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What's the record of starters/players lost to injury?

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  1. JoeSixPat

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    I'm sure I could find it if I tried - but deep down I'm just a lazy bastard.

    Can anyone help find the NFL record for player days lost to injury in a season - and let us know where the Patriots rank in that?

    I'd heard the Patriots were pretty much tied for the NFL lead in that category this season - and I'd think the more recent injuries would give us the "lead" (which of course has allowed the Jets and the Dolphins to tie us for the AFC East lead as of Week 14)

    So if anyone can share info about where the Pats rank in that regard this season, and in comparison to the NFL record I think that would be a very telling stat that would really show just what an accomplishment this season has been.
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    That would be a nearly impossible record to keep, but the 2005 Pats (and formerly the 2003 Pats) hold the record for a division champion for the most players with at least one start in a season.
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    yeah, wasn't it something like 43 different starters in each of those 2 SB years?
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    I think Bill hates injuries (duh), but loves the challange they present. IMO.
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    40 something rings a bell I thought it was 44 in 03 then 46 in '05, but it is in the 40s
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    Yeah. We were devestated in those years but we still had #12 to back us up. Not so this year...
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    the stat is kept. i think it's something like "Starters' games lost to injury," but I don't know where you would find it and couldn't find it with a quick Google search.
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    It's something like that, I remember them talking about it on TV but never can find the statistics, but we did set the record twice.
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    It must be somewhere - someone must know. I'm sick of hearing other team fans delude themselves that losing your QB, multiple running backs, members of the OL, DEs, LBs, NTs, CBs, Ss etc is just typical of what every team in the NFL endures.

    It's not - but even if it were, few teams would be tied for first place in their division after whethering that storm.
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    Last year, Colts' fans talked a lot about our number of injuries, but I never got the story straight in how those numbers are computed. I know they had a ton of starters who missed several games. Pats fans on Colts boards would say get over, we set the record back in '01, or whatever it was. Now, apparently, it is okay to talk about again, as it inflicts your team this season. I know the Bengals are up to 20+ players ir'd so far this season, and that doesn't include Carson Palmer. In the end, regardless of who you root for, injuries are very frustrating. And sometimes, just when you think your team is getting healthy again, another rash of injuries occurs. TB, Morris, and Maroney are the guys I think you miss most. Thomas was a later injury, but still costly. Not sure about Harrison, as he was most likely in his last year anyway. How WAS he playing?
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    45 in 2005, 42 in 2003.
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    While not on IR, Warren being out is hurting us big time too.
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    And the right side of our offensive line was out for the first 7 or so games
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    What about 04...there were injuries in 04 as well...BTW..this year the team has had 39 starters.
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    Which might beg the question of whether BB overuses certain players [Seymour and Vrable come to mind], or pushes them too hard [or they just play harder for him].

    I'm playing devil's advocate here, but seriously, as I have watched the surreal trainwreck of injuries happen this season, out of pure frustration I've been thinking there has to be a reason for this.
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    I think that (the great) Rick Gosselin has compiled those stats regularly, independently. But I can't seem to find them with Google. Perhaps someone who is more adept than me will be able to find them.
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    The Saints have to be up ther this year too, though a lot of their players are guys out are ones that get a bunch of snaps but aren't necessarily starters. I thought I read somewhere that they have 18 players on IR this season.
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