Friday, November 30, 2012
Will Amendola beat doubtful status again?
By Mike Sando
The St. Louis Rams listed Danny Amendola as "doubtful" on their final injury report last week, indicating the receiver had less than a 25 percent chance of playing against Arizona.
Amendola played in the game anyway, burning the Cardinals for a 38-yard reception.
The Rams listed Amendola as doubtful again Friday. Amendola's availability to the Rams against San Francisco appears critical. He caught 11 passes for 102 yards during a 24-24 tie against the 49ers in Week 10. Penalties wiped out an 80-yard reception and 62-yard punt return for Amendola in that game.
Amendola has already joined select company by playing in a game after being listed as doubtful. Against Arizona, he became the sixth player since 2008 to receive at least one pass target in a game after his team listed him as doubtful, according to ESPN Stats & Information. The chart shows stats for all six.
I'm hoping to find out how many players listed as doubtful wind up playing in games. That would provide some perspective for what seems like a rare occurrence.