Going into the Sunday slate of games for week five of the NFL season, teams are at the tail end of assessing their injured players and their playing status. The Detriot Lions are dealing with a lot of injured starters, while the rival Green Bay Packers also have some key players hobbled heading into their matchup. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams will be without a key starter on defense for the second week in a row.

Lions head into Sunday with a lot of injuries

The Detriot Lions (3-1) head into this week's home game against the Carolina Panthers (3-1) with a lot of injured starters.

Wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring), Dwayne Washington (quad) and Paul Worrilow (knee) have already been ruled out. Besides that, the team has seven starters, three on offense and four on defense, who are listed as questionable.

All of the offensive players are lineman, with center Travis Swanson (ankle), guard TJ Lang (back) and tackle Rick Wagner (ankle/shoulder) being the players in question. Meanwhile, the players on the defensive side of the ball are lineman Ezekiel Ansah (knee) and Haloti Ngata (shoulder), as well as linebackers Jarrard Davis (neck) and Tahir Whitehead (shoulder).

Packers key skill players hurting

The Green Bay Packers (3-1) have already ruled linebacker Joe Thomas (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys (2-2).

Meanwhile, starting running back Ty Montgomery (ribs) is listed as doubtful. Receiver Davante Adams (concussion) is questionable but he has not yet been seen by the independent neurologist who would clear him to play.

Also listed as questionable are both of the teams' tackles, David Bakhtiari (hamstring) and Bryan Bulaga (ankle), who have dealt with injuries all season and not yet played a single snap together.

The team also listed key defenders Mike Daniels (hip), Ahmad Brooks (back) and Davon House (quadriceps) as questionable.

Rams to be without Joyner in divisional clash

Finally, there is the Los Angeles Rams (3-1) who are going to be without starting free safety LaMarcus Joyner for the second consecutive week due to a hamstring injury.

Missing him will be a blow to the team's defense as they face a tough divisional test against the rival Seattle Seahawks for early NFC West supremacy.

The team's starting guard, Jamon Brown, was also listed as questionable on the injury report this week due to a groin injury. However, there is a decent chance that he will be able to play this week.