The NFL continues to be an extremely competitive league every week, but in turn, this would be putting a serious predicament on the future of some teams, as the inevitable injuries after four weeks of activity begin to (un) level the competition ground. .
Which teams should be concerned this NFL season about their injuries?
All or nothing for the Bears
Injuries across the NFC North team are forcing them into a plan they didn’t want to execute just yet: get QB Justin Fields as the starter; however, the former Ohio State Buckeyes had 11 of 17 passes, 209 YDS and 1 INT, but unlike the previous game against the Browns, he looked more relaxed. WR Darnell Mooney is the perfect example of Fields’ performance, 5 REC, 125 YDS and 25.0 yards average per reception; Despite this, the loss of RB David Montgomery (knee) will be forcing him to get the best version of the passer against his next rival: The Raiders.
With the possible Las Vegas casualties of CB Treyvon Mullen (foot), CB Damon Arnette (groin) and CB Nate Hobbs (shock) this may be the best chance for the rookie QB. Under the circumstances, it seems ideal to try to turn the Bears’ season around with their first-round pick. It’s time to go all out for the HC Matt Nagy.
Bad and bad for the Washington Football Team
Trailing the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East is bad for Washington, but adding Sunday’s injuries it’s even worse. The defense has been anything but expected and they could face more complications with their front-7 with the absence of LB Jon Bostic (chest).
If we add to that the loss of G Brandon Scherff and the questionable availability of TE Logan Thomas for the next game, the victory against the Falcons last Sunday only seems to make up an increasingly adrift season for HC Ron Rivera and his team.
The injury constant in the NFL: 49ers
Many have already scoffed at the attraction that seems to be between San Francisco and the injuries of key players. They were relentless with the 49ers again Sunday, and even kicker Robbie Gould (groin) has been the victim of one that has sent him to injured reserve.
The complete list of # 49ers roster moves:
Signed: K Joey Slye
Injured reserve: K Robbie Gould
Signed to practice squad: LB Tyrell Adams, TE Jordan Matthews, WR Connor Wedington
Released from practice squad: LB Curtis Bolton, RB Kerryon Johnson, RB Chris Thompson
– Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) October 5, 2021
Nor could he miss the usual one, with QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) and that according to HC Kyle Shanahan, he still does not rule it out of the next game, but there are important doubts, directing QB Trey Lance to play against the Cardinals.
The worst of all, without a doubt, is that of OT Trent Williams, who left the last game in “the cart of misfortunes” and, if he definitely cannot play this Sunday, the rushing game will be noticeably weakened, in which it could be the rookie QB’s long-awaited opportunity against the last undefeated of the season.
Radical twist in Denver’s fortunes
The Broncos went from unbeatable status to having doubts about even winning again in Week 5. The lesions in this case they have gone against their key positions, almost with surgeon precision: CB Patrick Surtain II (chest) and QB Teddy Bridgewater (shock). While the first is not considered serious, that of their passer can put them in greater complications with the doubts that QB Drew Lock always drags.
Not to mention the losses they already drag on defense, specifically among their LBs: Josey Sewell (pectoral), Bradley Chubb (ankle) and Jonas Griffith (hamstring), the Broncos have slowly become a team that in four weeks has been cascading down important men, for what could be desperate times in Colorado.
Will all the illusion they had generated with their 3-0 at the start of the season go to ruin?
The most worrying case at this time is that of the Broncos: they lost undefeated, they do not stop accumulating injuries in the short, medium and long term and now they could return to the irregularity of the QB. Their division is already complicated with three teams with the same record and the constant threat of a resurgence of the Chiefs this year.
Bears and 49ers could go to their rookie QBs again, but forced by circumstances given the injuries of their starters at the position. Washington does not seem to really change with the injuries, they are still in a tailspin, but no one would like to see themselves further and further away from being able to turn their landscape around.
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