It’s Championship Sunday folks! The final four teams in the NFL will square off for the right to play in Dallas for Super Bowl XLV. Both games should be very good, and interesting to say the least. The Bears and Packers renew their hated rivalry Sunday at Soldier Field, while the Steelers and Jets continue their new rivalry at Heinz Field. Here is the Championship injury report.
Packers @ Bears
Green Bay Packers
Linebacker AJ Hawk has a bruised knee, but participated in practice all week. He will play Sunday for the Packers. Outside linebacker Eric Walden has a shoulder injury. Like Hawk, Walden is expected to play if he is called on. The Packers have a few probables on their list, including Walden and Hawk. Joining them on the list are play makers Charles Woodson and Clay Matthews. Don’t worry Packer fans, they both will play. Fullback and fan favorite John
Kuhn who has been bugged with a bad shoulder will also play. Defensive end Cullen Jenkins will play as well as tackle Chad Clifton. The Packers could be without backup center Jason Spitz, who is questionable with a calf injury.
The Bears have been the healthiest team all season long in the NFL. They haven’t had more than five players on their injury report all season. Something that’s benefited them quite well. This week, it’s nothing different. The only player on the injury report for the Bears is safety Chris Harris. Harris has a hip pointer and hasn’t practiced all week. But he says he “will do whatever it takes” to play on Sunday. I expect Harris to play, and play at almost full strength.
Jets @ Steelers
New York Jets
Defensive end Jason Taylor missed practice on Wednesday with a concussion suffered Sunday against New England. Taylor practiced Thursday and there is no doubt he will play Sunday. Corner backs Drew Coleman and Darelle Revis were limited in practice all week, but will play Sunday. Revis has been bothered by a hamstring injury which could play a factor in Sundays game. Mark Sanchez (shoulder), Antonio Cromartie (groin), and Santonio Holmes (quad) all fully participated in practice all week.
WR Arnaz Battle (illness), S Troy Polamalu (Achillies), CB Bryant McFaddden (abdomen) and S Will Allen (Knee) all missed some practice time during the week. McFadden and Allen are the only ones to have concern, as they will most likely be game-time decisions. Missing them could mean trouble for the Steelers secondary.
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