Panthers running backs DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps), Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and Mike Tolbert (knee) are active for the game at New Orleans after being listed as probable on the injury report. They’ll split carries in Carolina’s run-heavy attack.
Seahawks center Max Unger was forced out of Sunday's contest against the 49ers in Week 14 with a chest injury. He suffered the injury in the second half and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
John Carlson nets two catches before suffering concussion
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
Vikings tight end John Carlson didn't make much of an impact offensively before leaving Sunday's game against the Ravens with a concussion. After the game, coach Leslie Frazier said he didn't have any further update on Carlson's status.
Carlson was held to two catches for 19 yards before leaving the game in the second half. He was targeted four times.
The Vikings are back in action Week 15 vs. Philadelphia.
Packers running back Eddie Lacy injured his ankle on a 1-yard run to end the first half Week 14 against the Falcons and wasn't on the field for the start of the second half. But by the Packers' second drive, he was back behind quarterback Matt Flynn, his ankle taped and ready to go.
"I just got it re-taped tighter and spatted tighter so I could take away some of the pain," Lacy told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after the game. "It was stationary, but it took away as much pain as it could and I tolerated the rest of it."
Lacy had 33 yards on nine carries after returning, which was an improvement over the 32 yards on 11 carries he had before the injury even though his running was compromised.
"I had to improvise, I had to chop my feet just so I don't put as much pressure on it as I normally would," he said.
Lacy did contribute a touchdown on the day, but in came in the first quarter on a 1-yard run. He also had three catches for 25 yards. The rookie may be limited in practice leading up to Week 15 at Dallas, but he doesn't seem too concerned.
"As long as I can go out and play, no matter how my body feels, if I can go out and I can continue to play, that's what I'm going to do," he said.
Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson ended a very long scoring drought Week 14 at Baltimore, recording his first touchdown since Week 16 of the 2011 season. Simpson would finished with four catches for 48 yards in the 29-26 loss.
Simpson ended his scoring drought early in the fourth quarter with an 8-yard touchdown reception. Simpson got both feet down in the back of the end zone, as quarterback Matt Cassel was able to get a pass over two defenders.
Simpson was targeted eight times and he's managed at least 45 receiving yards in four of his last five games. The Vikings are back in action Week 15 vs. Philadelphia.
49ers cornerback Eric Wright was forced out of Sunday's contest against the Seahawks in Week 14 with a head injury.
Wright suffered the injury in the third quarter while trying to bring down Golden Tate after a catch. He remained on the field for a few minutes until he was helped off the field by trainers. He was ruled questionable to return for the remainder of the game.
Shane Vereen goes wild through the air in defeat of Cleveland
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
The new go-to pass-catcher out of the backfield for the Patriots was gone to a lot Sunday against the Browns. The result for Shane Vereen was the shattering of personal records.
Vereen established new career marks with 12 receptions and 153 yards. But it was on the ground, where he had just three carries for 9 yards, where he scored a key 6-yard touchdown in the third quarter and added a two-point conversion in the fourth.
His huge production didn't begin in earnest until he sprinted by Browns linebacker Craig Robertson for a 50-yard reception that set up his touchdown. He was targeted a game-high 17 times.
Vereen, who has 40 catches for 373 yards in just five games this season, hopes to increase that output next Sunday at Miami.
Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings was quarterback Matt Cassel's favorite target for a second straight game Week 14 at Baltimore, but the veteran receiver was held to modest numbers during a 29-26 loss. Despite a team-high 10 targets, Jennings finished with five catches for 53 yards.
Sunday did mark the first time, however, Jennings was able to post at least 50 receiving yards in consecutive games this season. The Vikings are back in action Week 15 vs. Philadelphia.
Cordarrelle Patterson has 79-yard TD in Week 14 loss
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
Vikings rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had a career performance during a 29-26 loss Week 14 at Baltimore. Patterson totaled a career-high 141 receiving yards and one touchdown on five catches, while adding one carry for 6 yards.
Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel tried to get Patterson involved early, as the rookie had a team-high 58 receiving yards on three catches in the first half. Patterson was then held in check until breaking off one of the biggest plays of the afternoon late in the fourth quarter.
Amid the snowfall and with Minnesota trailing 22-19, Patterson took a short pass and turned it up the field 79 yards for a go-ahead score with 45 seconds remaining. Patterson received good blocking early in the play and then used his speed the rest of the way to outrun the defense in what turned into a crazy ending, as the lead changed five times over the final 2:05.
Patterson, who was targeted seven times, now has two receiving touchdowns in 2013 and an offensive touchdown in two straight games, as he tallied his first rushing touchdown last week. The Vikings are back in action Week 15 vs. Philadelphia.