- Udeze out for the year, battling his cancerous foe, and leaving a significant deficit on the defensive right end,
- Farwell out for the year, taking a special teams leader and MVP out of the picture,
- Madieu Williams out for a few weeks, nursing a mysterious neck injury, replacing a significant off-season upgrade with rookies,
- McKinnie being McKinnie, replacing a 370-pound dude that our quarterback was getting use to with a carousel of backups
We still came within one minute and one touchdown from knocking off the 13-3 division champs at *their* home, for the first time since November 2005.
I can live with that.