah Brown (knee), and LB Jake Hansen (hamstring, hand) are listed as questionable.
Panthers at Buccaneers
The Panthers ruled out TE Hayden Hurst (concussion) and S Vonn Bell (shoulder). TE Tommy Tremble (hip) is listed as doubtful while LB DJ Johnson (elbow), CB Troy Hill (hip), G Nash Jensen (back), LB Marquis Haynes Sr. (back), CB Jaycee Horn (hamstring), S Jeremy Chinn (quad), and EDGE Yetur Gross-Matos (hamstring) are listed as questionable.
Buccaneers LB Lavonte David (groin) and LB Devin White (foot) have been ruled out along with CB Jamel Dean (foot, ankle) and DL Mike Greene (calf). LB SirVocea Dennis (illness) has a doubtful tag and WR Chris Godwin (neck) is listed as questionable.
Browns at Rams
QB Joe Flacco is set to start for the Rams because Dorian Thompson-Robinson (concussion) has been ruled out. WR Marquise Goodwin (concussion) and CB Denzel Ward (shoulder) have also been ruled out. C Nick Harris (knee) is listed as questionable.
The Rams listed LB Michael Hoecht (knee) as questionable, but head coach Sean McVay said they expect him to play. DB Quentin Lake (hamstring) has been ruled out.
49ers at Eagles
DL Arik Armstead (foot) says he’s playing, but the 49ers listed him as questionable along with RB Jordan Mason (hamstring) and WR Ray-Ray McCloud (rib).
Eagles TE Dallas Goedert (forearm) returned to practice Friday, but he’s set to miss Sunday’s game after being listed as doubtful. DT Fletcher Cox (groin) and TE Grant Calcaterra (ankle) are questionable, but LB Zach Cunningham (hamstring) and S Justin Evans (knee) have been ruled out.
Chiefs at Packers
The Chiefs list RB Jerick McKinnon (groin) as questionable, but head coach Andy Reid indicated that he will play. LB Nick Bolton (wrist) will not come off injured reserve this weekend.
Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) will be inactive on Sunday night and CB Eric Stokes (hamstring) is listed as doubtful. WR Jayden Reed (chest), CB Jaire Alexander (shoulder), LB De’Vondre Campbell (neck), WR Dontayvion Wicks (knee), TE Josiah Deguara (hip), S Rudy Ford (biceps, groin), and CB Robert Rochell (calf) are all considered questionable.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin expressed optimism early this week about getting safety Minkah Fitzpatrick back for this weekend’s game against the Cardinals and it looks like there’s a good chance of that happening.
Fitzpatrick told reporters on Friday that he will be in the lineup on Sunday. Fitzpatrick has missed the last four Steelers games with a hamstring injury, but has been a full participant in practice all of this week.
It also looks like there’s a good chance of defensive lineman Montravius Adams returning this weekend. He’s been out with an ankle injury, but has joined Fitzpatrick as a full participant the last two days.
The Steelers’ full injury designations for Sunday will be released later on Friday.
With the Steelers hosting the Cardinals on Sunday, cornerback Patrick Peterson will take on his former teammate, quarterback Kyler Murray.
It won’t be the first time the longtime Arizona corner has played Murray, having seen him on the opposite side of the field in each of the last two seasons when Peterson was playing for Minnesota.
But Murray is now entering his fourth start returning from an ACL tear suffered last December.
Peterson told reporters this week that Murray is rounding into form.
“It looks like he’s starting to get back in his old ways,” Peterson said, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN. “[I]t looks like he’s starting to get back into his groove.”
Peterson added there’s “no question” that Murray is “definitely a unique talent.”
“He does a great job of creating extra time for his receivers down the field,” Peterson said. “He does a really, really good job of avoiding those free blitzes.
“We have to do a really good job of standing our feet because he is a little guy, so you can’t jump, you can’t go to for [a] pump fake. So we have to make sure that we stay grounded when we do have an opportunity to sack him in the pocket. So he has a very, very good deep ball. We know that they love, they love to boot him and to run that snake-post option. Kyler is one of a kind quarterback.”
In three starts, Murray has completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 719 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He’s also rushed for 86 yards with three TDs.
Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon offered an optimistic update on wide receiver Hollywood Brown’s outlook for Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh.
Brown has not practiced this week because of a heel injury, but Gannon said at his Friday press conference, via Bo Brack of PHNX Sports, that the receiver is “trending in the right direction” when it come to playing against the Steelers.
A formal injury designation will come later on Friday and questionable seems like the one Brown will carry into the weekend.
While Brown remains an option for the lineup this week, Gannon said wide receiver Michael Wilson (shoulder) will not be part of the offense. Cornerbacks Antonio Hamilton (groin) and Starling Thomas (ankle) have also been ruled out.
The NFL has finalized its Week 15 schedule, which includes three games on Saturday, December 16.
The games are Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals at 1:00 pm ET, Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts at 4:30 pm and Denver Broncos at Detroit Lions at 8:15 pm. All three games will air on NFL Network.
The league announced when the schedule came out that some games would be played on Saturday in Week 15, but this is the first time the NFL has specified which games they’ll be. The league waited until now to ensure that there would be three relevant and meaningful games to put in those broadcast windows.
Week 15 also has Chargers-Raiders on Thursday night, seven games early Sunday afternoon, three games late Sunday afternoon, Ravens-Jaguars on Sunday night and Eagles-Seahawks, which has just been flexed into Monday night.