For this year we've had our top three RB's injured and forced to miss time, our top WR miss multiple games, our top rusher out for the season, and our QB is banged up.
On top of all of that we've got our HB/TE/I-can-do-everything-on-offense missing time, plus numerous other injuries causing top players to be hobbled.
There are two obvious outcomes on the year: we win the division and make the playoffs, or we don't win and don't make the playoffs ( I know, rocket science). My question is this: if the injury bug continues and we're forced to keep bringing in new players to line up in critical spots (like Mason and OBGYN (I'm going to miss that guy)) will the few rational fans that are left view failure as a result of the Houston jinx, or as a result of poor coaching/Schaub/the wind/Dallas/VY Fanboys/Pancakes?
I haven't given up hope, however this is starting to remind me of the 16+ guys on IR season. How can any team be expected to overcome so many injuries and still be competitive? Wait, didn't Green Bay do that last year? Well, how can NORMAL teams be expected to overcome so many injuries to key players?
I guess I hold out my hopes on this: we haven't lost many for the entire season (YET, I apologize now for the jinx), our schedule gets softer from here on out, and we're still going to end up with a better record than the Colts.
Wouldn't it be something if we could win the division, and suddenly be healthy for the playoffs? Arian, Andre, Casey, etc, all playing at full strength in Reliant against a wildcard team. This season ain't over yet, but if things continue on the injury front...do we give them yet another pass, or "Occupy" the practice bubble?