I can almost smell the clipped grass. Week 1 of the NFL season offers so much in the way of possibilities. For some, this is as far as the season will go. Not to be a buzzkill, but sometime Sunday, someone's season, maybe their career and dream, is going to end. Injuries are part of this game, and I'm always going to have plenty to write about. Each week, I'll take you through every Sunday game, giving you a look at how injuries will affect both the real outcome and your fantasy team. I'll try to keep it short and simple, plus we're adding in an "upgrade/downgrade" for those of you that just skim. Of course, skimmers will miss that the upgrades/downgrades are based solely on the effects of their injuries. Don't expect
The Browns have several injuries on the defensive side, which could open things up for Cadillac Williams a bit. But the big one -- literally -- is
Two years ago, the Dolphins tried to ignore the OIR. They went whole weeks without listing any player. At the time,
The Colts always seem to have injury questions, but as long as
The key injuries here are the ones not on OIR. For the Broncos,
The only significant injury on either side is
Trying to figure out the Oakland offense is tough enough, but I think the
The Panthers have a young QB, so protecting him is key.
Having two injured safeties against a
The Cardinals come in with several injuries that could affect the gameplan.
The Sunday night game is always the toughest to read going into Sunday morning, so be aware of that. For the Cowboys, the question marks engufl the O-line, starting with