- The New England Patriots placed cornerback Ras-I Dowling (hip) on injured reserve. The No. 33 pick in the 2011 draft now has back-to-back lost seasons on IR. Bill Belichick's struggles drafting in the secondary continue. Tight end Aaron Hernandez (ankle) and safety Patrick Chung (shoulder) are out against the St. Louis Rams.
Jeremiah: Key matchups in Week 8
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- The Green Bay Packers have a ton of big names out: wide receiver Greg Jennings (groin), fullback John Kuhn (hamstring), linebacker Nick Perry (knee), cornerback Sam Shields (ankle) and safety Charles Woodson (collarbone). Jordy Nelson (hamstring) is questionable, but SI's Peter King believes the wide receiver is unlikely to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars.