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The Friday 5: December 29th

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Trevor Lawrence

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence will miss his first NFL game, as he is dealing with a sprained right AC joint. The shoulder injury happened last week in the Jags loss to the Buccaneers. 

The Jaguars (8-7) are in the midst of a four-game losing streak and are now tied for first in the AFC South with the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts. A win on Sunday would clinch the division and a playoff spot. Luckily, they’re playing the Panthers, so…

It will be C.J. Beathard under center. Beathard has not started a game since he did so for the 49ers to end the 2020 season.


Elijah Moore and the Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Elijah Moore is in the concussion protocol, after suffering a head injury Thursday night. The injury happened in the second quarter of Cleveland’s 37-20 victory over the New York Jets, when Moore’s head hit the turf. He was shaking on the ground and was taken to the hospital where he spent the night. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said that Moore is now home.

Thursday’s victory sends the Browns to the playoffs, with QB Joe Flacco becoming one of the great stories of the season.


More NFL Week 17 Injury Updates

  • The Bills expect DT DaQuan Jones and safety Micah Hyde to play in Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
  • Colts’ WR Michael Pittman (concussion) has been cleared for Sunday against the Raiders, while Raiders’ RB Josh Jacobs (thigh) is questionable.
  • Mason Rudolph will start under center for the Steelers, and QB Kenny Pickett (ankle) is questionable.
  • Chiefs’ RB Isaiah Pacheco (concussion/shoulder) is questionable for Sunday’s game.
  • Dolphins’ wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) is out for Sunday against the Ravens.
  • Commanders’ QB Jacoby Brissett (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday against the 49ers. Brissett was just named the starter this week, so Sam Howell may not be QB2 all that long.


NFL Week 17 Schedule


New York Jets (6-10) 20 Cleveland Browns (11-5) 37


Detroit Lions (11-4) at Dallas Cowboys (10-5) – 8:15 pm ET/5:15 pm PT on ABC/ESPN/ESPN+


Miami Dolphins (11-4) at Baltimore Ravens (12-3) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on CBS

New England Patriots (4-11) at Buffalo Bills (9-6) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on CBS

Atlanta Falcons (7-8) at Chicago Bears (6-9) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on CBS

Las Vegas Raiders (7-8) at Indianapolis Colts (8-7) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on CBS

Carolina Panthers (2-13) at Jacksonville Jaguars (8-7) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on CBS

Tennessee Titans (5-10) at Houston Texans (8-7) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on FOX

Los Angeles Rams (8-7) at New York Giants (5-10) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on FOX

Arizona Cardinals (3-12) at Philadelphia Eagles (11-4) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on FOX

New Orleans Saints (7-8) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-7) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on FOX

San Francisco 49ers (11-4) at Washington Commanders (4-11) – 1 pm ET/10 am PT on FOX

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-7) at Seattle Seahawks (8-7) – 4:05 pm ET/1:05 pm PT on FOX

Cincinnati Bengals (8-7) at Kansas City Chiefs (9-6) – 4:25 pm ET/1:25 pm PT on CBS

Los Angeles Chargers (5-10) at Denver Broncos (7-8) – 4:25 pm ET/1:25 pm PT on CBS

Green Bay Packers (7-8) at Minnesota Vikings (7-8) – 8:20 pm ET/5:20 pm PT on NBC


College Football Playoff

Three more sleeps until the Michigan Wolverines take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the CFP at the Rose Bowl, and I’m not going to lie – I will be there with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind. The game kicks off at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT and will be on ESPN.

After that, all eyes are on the Sugar Bowl with the Texas Longhorns taking on the Washington Huskies at 8:45 pm ET/5:45 pm on ESPN. The winners head to the National Championship on January 8.

I just have one thing to say – GO BLUE!!!!!!!!

Tracy Sandler

Tracy Sandler

I created Fangirl Sports Network as a place for female sports fans to follow their favorite teams with content and coverage that speaks directly to females. It started with one and then eight and now 32 NFL Fangirls and 15 NBA Fangirls.