NFL Championship Injury Report
(The Spread) - What's the health status of Falcons' defensive end John Abraham for Sunday's NFC Championship Game? Let's check out the official injury reports.
Abraham (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for today's game, although he's expected to start after he was limited all week in practice. Also questionable for the Falcons is defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), who was limited himself this week. Safety William Moore (hand), linebacker Stephen Nicholas (foot) and cornerback Chris Owens (hamstring) are all probable to start against the 49ers today for the 3:00PM ET kickoff.
San Francisco has a slew of players that are probable for today's game. Cornerback Tarell Brown (shoulder), linebackes Aldon Smith (shoulder) and NaVarro Bowman (shoulder), as well as running back Frank Gore (knee) and guard Mike Iupati (shoulder) will all start. The biggest question mark coming into today's game was defensive lineman Justin Smith (elbow, triceps), who will play after starting last week versus the Packers in the Divisional round.
In the AFC Championship Game, the Ravens are also relatively healthy. Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/back) is questionable but should play, as will full back Vonta Leach (questionable, knee/ankle). Running back Bernard Pierce (knee) is also questionable but should play, while linebacker Ray Lewis (triceps), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (knee) and safety Ed Reed (shoulder) are all listed as probable.
For the Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski is officially out for the postseason after he re-injured his forearm in the team's win over the Texans. Other than that, defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle) and running back Danny Woodhead (thumb) are both probable and will suit up for New England tonight at 6:30PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at online sports book Bovada.lv, the 49ers are currently 5-point favorites over the Falcons while the over/under total is now listed at 49.5. The Patriots, meanwhile, are 10-point favorites versus the Ravens and the over/under total is now up to 52 points.Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!