INTRODUCTION One of the more interesting things about Week 1 is that it really seemed like a typical middle of the season week to me. This, despite the hoopla of it being the opening week of the NFL season and Tom Brady’s return to regular season action. Week 1 featured a few upsets, a few surprisingly good performances by traditionally not so good teams, and unfortunately some big injuries to key players. The most disheartening thing about Week 1 was significant injuries to key players, really just like last year. Out for the season is Brian Urlacher, the Bears’ middle linebacker and one of the best defensive players in the league. Out for a significant amount time are Troy Polamalu (SS, Steelers) and Patriots’ linebacker Jerrod Mayo, last ...
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