Fall's colors: Black and blue
Week 1's injury list is a reminder about how important durability is in a long season
Just as the NFL season is under way, so is the war of attrition. Once again, there are reminders that this isn't just about talent; this is about health.Already the Detroit Lions have lost their franchise quarterback, Matthew Stafford, to a separated shoulder. The Green Bay Packers lost starting running back Ryan Grant to a torn ligament in his ankle. The Philadelphia Eagles lost Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver and center Jamaal Jackson to season-ending injuries. The New York Jets lost defensive tackle Kris Jenkins to another torn anterior cruciate ligament.
The Schef's Specialties
Game of the week: Patriots at Jets: New York invited this pressure; New England is happy to apply it.Player of the week: Browns QB Seneca Wallace -- This is expected to be his chance to prove why Mike Holmgren traded for him. Upset of the week: San Francisco over New Orleans: Mike Singletary can thank Pete Carroll again after the upset.
Adam Schefter is an ESPN NFL Insider.
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