The New York Giants lost big to the Cincinnati Bengals 31-13 on Sunday and enter the bye week on a two-game losing streak.
Like most Novembers, the Giants are in a swoon and have numerous inured players, including running back Ahmad Bradshaw. The running back has deat with foot and neck injuries all season and will undergo numerous tests through the bye week.
"He'll probably have every test known to man here in the next couple of days," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Monday to ESPNNewYork.com. "We have a big medical day with our players. Today and tomorrow, they will be visiting the hospital and getting MRIs and whatever."
Bradshaw had 10 carries for 57 yards against the Bengals and never was able to get into a rhythm. He had x-rays on Sunday night, but Coughlin would not disclose the injury. He will be well rested when the Giants take on the Green Bay Packers Nov. 25.
"The whole goal right now would be to rest and have people healthy so that we can come back and be prepared to practice fully next week," said Coughlin.
Bradshaw has been injury-prone throughout his career, including with foot injuries. He also suffered a neck injury earlier this year.
"We've been down this road with Bradshaw many, many times," Coughlin said. "But until I am told any different or he tells me any different, we will just plan on him playing the same percentages going forward."
The Giants also lost promising rookie defensive tackle Marcus Kuhn for the season after he injured his knee in the second half of the Bengals game.
"The poor kid has got an ACL injury," Coughlin said. "I haven't seen anything really official (yet)."
The Giants also lost wide receive Domenik Hixon with an ankle injury.
The Buffalo Bills nearly knocked off the New England Patriots this weekend, but were held off for a 37-31 defeat.
During the game running back Fred Jackson suffered a concussion and may miss next week's game against the Miami Dolphins, which is on Thursday night. While speaking on Buffalo's WGR-Radio on Monday, head coach Chan Gailey said Jackson is "unlikely to play" and that he "is being tested for concussion-like symptoms."
The Green Bay Packers made injury headlines in a bye week, placing starting offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga on IR, ending his season.
Bulaga started all nine games this season, but suffered a hip injury against Arizona on Nov. 4. The team has been dealing with a host of injuries this season, including to wide receiver Greg Jennings.
According to the Associated Press, Bulaga "joins 11 other players who were starters or projected starters who have been hurt this year, missing a total of 40 games.
The Indianapolis Colts lost two key players, placing starting cornerback Jerraud Powers and defensive tackle Drake Nevis on injured reserves, ending their seasons.
Powers and Nevis each were hurt on Thursday in the Colts' win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Powers hurt his right foot, while Nevins suffered a hand injury.