Injuries. Undoubtedly, the worst thing that can happen to an athlete. The effects of which can be directly felt by the team, and likewise, the hardcore fans who are giddy to don their favorite player or team’s jersey, and root for them on game day. Although we talk a lot about fantasy in this weekly column, injuries are a sad reality of sport. It robs the player, the team, the fans, and the sport, of what could have been.
When the NFL’s brightest stars such as Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Nick Bosa, and Courtland Sutton (to name a few) go down with injuries, some of which are season ending, it is a gut punch to everyone connected to football. We know it’s not fun to talk about, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the most unfortunate and glaring theme of week two. We wish everyone who suffered an injury a full and speedy recovery, and we can’t wait to see you back on the field!
With that being said, it wasn’t all bad news this week! We had one of the most entertaining games of the young season between the Atlanta Falcons and Dallas Cowboys, which saw Dallas come from behind to win, as Atlanta’s special teams unit botched their onside kick coverage, allowing Dallas to recover the ball. We also witnessed an overtime nail biter that featured Kansas City Chiefs’ kicker Harrison Butker, effortlessly convert back-to-back-to-back 50+ yard field goals, to finally sealing the deal on his third try.
And who could forget the most impressive individual performance of Sunday? Green Bay Packers’ running back Aaron Jones went off for 236 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns, eviscerating his division foe Detroit Lions. Yes, week two certainly had its ups and downs, but nevertheless, we still have work to do! Maybe we can find some solid replacements for someone you lost to an injury last week.
Let’s jump into who’s UPNXT for week three!
BONUS: Hang around until the end for a quick recap of our week two picks!