Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! I posted statistics about this a couple of months ago. The Packers won a Super Bowl with more injuries than we had on defense last year. And there were teams (that same year) that had more injuries than the Packers - and they still made the playoffs (the Colts were one of the teams that year). Injuries are a way of life in the NFL. Every team has to deal with major injuries every year. We will this year. This is the reality of football at the NFL level. Of course fans like to trot out excuses for not making the playoffs, and this is a well-used excuse. But in the end, the great teams find ways to win, even with major injuries. We gave a number of games away last season. And it wasn't due to injuries. Just my 2-cents worth. I'll be honest here. I get tired of the Bears and Cubs fans trotting out the excuses for not winning championships. In the end, you're either a winner or a loser. We haven't won a championship in over a quarter century. Like the Cubs, we're becoming "those lovable losers" and we (fans) are too fast to accept losing. I'm through with excuses. They're for losers. EDIT: But I do understand that this is how Bears/Cubs fans deal with not winning championships. It's how we cope and not lose our minds. Some day though, it would be nice to actually, you know, WIN some championships here in Chicago with the Bears and Cubs.