DEFENSE We've lost Fletcher and we are the best we've been since 2005. OFFENSE We've lost Waters and Demps. We've lost Hernandez and Shiancoe for half a season. Fells, Connolly, Vollmer and McDonald continue to be injured. But they all seem to be improving. BOTTOM LINE I suspect that most of our competition has lost more than we have. If Connolly and Vollmer are healthy, we are in very fine shape indeed.