The big names who went down with injuries in Week 12

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Tyler Eifert suffered a stinger against the Rams on Sunday. Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports

A host of star players went down with injuries this week. Here are the most significant names who got banged up.

Tyler Eifert, TE, Cincinnati Bengals: Eifert, the NFL's TD leader with 12, suffered a stinger after recovering a Giovani Bernard fumble midway through the third quarter. Bengals initially said he was probable to return, but shortly thereafter, they downgraded him to doubtful.

Justin Houston, OLB, Kansas City Chiefs: Houston left the Chiefs' game after getting cut down by teammate Ron Parker with 4:08 left in the first quarter. Houston did not return with what the team called a knee injury. The All-Pro entered the week fourth in the NFL with 7.5 sacks. He led the NFL with 22 sacks last season.

Jeremy Hill, RB, Cincinnati Bengals: Hill was in the midst of his best rushing day of the season (86 yards) when he left the game with an ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter. He did not return to the game, but that might have been because the Bengals held a 31-7 lead.

Allen Hurns, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Hurns appeared to take a shot in his back late in the fourth quarter, and was taken off the field on a stretcher. Hurns entered this week tied for the team lead with seven touchdowns. He had four catches for 41 yards vs. San Diego before leading the game.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, CB, New York Giants: Rodgers-Cromartie went down with an ugly-looking ankle injury early in the second quarter. While he was out of the game, Redskins WR DeSean Jackson got loose for a 63-yard touchdown. Rodgers-Cromartie was in and out of the game in the second half, as the Giants lost 20-14 to the Redskins.

Karlos Williams, RB, Buffalo Bills: Williams' injury-riddled season continues, as he left Sunday's game vs. Kansas City with a shoulder injury late in the first quarter. Williams -- who had missed three games earlier this season with a concussion -- did not return to the game. The rookie has scored 5 TDs this season, playing mostly as LeSean McCoy's backup.