Three teams in the playoff mix face big questions after injuries at quarterback Sunday.
The Tennessee Titans might not remain in the playoff mix for long after Sunday. They gave Jacksonville the Jaguars' first win of the season, and they lost Jake Locker to a foot injury. Locker was seen on crutches after the game, and the Titans believe that his season is over because of a Lincfranc injury, NFL Media's Albert Breer reported.
Locker was only able to start 11 games with a shoulder injury. He's only started six games because of a hip injury this year.
Meanwhile, Jay Cutler's status figures to be an open question once again this week.
Cutler left Sunday's loss with a left ankle injury in the fourth quarter after struggling with the injury suffered just before halftime. Once Josh McCown entered the game for Cutler, McCown immediately led the Bears on a touchdown drive that cut the Lions' lead to two points.
The Bears were stuffed at the goal line and lost the game, but McCown's performance and Cutler's injury will reignite sentiment in Chicago that McCown should be starting. The discussion could be academic because Cutler might not be ready to play. He will undergo tests Monday to determine the extent of the injury, but he had no ice or wrap on his ankle and told NFL Media's Stacey Dales that he's "fine."
The Green Bay Packers were the third team to lose a quarterback. Seneca Wallace left Sunday's loss to the Eagles with a groin injury after only one series and was replaced by Scott Tolzien. The Packers might wind up signing Matt Flynn this week to back up Tolzien, if nothing else. Tolzien will start Sunday versus the Giants, Packers coach Mike McCarthy announced after the game.
Here are the other injuries we will be tracking all week
"It got worse during the week," Pryor said after the game. "I want to play and help the team, but I just didn't feel well today."
8. Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson left with a groin injury and did not return.
10. Peyton Manning never left Sunday's game, but he will undergo an MRI after taking a few low hits late in the team's win over San Diego.