Football : NFL 2013/2014
Green Bay 4.12.13
Aaron Rodgers not ruled out for Sunday
The Green Bay Packers aren't ruling out Aaron Rodgers for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons even though the star quarterback hasn't yet been medically cleared to play since breaking his left collarbone a month ago. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that Rodgers will practice Wednesday in a limited fashion but that backup Matt Flynn would take the snaps with the starters.
Sean Lee to return for Cowboys
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said that middle linebacker Sean Lee will return to the lineup this week. Lee has been battling a hamstring problem that has kept him out the past two games. This is good news for a Cowboys defense that's been depleted due to injuries all season.
Browns sign Caleb Hanie
With Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell recovering from concussions, the Browns signed quarterback Caleb Hanie, who could start this week at New England. Campbell sustained a concussion last week against Pittsburgh. He has been cleared for football activities but not practice. Weeden was diagnosed with a concussion following the loss to the Jaguars and is following the NFL's program for head injuries. Alex Tanney backed up Weeden on Sunday.
Green Bay 2.12.13
Aaron Rodgers could sit for season
Aaron Rodgers' return to practice last week, even for only light work, suggests he has a decent or better chance of playing next weekend against the Atlanta Falcons. Since Rodgers broke his collarbone in Week 8, the Packers have been in a freefall, losing four games and tying one to fall to a record of 5-1-6 and putting them on the cusp of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Meanwhile, it's possible the Packers will sit down Rodgers for the rest of the season and if that's the case, Green Bay would be lucky to win another game this campaign.
Derek Wolfe hospitalized
The Denver Broncos will be without defensive end Derek Wolfe for Sunday's clash at Kansas City. The team announced Saturday that Wolfe has been downgraded to out after becoming ill on Friday's team bus ride to Denver International Airport. "After the club's medical staff examined him, he was taken to the hospital by ambulance for testing and observation," the Broncos said in a statement. "At this time, Wolfe is continuing to be evaluated by doctors to determine the cause of his symptoms." Wolfe has started each of the Broncos' first 11 games this season, registering four sacks and 16 tackles.
Dunbar to miss rest of season
Dallas Cowboys running back Lance Dunbar, who had a career-high 82 rushing yards in Thursday's win over the Oakland Raiders, will likely miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. The official injury diagnosis is a torn posterior lateral corner that needs to be repaired. With Dunbar sidelined, Joseph Randle and Phillip Tanner will get more playing time behind starter DeMarco Murray.
NY Giants 30.11.13
Pierre-Paul out for Sunday
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has been ruled out for Sunday's clash with Washington after missing practice all week with a shoulder injury. Cornerback Trumaine McBride (groin) and running back Brandon Jacobs (knee) have also been ruled out after they missed practice throughout the week. Pierre-Paul, McBride and Jacobs were all injured in last week's loss to Dallas that halted the Giants' four-game winning streak. Cornerback Corey Webster also will be unavailable against Washington due to an ankle injury that has sidelined him since Oct. 27.
Houston out, Hali questionable
The Kansas City Chiefs will be without Justin Houston against the Denver Broncos, while fellow outside linebacker Tamba Hali is listed as questionable. Houston dislocated his right elbow during the last week's home loss to San Diego, an injury that is likely to sideline him for multiple weeks. Hali suffered a mild sprain to his right ankle in the game, but put in a limited practice for a second consecutive day on Friday. The duo has combined for 20 sacks through Kansas City's first 11 games, with Houston having recorded 11 and Hali 9.
Two offensive line starters, right guard Jon Asamoah and right tackle Eric Fisher, were also declared questionable due to shoulder injuries, but both were able to practice on a limited basis during the week. Defensive end Mike DeVito, who sat out the San Diego game with a sprained knee, is uncertain to return.
|1||New Engl.||75.0||9-0-3 (12)|
|3||NY Jets||41.7||5-0-7 (12)|
|3||San Diego||41.7||5-0-7 (12)|
|3||NY Giants||41.7||5-0-7 (12)|
|3||Green Bay||45.8||5-1-6 (12)|
|2||New Orl.||75.0||9-0-3 (12)|
|2||San Fran.||66.7||8-0-4 (12)|
|4||St. Louis||41.7||5-0-7 (12)|
|5.12||Jackson. - Houston||27:20|
|2.12||Seattle - New Orl.||34:7|
|1.12||Buffalo - Atlanta||31:34|
|1.12||Cleveland - Jackson.||28:32|
|1.12||Houston - New Engl.||31:34|
|1.12||Indianap. - Tennesee||22:14|
|1.12||Kansas - Denver||28:35|
|1.12||NY Jets - Miami||3:23|
|1.12||San Diego - Cincinati||10:17|
|1.12||Carolina - Tampa||27:6|
|1.12||Minnesota - Chicago||23:20|
|1.12||Philadel. - Arizona||24:21|
|1.12||San Fran. - St. Louis||23:13|
|1.12||Washing. - NY Giants||17:24|
|28.11||Baltimore - Pittsburgh||22:20|
|28.11||Dallas - Oakland||31:24|
|home wins||60 %|
|away wins||40 %|
League format : Football : NFL 2013/2014
Teams are divided into two conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). As of 2002, each conference is further divided into 4 divisions. Each team play 16 games during regular season. Six teams from each of the league's two conferences will qualify for the NFL Playoffs. Each of the 4 division winners is seeded 1–4 based on their records. The two wildcard teams (non-division champions with the conference's best winning percentages) are seeded 5th and 6th.
In the first round of the playoffs (Wild Card Playoffs), the 3rd-seeded hosts the 6th seed, and the 4th seed hosts the 5th. The two winners play against 1st and 2nd-seeded teams in Divisional Playoff. The two surviving teams from the Divisional Playoff games meet in Conference Championship games, with the winners of those contests going on to face one another in the Super Bowl.
Each round of the playoffs is "re-seeded" - the highest surviving seed always hosts the lowest surviving seed, the second-highest hosts the second-lowest, etc.