Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow says his injured pinky finger on his throwing hand won't keep him out of Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers. The finger was dislocated last Sunday when the second-year quarterback was strip-sacked on the Bengals' first possession against the Los Angeles Chargers. The right-handed Burrow hasn't thrown since then and won't until at least Thursday, coach Zac Taylor said.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen was placed on the NFL's reserve/COVID-19 list Monday. Coach Brandon Staley said that Allen's status "is day to day right now, and hopefully we’ll have some good news on him in the next few days.” The Chargers (7-5) — who are in possession of the AFC's second wild-card spot — host the New York Giants this week before a key matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 16.
The Chargers head coach seems to look out for his players. His strategy and world views are progressive. It's a breath of fresh air in an austere, old-fashioned profession.