Dec nine, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Los Angeles Rams head trainer Sean McVay leaves the sphere after dropping in opposition to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Box. Obligatory Credit score: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports activities
Arizona Cardinals: After being imprecise on Monday about defensive take on Robert Nkemdiche’s knee damage, trainer Steve Wilks showed Wednesday that the previous first-round select has a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Surgical treatment is scheduled for Thursday, however Nkemdiche’s availability for the beginning of subsequent season might be doubtful, deficient timing because the third-year professional had begun taking part in higher. “He was once progressing,” Wilks mentioned. “He had a super recreation in opposition to the Chargers and he was once harm earlier than that. Simply off and on the sphere after which unexpectedly when one thing like this occurs, it simply units him again.” The Cardinals should make a decision this offseason whether or not to pick out up Nkemdiche’s fifth-year choice for 2020, which might be assured just for damage.
Los Angeles Rams: The Rams’ offensive line is coming off of its worst efficiency of the season, permitting 3 sacks and 5 tackles for loss in opposition to the Bears, however trainer Sean McVay isn’t involved concerning the staff. “I’d say it’s been a mix of a few various things,” he mentioned Wednesday. “I wouldn’t say that it’s been a fall off or anything else like that.” After going through a difficult Chicago entrance, the take a look at stays tricky this week in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles. “Fletcher Cox is hard as a result of he’s a man that you’ll be able to know what he’s going to do to you and it doesn’t matter what you do, he’s going to do it anyway,” left guard Rodger Saffold mentioned of Philly’s Three-technique defensive take on. Cox had 3 QB hits in L.A. ultimate yr and has 27 this yr, 2d within the NFL at the back of Aaron Donald (33).
San Francisco 49ers: Coming off an disenchanted win over the Denver Broncos, the 49ers need to redeem themselves in a rematch with the Seahawks simply two weeks after a 43-16 blowout at Seattle. “Taking part in a crew two times in two weeks is slightly other, however it may be a laugh, too,” San Francisco trainer Kyle Shanahan mentioned. “Particularly how it went for us, it was once a nasty feeling for us, and I’d like to get any other likelihood at them. So to do this 10 days later is one thing you’re desirous about, and scheme-wise, not anything’s actually converting.” The 49ers in truth outgained the Seahawks, 452 yards to 331, in that first struggle, however Seattle gained the turnover struggle Three-Zero.
Seattle Seahawks: With up to now suspended Mychal Kendricks headed to injured reserve and Okay.J. Wright nonetheless a couple of weeks from taking part in, the Seahawks will flip again to linebacker Austin Calitro to play subsequent to Bobby Wagner. “He actually has completed it, and he’s completed it smartly for us,” trainer Pete Carroll mentioned of Calitro. “He performed actually excellent in opposition to (the 49ers) ultimate day trip. He’s been ready to be actually in keeping with his run suits. Truly don’t have any drawback with him taking part in in any respect. … We really feel like we have now a man we’ve advanced as a starter stepping (up), and we really feel lucky in that.” Calitro has made 4 begins this season, posting a career-high 10 tackles and two tackles for loss in Week 13 vs. San Francisco.
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