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Not A Good Week To Be An NFL Quarterback

It's been a bad week to be a quarterback in the NFL. Kansas City Chiefs fans know that well enough with QB Matt Cassel possibly being out for the year.

But there were a number of quarterback injuries in the last week.

Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub suffered a foot injury that is expected to sideline him for the entire season. Sounds like his situation is a little like Cassel's where the Texans are hoping he can return at some point. He'll be replaced by QB Matt Leinart.

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has a thumb injury but the Steelers are on a bye this week so he has some extra time to heal before Sunday Night Football in Week 12 against the Chiefs. He's expected to play that game.

Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick has a pair of cracked ribs and his status is unknown right now. He hurt them at some point in last week's game against the Arizona Cardinals. There are debates on whether he'll be available but it sounds like a one-week situation, at most.

In Arizona, the Cardinals may be playing without QB Kevin Kolb again. The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders are still in the (somewhat) early stages of breaking new quarterbacks in. Add in the quarterback situations with the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Seattle Seahawks, and you have some pretty ugly quarterback play out there.

But that's not all quarterbacks. It seems there's a significant gap between the haves and have-nots around the NFL. Several quarterbacks, like Drew Brees, Tom Brady and (especially) Aaron Rodgers are en route to historic seasons.