The Miami Dolphins and a couple more key injuries are included in this update.  Read here to see some odds-changing injuries pending further updates for the week.

A number of betting odds for Week 11 games could be drastically altered with some injuries

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins are getting hammered with injuries.

At the quarterback position Chad Pennington was placed on the injured reserve (shoulder) while Chad Henne (knee) may be out.  If Henne is unable to go, third-string Tyler Thigpen will start, as the Dolphins signed Patrick Ramsey to be the potential backup.

If that isn’t enough, Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long dislocated his shoulder – and suffered damage to his labrum on Sunday.  He is questionable as he could be fitted with a shoulder harness.

There’s more – 13 players in Monday’s report – be sure to keep up-to-date and react accordingly.

Off of their win the Dolphins will host the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.  The Dolphins are early one to one-and-a-half-point favorites with a 39 ½-point total.

Matthew Stafford Out Indefinitely

While he didn’t play last week, don’t count on seeing Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford anytime soon.

As he continues to rehab his separated shoulder surgery is not out of the question.  It could be an option should nothing else be reasonable.

One scenario would be for Stafford to take a cortisone injection in the next two weeks, which could possibly allow him to return before the season ends.  At the moment much is up in the air for the Detroit quarterback who has played well – when he has played.

The Lions will head to Detroit in quite the odd matchup.  Off of a surprising victory the Cowboys are favored by six-and-a-half to seven points with a 46 ½-point total.

Giants Steve Smith Out For Rest of the Month

The New York Giants will be without wide receiver Steve Smith until at least the first game of December.

Losing his replacement, Ramses Barden, for the season, Smith’s injury will cause the Giants to be shorthanded for “a few more” games, according to reports.  With three healthy receivers, the Giants have taken a hard hit at the position with regard to injuries.

The Giants get the pleasure of traveling to play the Philadelphia Eagles, fresh off of a 59-point performance.  Odds makers should release opening betting lines shortly for this matchup.


Of course there will be plenty more to come.  Stay tuned with SBR for more updates and NFL betting coverage.

We’ll see how these key injuries impact these teams – and more – for betting lines in Week 11 of the NFL schedule.