Well, it appears injuries could have a huge factor in the game on Sunday between the Arizona Cardinals and Chicago Bears. For Arizona, guard Mike Iupati and running back Andre Ellington will not even take the trip. They have been ruled out of the game -- Iupati still recovering from knee surgery to repair a meniscus, and Ellington, resting a sprained PCL.
However, the Bears might be without their top receiver and one of their starting edge rushers.
Alshon Jeffery injured his calf/hamstring at the end of practice on Thursday and was unable to practice at all on Friday. McPhee went from limited in practice on Wednesday to out Thursday and Friday. Both are listed as questionable for the game.
Arizona safeties Tony Jefferson and Deone Bucannon, who were both limited in practice on Thursday and Friday, are listed as questionable and are considered game time decisions about playing. It does appear they will play, though, unless something happens between now and then.
Chicago will be without linebacker Jonathan Bostic and cornerback Tracy Porter. Both are out.
Here are the final lists for each team:
G Mike Iupati (knee): DNP, out
RB Andre Ellington (knee): DNP, out
S Deone Bucannon (groin): limited, questionable
S Tony Jefferson (hamstring): limited, questionable
TE Troy Niklas (hamstring): full, probable
TE Jermaine Gresham (hamstring): full, probable
WR Michael Floyd (hand): full, probable
LB Jonathan Bostic (ankle): DNP, out
CB Tracy Porter (hamstring): DNP, out
DL Ego Ferguson (knee): DNP, questionable
WR Alshon Jeffery (calf/hamstring): DNP, questionable
OLB Pernell McPhee (wrist, knee): DNP, questionable
OLB Sam Acho (illness): FP. probable
T Jermon Bushrod (back): DNP, probable
CB Sherrick McManis (thigh): FP, probable