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NFL Weeks Six and Seven Injury Updates

Branson Faulk
Football is a dangerous sport. Every season there are about two thousand injuries in the NFL.

Many people at Eagle High love football. Perhaps even more so, they love Fantasy Football and with the NFL well underway, it’s time for an injury update. The following details how the season of injuries seems to be shaping up going into weeks six and seven.  

According to, “As is becoming the norm, the Ravens have a lengthy injury report. None of the seven players listed on their injury report practiced this week, and all will miss Sunday’s game.” The Baltimore Ravens are far from the first team to have this many outs, but considering how early in the season it is, it’s bad news for that team.   

There is a somewhat noticeable trend in some of the injuries across the board. Most are not concussions, or more serious injuries, but instead are hamstring, ankle and knee injuries. This is becoming a more prominent trend in the NFL in the last three years, as people step over each other and bowl into each other, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better.  

The NFL has also branched out into international games, with three in and around London, England and two in Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany. Two teams are flying out and playing internationally. But, London seems to have adopted the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have played there 10 times, more than any other NFL team. With more games in the coming weeks, that means there is more potential for injuries.  

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The weeks seem to be fast moving, as the league is already on week six and week seven is fast approaching, week seven starts on Oct. 19, 2023. The week starts off with the Jacksonville Jaguars going up against the New Orleans Saints at the Caesars Superdome on Oct. 19.  

Across the 32 teams consisting of around 53 players, there is 1,696 players total. Of that total, 65 players across the league, or 3.8% of players total, are out with injuries and may not return this season. Some teams are on their third string of players. 

Another trend that is showing up in the players that are out is they seem to be from running positions like tight end, linebacker, safety and wide receiver.  

According to “Nick Bolton [a relatively well-known linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs] is out with an ankle injury. He is out for the season, or until further notice.” 

And of course, fans can’t talk about the NFL without mentioning Taylor Swift. That might seem like a weird turn to take, but it’s true. Taylor Swift has been showing up to all the recent Kansas City Chiefs games, most likely to cheer on what fans might think is her new boyfriend, the famous tight end runner Travis Kelce.  

With the NFL season being far from over, and with some of the most influential weeks right around the corner, it’s exciting to keep up with player injuries and other happenings in the Fantasy league. Football fans shouldn’t forget to change their rosters before the week starts.  


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Azriel Bennett
Azriel Bennett, Reporter
Hi! My name is Azriel, and I'm a sophomore at Eagle High School. Some of my interests outside of school are writing, reading, and gaming, listening to rock music, and sleeping. I also love history like Greek myth and early American history.
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Hi! I am Branson Faulk and I'm a sophomore at Eagle High School. This is my first year on The Stampede staff and my favorite things to do are play sports and go boating.
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    Dallin SnooksOct 19, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Great article. Very informational!