In trying to quantify how much heart this team has, demonstrating the significant injuries they've overcome to have accomplished all they have thus far (and hopefully make the playoffs) it seemed to me that one might assess the relative amount lost from the team salary cap to quantify all the players who have lost significant playing time. Brady and AD alone account for $20 million. With all the other players lost to IR and losing signficant game time it wouldn't surprise me if one could come up with another $15-20 million in the salary cap equivilent of player time lost. Assuming that's correct, that's like the Pats playing with a salary cap of $85 million - 1/3rd less than the other teams, depending on how you do the math (i.e. what portion of the cap hit to assess for those lost for a portion of the season, whether on IR or not) Anyone feel like doing the math? I'd be interested in seeing how this shakes out.