Heading into the month of November, NFL teams are working hard to peak at the right time while also praying to the football gods for an injury-free finish.
Heading into Week 9, there have already been some significant injuries to key players throughout the season, such as Brian Cushing, Julio Jones, Dennis Pitta, Jermichael Finley and Reggie Wayne—just to name a few.
The Cincinnati Bengals are the latest team to suffer a catastrophic loss after Geno Atkins was lost for the season with a torn ACL on Thursday Night Football, as noted by Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com:
Lewis confirms Geno torn ACL right knee— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) November 1, 2013
Unfortunately, there were a few more big injuries to marquee players this weekend, as well. Here's a look at the top players who went down in Week 9.