The New England Patriots do not have that bad of an injury report heading into Week 12. With a limited number of players they are monitoring, the Pats look to be in very good condition heading into their next game.
The Pats won in dramatic fashion in Week 11, defeating the New York Jets on Sunday via a punt return with just five seconds to go. The result has injected serious hopes into the Pats’ playoff aspirations. They enter Week 12 with a 6-4 record and a tough road game at Minnesota coming up on Thursday night.
The Patriots had six players on their injury report after practice on Monday. That’s not a bad total as it is common for teams to have more or even much more than ten players on their reports at this time of the season.
David Andrews is doubtful for Thursday
Of the six players that they listed, five were limited participants in practice. Only one was a non-participant, however, he is an important player. The Pats’ starting center, David Andrews, missed Monday’s practice. He has a thigh injury according to the report. He is doubtful for the game on Thursday according to his player profile at ESPN.
New England is in the ‘group of death’ in the NFL this season. From top to bottom, there isn’t a team without playoff aspirations. It’s possible that all four teams from the division make the post-season in the NFL’s fairly new three-wild-card system. At the top, Miami and Buffalo are among the Super Bowl favorites (source: bet365).
The Patriots will face the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday evening as the night-cap in an NFL triple header for the day. Game time is 8:20 PM ET with Minnesota hosting just days after their Week 11 fiasco against the Dallas Cowboys.