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THE NFL IS BACK! And what a fantastic feeling it is to say that! Now that there’s pumpkin spice everything, everywhere, this is undoubtedly my most favorite time of the year. Not only do we get the NFL three days a week, but we’re also approaching the NBA Finals, the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, WNBA playoffs, MLB postseason, proper football leagues playing around the clock, weekly UFC events, and more!
With the first week of the NFL season officially in the books, we finally have some concrete data to build off. I noticed some definite rust being knocked off in week one, but without any preseason games being played, I expected there would be a bumpy first couple of games. As players and coaches continue to work out the kinks, we should get a much better picture of snap count, touches, and general workload for each team going forward.
With that being said, let's jump into who's "UPNXT" for week two. Also, if you're curious to see how week one went, stick around for the recap at the end!