The New Orleans Saints will host Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for a (literal) divisional showdown, in the Divisional round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs. The game will take place on Sunday, January 17 with kickoff at 6:40 p.m. ET.
Ahead of their game, we take a look at the Saints final injury report to see how these injuries may affect the team heading into their playoff matchup.
Saints final injury report
Out: CB Patrick Robinson (hamstring)
Questionable: QB Taysom Hill (knee), RB Latavius Murray (quadricep)
Notable players on in-week report who were removed from final: T Terron Armstead (elbow), TE Jared Cook (back), DE Trey Hendrickson (neck)
How injuries may affect Bucs vs. Saints matchup
After missing the final four weeks of the regular season, Patrick Robinson returned last week for special-teams duty only. Even so, he struggled in coverage before going down and likely would not have meaningfully factored into the defense had he come off the injury report.
Meanwhile, both of the players the Saints listed as questionable — quarterback Taysom Hill and running back Latavius Murray — each practiced in a limited capacity on Friday and don’t appear overly likely to miss Sunday’s divisional-round matchup with the Buccaneers. Even with starting tailback Alvin Kamara back from his brief stay on the COVID-reserve list, Murray remains a meaningful part of New Orleans’ running and passing attacks while Hill will see use seemingly everywhere on the field.