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Injury Aftermath: Divisional Round

With the regular season over, we shift our focus exclusively to the remaining playoff teams -- four teams that are just about as healthy as they could possibly get.

Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, 3:05 p.m. EST, CBS)

Titans linebacker Jayon Brown missed the game against Baltimore with a shoulder injury, but he was able to practice during the week and appears to be in line for a return against the Chiefs. Receiver Adam Humphries was yet again inactive due to his high-ankle sprain, and he has still not returned to practice. He appears likely to miss another game, and the last remaining hope for Humphries appears to be that he will return for a prospective Super Bowl. The team did not suffer any further injuries against Baltimore.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid confirmed that his team emerged unscathed from their victory over the Texans, but they await the progress of defensive end Chris Jones. Jones missed Sunday's game with a calf injury, an injury that usually entails a one-week absence for defensive linemen. Two-thirds of linemen return within two weeks, though, so our numbers give Jones a strong chance to recover in time to play against Tennessee.

Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers (Sunday, 6:40 p.m. EST, FOX)

Packers right tackle Bryan Bulaga missed the win over Seattle with the flu, one of several Packers players who fell ill during the lead-up to the game. Bulaga, and others, should be back to full health for the trip to San Francisco. Safety Raven Greene has still not been activated to the roster after being designated to return from injured reserve, but the team still has a roster spot open for Greene and he may be activated this week.

49ers halfback Raheem Mostert left the game with cramps that he explained were due to a midweek illness. He should be fine. Linebacker Mark Nzeocha suffered a stinger; less than half of stingers cause even a single missed game.

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