The folks over at Man Games Lost track the number of injuries and games lost by teams in each major North American sport.
After completing a track of the NFL season, it was revealed that the New England Patriots have lost more games to injury than any other team.
Through Week 17, New England lost 245 games through player injuries season. Of course, nearly every notable Patriots star on offense suffered an injury or recovered from one including Dion Lewis, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell, Rob Gronkowski, Scott Chandler, and LeGarrette Blount.
So, nearly all of their skill players missed significant time and we haven’t even gotten to a battered offensive line and defense. This makes New England’s 12-4 season all the more impressive.
Unrelated, the Miami Dolphins had the lowest number of games lost from player injury. Miami lost just 87 games to injuries but managed to only finish 6-10.
The healthiest team in football this season?
The 12-4 Cincinnati Bengals.
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