Originally posted by Young2Rice: That was in like week 5 when players are fresh.We are in week 16 and we're beat up.

Err, so is the problem that your defense played a ton of snaps the week before or that it's late in the season? Didn't your defense remain playing at an exceedingly high level through the playoffs last year? Not sure I'm seeing a correlation in what you're trying to say, here. As far as injuries; they suck, but they happen. We had our 2nd and 3rd CBs out against you guys and the week before. Plus, for like the 4th year in a row, we're missing at least two starters on the O-line for most of the year. A starting D-lineman on IR, too; not that he's an elite player like J. Smith, but still.