NFL Injuries: Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford Latest QBs To Go Down

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Written By Jeffrey Schreiber | Last Updated

Another week of football has been played, and NFL injuries are piling up. These injuries are already shifting odds at the best sports betting sites. Several big-name starters are forcing handicappers to scramble for news before betting Week 9 odds. More quarterbacks are in jeopardy of missing at least one week after sustaining injuries in Week 8. Notable players injured on Sunday include Vikings QB Kirk Cousins, Rams QB Matthew Stafford, and Steelers QB Kenny Pickett.

Keep reading to stay updated on the most significant injuries and which names are in jeopardy of missing Week 9. Scroll to compare spreads, moneylines, and totals across NFL betting apps, and use our Prop Finder Tool to find the best prices on player props.

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Here’s a roundup of the most notable NFL injuries to monitor before Week 9.

Atlanta Falcons

  • QB Desmond Ridder
  • DT Grady Jarrett
  • WR Drake London

After the game, London said he was “fine,” which hopefully is an encouraging sign. Arthur Smith told reporters that the Falcons were waiting on scans, and Jarrett’s was unavailable after the game. While he was ultimately cleared after being evaluated for a concussion, Ridder sat out the entire second half. It appears that the Falcons benched their starting QB. It remains to be determined who will start for the Falcons in Week 9.

Los Angeles Rams

  • QB Matthew Stafford

Quarterback Matthew Stafford was diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb, Rams coach Sean McVay announced Monday. Stafford is day-to-day, and the Rams will determine his availability for Sunday’s game in Green Bay as the week progresses. Stafford will have to see reduced swelling and be able to grip the ball to play.

Minnesota Vikings

  • QB Kirk Cousins

On Monday, Cousins and the Vikings were dealt a massive blow with an MRI confirming he tore his Achilles in Sunday’s victory over the Packers and will miss the remainder of the season. The team will determine the timeline and details of his upcoming surgery this week. Minnesota traded for Cardinals QB Josh Dobbs to try and salvage its season.

New England Patriots

  • WR DeVante Parker
  • WR Kendrick Bourne

The Patriots have lost their most productive pass catcher for the remainder of the season. Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne suffered a torn ACL during the team’s loss to the Dolphins on Sunday, per multiple reports.

New England first saw DeVante Parker exit the game in the third quarter when safety DeShon Elliott drilled the receiver. Parker was quickly ruled out after showing clear signs of a head injury.

New York Giants

  • QB Tyrod Taylor
  • TE Darren Waller

Quarterback Tyrod Taylor did not return against the Jets and was taken to Hackensack Medical Center for further examination after suffering an injury to his rib cage. The Giants announced Monday afternoon that Taylor has been discharged. Daniel Jones is projected to start at QB Week 9.

Tight end Darren Waller suffered a hamstring injury and was ruled out. His status for Week 9 remains undetermined.

New York Jets

  • C Conner McGovern
  • G Wes Schweitzer

Head coach Robert Saleh told reporters Monday that center Connor McGovern (knee) and guard Wes Schweitzer (calf) are being placed on injured reserve. Both will miss at least the next four games.

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • QB Kenny Pickett
  • S Minkah Fitzpatrick

Quarterback Kenny Pickett suffered a rib injury in Sunday’s 20-10 defeat to the Jacksonville Jaguars and did not return. Pickett (ribs) is a game-time decision for Thursday night’s game against the Titans, while All-Pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick (hamstring) has been ruled out, coach Mike Tomlin said Monday.

Philadelphia Eagles

  • DT Jalen Carter

Carter, the Eagles’ star rookie defensive tackle, left the game against the Commanders Sunday with a back injury and didn’t return. Head coach Nick Sirianni rarely comments about injuries or discusses when players might return, but he did seem optimistic about Carter. “Jalen feels better today, I’ll say that,” Sirianni said. “And again, we want to get him out in the field to see where he is, but he feels better today. That’s a tribute to him getting in here and getting treatment and our trainers.”

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