As a fan of the NFL, you pretty much have to accept injuries are going to occur.
The rate and severity of the injuries are unknown, but the will happen—you just need to hope that your best players can remain healthy and stay on track over the course of the 17-week schedule.
In the "City of Brotherly Love," injuries have been a plenty this season, and some of the best talent on the team has suffered substantial injuries that has kept them off the gridiron for at least a few games.
Michael Vick, Kevin Kolb and DeSean Jackson have all had to miss at least a game already, with Vick missing the last eleven quarters at quarterback. LeSean McCoy, Trent Cole and Nick Cole have all battled injury but haven't sat out. Even so, when you play hurt you have to take more plays off, strengthening a players role under you in the depth chart. If they don't step up when they are in, the team may not play well.
At 4-3 and second in the NFC East behind the New York Giants, Philadelphia has played pretty inconsistently on both sides of the football and that could attribute to the rotation of players making it hard to find a rhythm out there.
Nonetheless, Andy Reid is confident in his team and he is a great NFL coach. The Eagles will always contend for a playoff spot, regardless of who is on the roster and who gets hurt.
Here are position by position grades on offense and defense for Philly and if there is an individual that is helping or hurting the cause immensely, he will be singled out.