Is NFL experiencing injury epidemic?

Critics believe quality of play is down, but depth -- not injuries -- is the likely culprit

Originally Published: November 27, 2013
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com

The Green Bay Packers' third-team quarterback takes a snap from the fourth-string center and throws to the team's No. 4 receiver. This is not a preseason game, but instead a key November matchup with playoff implications, one the Packers will lose to the Eagles.

The Seattle Seahawks open a game with their left guard playing left tackle, a third-string lineman starting at right tackle and a backup at left guard. Quarterback Russell Wilson, one of the game's most elusive players, is sacked ...

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