Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) breaks a tackle from Atalanta Falcons safety William Moore (25) during the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Saints vs. Panthers Week 14 Injury Report

This week’s Sunday Night Football game is one of the most highly anticipated of the season, as the New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers will square off in the Superdome for a rivalry game with plenty of playoff implications. Both of these teams will play their two meetings towards the end of the season with a whole lot on the line, as these two games will decide the NFC South crown and potential playoff byes. The Saints aren’t going to follow up last week’s dud on Monday Night Football against the Seattle Seahawks with another dud at home, on a national stage, and in another vital game. Below are the injury reports for both teams.

New Orleans Saints

Questionable

DT Brodrick Bunkley (ankle)

S Rafael Bush (ankle)

RT Zach Strief (ankle)- He’s expected to play after getting in two practice sessions this week, and his health is crucial against Charles Johnson, who will be making his return to the Panthers lineup after missing the past couple of games with an MCL sprain.

DE Glenn Foster (knee)

LB Keyunta Dawson (calf)

Carolina Panthers

Out

G Chris Scott (knee)

Doubtful

LB Jordan Senn (hamstring)

Probable

G Travelle Wharton (not injury related)

RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle)- He’s going to play tomorrow, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see both Mike Tolbert and DeAngelo Williams make it a two-headed horse at RB instead of a three-headed one.

RB DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps)- Williams is locked in for tomorrow night’s big game after missing last week’s game with an aggravated quad injury.

DT Dwan Edwards (not injury related)

LT Jordan Gross (not injury related)

RB Mike Tolbert (knee)- He’s practiced all week, so there’s no chance he’ll miss tomorrow’s game.

TE Ben Hartstock (knee)- Maybe the best blocking TE in the NFL.

OT Nate Chandler (knee)

DE Charles Johnson (knee)- Johnson is back and in business, and both Drew Brees and Zach Strief had better be on top of their games. Look for the Saints to use plenty of screens with Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas to keep the Panthers front seven honest.

Tags: Brodrick Bunkley Carolina Panthers Charles Johnson Chris Scott DeAngelo Williams Injury Report Jonathan Stewart Jordan Senn Mike Tolbert New Orleans Saints Zach Strief

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