In one of the more brutal weeks in recent memory, the NFC North certainly did not escape without its fair share of serious injuries.
The Green Bay Packers suffered the scariest moment of any team this past weekend, when tight end Jermichael Finley was crunched while trying to catch a pass against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field. Finley laid on the turf for several minutes before being placed on a backboard and taken to a nearby hospital.
Time of Death: Eddie Royal’s 27-yard touchdown reception about 19 minutes into the game put the Chargers up by two touchdowns and, no, this year’s Jacksonville Jaguars are not ever coming back from a two touchdown deficit.
Cause of Death: Jacksonville’s 3-of-11 performance on third down against San Diego was of a piece with the rest of their season; the Jaguars are only converting on 29.6 percent of third downs, and that number drops to 12.5 percent if you just look at third and 6 or more to gain. Third and long is so bad for Jacksonville that they have 4 more sacks allowed first downs picked up.
Time of Death: Roy Helu’s 3 yard touchdown run with 45 seconds left gave Washington the lead for good in this heated Cade McNown Rose McGowan Luke Josh McCown.
Cause of Death: The 2012 Chicago Bears allowed only 25 pass plays that went for 25 yards or longer, eighth best in the NFL. After yielding four such plays against the Redskins, the 2013 Bears are on pace to give up 43 long pass plays. This is what happens when you hire a coach who’s accustomed to the watered-down yardage value of the CFL.
Time of Death: On the last play Cheap Michael Jordan Jerseys of the third quarter, facing third-and-goal from the 9, Nick Foles was sacked and knocked out the game with a concussion, forcing Matt Barkley into action. If you have any decency, do not ask how that went.
Cause of Death: Entering this Cheap MLB Authentic Jerseys game, the Eagles only had 12 non-scoring drives that had been stopped in four plays or fewer. Six of their first ten drives against the Cowboys didn’t make it to play five.