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Oct 20, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) is taken from the field on the cart in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Injury Plague

Wow, what a terrible week for several teams. Not only did the Texans, Bucs, and Rams all lose, but they lost key players on their team. Brian Cushing, Reggie Wayne, & Sam Bradford each sustained season ending injuries on Sunday. Cushing’s looked horrible, as he was blocked low by the Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles. Cushing sustained a broken leg, and a torn LCL (lateral cruciate ligament). Sam Bradford suffered a torn ACL late in the 4th quarter against the Panthers after he stepped out-of-bounds and landed awkwardly. Reggie Wayne tore his ACL in Sunday night’s affair with the Broncos. Wayne left the field in tears after he twisted his knee after attempting to catch a pass from Andrew Luck. It may be the most heartbreaking of all the injuries sustained. Doug Martin suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder in a loss against the Falcons Sunday, and as of the recent reports, he is not ruled out for the year.

One Day, I’ll Get That Batman!

The Bucs (0-6) & Jaguars (0-7) continue their losing ways. These two teams has still failed to crack triple digits in scoring this season, Bucs – 87 & Jaguars – 76. Make any excuses you feel necessary, but changes are on the horizon, and should be imminent. At least the weather is pleasant in Florida this time of year?

Panthers-Rams Fiasco

Chris Long was ejected Sunday for throwing a punch (still trying to figure out where the extension was). As if that wasn’t bad enough, he gave Panther fans a parting gift (the bird) as he exited the field. In his defense, someone threw something in his direction. The teams jawed at each other during the scrum, and in the middle of it all was none other than Steve Smith. Smith’s emotions were already running high due to Janoris Jenkins.

"“What I don’t like is a young guy, comes in, obviously his first time ever using the Internet and Google, and he Googles information about me, talks about my wife and stuff like that. That’s kind of some of the (B.S). I just don’t play with, When you try to take it personal like that, I don’t have any great humbling things to say. So he can take his (butt) back to St. Louis and watch the expletive) film because I don’t play them games. And if I see him in the streets I’m going to bust him in his (expletive) mouth.”"

Anyone Who Sat Through the Vikings-Giants Game

To takeaway from a Giants win isn’t the point here, but man, was this game terrible or what? Josh Freeman completed 20 passes on the night. The only problem? IT WAS 3.6 YARDS PER COMPLETION! The Vikings just did get over 200 yards of total offense, while the Giants finished with 257 yards. There were 16 total punts in the game (9 – Giants, 7 – Vikings), and Peyton Hillis was the leading rusher with 36 yards on 18 carries. There were also 5 fumbles in the game. It’s sad when Mike Tirico has to rip everyone a part for the lackluster punch this game never had.

Honorable Mentions: Karma For the Pats, M.I.A.: The Eagles Offense, Life as Brandon Weeden, Brandon Meriweather