Originally Posted by burmafrd
when you claim that Church was the key injury then your whole chart becomes questionable
It's only based on number of games missed, and he missed all 16.
They aren't saying he's the best player that was injured. Lazy, I know, but that's how they are doing it.
Also, it's not a bad idea to cross check number of games missed vs that other column showing how many starters they had play all 16 games. For example, even though Washington had a bunch of games missed overall, they also had a ton of players go the whole season without injury. They had the 3rd best luck in that area. Either way though, they deserve some kudos.
Dallas looked bad on both lists--missed a bunch of players and also had few go the whole way. That requires, as we saw, and crazy amount of juggling.
Green Bay really deserve props because they had a lot of the same situation--many coming from the WR corp though, yet they managed to survive.
Of the fortunate teams that had few injuries but still didn't make the playoffs, the Gaints have the least excuse, imo. The Bear actually wetn 10-6. The Saints all of thpose other external issues early on. Miami and St Louis are just not yet playoff caliber.
Basically, all the rest made the playoffs.