An NFL team starts 11 players on offense and 11 players on defense. That's 22 starters total. Ideally, you want all 22 to be healthy every week. Worst case, you can deal with a few being banged up or even out for the game.

The Chicago Bears listed 11 of their 22 starters on their injury report on Wednesday. If you're thinking to yourself right now that 11 of 22 seems like a whole lot, I can confirm that it is indeed a whole lot.

Let's take a look at the report. We've helpfully identified the starters for you:


We already know Jay Cutler and Danny Trevathan are out for a number of weeks with thumb injuries and out several weeks. Eddie Goldman is out for about a month with a high ankle sprain. Lamarr Houston tore his ACL and is presumably done for the year. Adrian Amos and Bryce Callahan suffered concussions on Monday and will have to enter the protocol. The other guys are all dealing with lingering injuries of some kind but have been playing through them (and the list doesn't even include Kyle Long, who is playing through a torn labrum).

But still ... damn. That is so many starters on the injury report. The Bears are not a healthy team right now.