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Week 4: The injury factor

Seahawks and Chargers overcome depleted O-lines; Giants and Bengals stumble

Originally Published: September 29, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Injuries played more of a role Sunday than at any point this season.

For the 12 Sunday games, including the late game between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots, 52 starters were declared inactive, mainly because of injuries. In the first three weeks, the average was 40.

What was amazing was how well some teams dealt with adversity.

The Seattle Seahawks were down thee starting offensive linemen, including Pro Bowlers Russell Okung and Max Unger, and were somehow ...

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