Late-Season Injuries Likely to Affect 2015 NFL Playoff Race

December 16, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We are now down to just three remaining weeks in the 2015 NFL regular season, and the playoff race is beginning to heat up like a hover board.
Eleven are teams over .500, plus six non-winning teams are still in contention in the NFC East and AFC South races. Yet, only three teams—the New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals—have managed to secure playoff spots.
The final three weeks are going to be quite intriguing, and with 13 games in the book for each team, attrition is going to be nearly as important as talent. Sometimes, it's the healthiest team, not the better team, that wins in December and January.
Unfortunately, many of these potential contenders have suffered key injuries over the past couple of weeks. Week 14 was particularly injury-filled, with guys such as Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls and Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen all going down.
Of course, not every ...

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