Is Roger Goodell on the wrong injury trail? Part Deux

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Week 13 Lions at Saints

No egregious penalties

Week 14  Saints at Titans

Penalty – Unnecessary Roughness by Roman Harper

Penalty – Face Mask by Roman Harper

Week 15  Saints at Vikings

Penalty – Unnecessary Roughness by Roman Harper

Penalty – Face Mask by Brian De La Puente

Adrian Peterson claims Saints played dirty.

Week 16  Falcons at Saints

Penalty – Unnecessary Roughness by Tom Johnson

Week 17  Panthers at Saints

Penalty – Horse Collar Tackle by Cameron Jordan

Penalty – Unnecessary Roughness by Martez Wilson

Wild Card Playoffs-Lions at Saints

Penalty – Illegal Block by Nate Bussey

Divisional Round   Saints at San Francisco

No penalties by Saints

In summary, there were 2 serious injuries and 17 Grade A penalties by the Saints.   In comparison to 15 serious injuries and 19 Grade A penalties by the 49ers.

Truly, if injury is your concern, the Saints are not Sinners.  There must be a logical connection between a program designed to injure, whack or cart off players and actual on-the-field evidence.

I can see none, and there are two independent stories that give credence to my premise.  See these “Bounty Busting” articles.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-hassett-saints-bounty-program-20120715,0,1284132.story

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203370604577263580381162426.html

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