The Seattle Seahawks won Thursday night's game against the Arizona Cardinals 22-16, but lost much more.
Star Richard Sherman is out for the season with a ruptured Achilles. Left tackle Duane Brown sprained an ankle, safety Kam Chancellor had a stinger and the injury list went on and on from there.
After last week's Thursday night loss to the Jets, Bills guard Richie Incognito was highly critical of players being asked to play on a short turnaround.
"You know, it's tough man. These Thursday night games, they suck," he said. "They throw a wrench in our schedule. It's absolutely ridiculous that we have to do this.
"As physical as this game is and as much preparation that goes into this, to force us to play games on four-day weeks, it's completely unfair and bull----. Whatever. The league makes money off of it, and that's all they care about anyway."
The issue of Thursday night football and the quality of play continues to emerge almost weekly. The current television contract for the games is valued at $1.86 billion but ends after this season.
When asked about the Thursday night game and the injuries, here is Seattle's Doug Baldwin:
“It’s Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C, Exhibit D, Exhibit Z. Thursday night football should be illegal. It is not OK. It's not OK. You can quote me on that. This is not OK." Baldwin injured his groin in pregame warmups but played.
Here is Seattle's Bobby Wagner on Thursday night football: