Week 10 in the NFL is now upon us and it seems like injuries are starting to disrupt nearly every organisation, with some of the sport’s biggest names ruled out this weekend.
Miami’s 22-10 success over Baltimore Ravens got this week’s fixtures underway, and that in itself was a shock, with the Dolphins unable to live up to their pre-season hype.
Sunday could follow suit, with a host of first-team stars set to watch on from home or the sidelines, but in one game, two of the sport’s very best will do battle.
The Green Bay Packers will face Seattle Seahawks on Sunday (Packers 4/7, Seahawks 7/5 – Money Line), with Aaron Rodgers back after missing last weekend due to a positive Covid-19 test. Green Bay had won seven games in a row before he missed last week’s defeat to the Chiefs.
On the opposite side of the field, Russell Wilson should start for the Seahawks after missing several weeks due to an injured finger.
While it looks like good news for Wilson and Rodgers, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will miss the game against Detroit Lions after testing positive for Covid-19 (Steelers 2/5, Lions 2/1 – Money Line).
Mason Rudolph will now start the match as the Steelers try to win their fifth straight game.
Arizona Cardinals’ match against the Carolina Panthers could go either way, with both teams struggling with injuries (Cardinals 2/9, Panthers 17/5 – Money Line).
The Cardinals are without QB Kyler Murray, while wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is also set to watch from the stands due to a hamstring injury.
Panthers QB Sam Darnold is injured and appears to be on his way out of the NFL after a poor few weeks, with Cam Newton now back in his former stomping ground. However, there’s no need to get carried away, reports suggest he will only feature sparingly on Sunday.
The Tennessee Titans will be without wide receiver Julio Jones for the next few weeks due to a hamstring injury, while fellow wideout Robert Woods will miss the rest of the season for the Los Angeles Rams.
Odell Beckham Jr signed for the Rams last week, and that now looks like a shrewd move ahead of Monday’s meeting against the San Fransisco 49ers (Money Line – 49ers 6/4, Rams 8/15).