*Finally football Sundays are back. Every weekend we'll take a look at important injuries you'll want to keep an eye on leading up to Sunday's kickoffs. We'll also point out any other factors that might affect your fantasy teams and some key storylines to be on the look out for as you enjoy the games. *
Key game-time decisions
Key Players Coming off Injures
Going into his eighth season, the Jags need MJD to carry the load. But coming off a Lisfranc injury, he's entering the portion of his NFL career where usually it becomes harder for running backs to keep pace.
Smith is back healthy after fighting through a triceps injury last year. For the 49ers' defense, Smith is like the koozie on your can of barley pop. Sure you'd still drink it without one, but it just wouldn't be as good.
Petyon Manning hoarded all the lightning bolts Thursday. It looks to be beautiful skies for opening Sunday.
Did you know?
Only 1.7 percent of clubs that lost their season openers have won the Super Bowl since the playoffs expanded to 12 teams in 1990. Good luck!
Cam Newton begins his pivotal "Save My Coach's Job" campaign against one of the toughest defenses in the NFL.
What sort of Brandon Weeden will we get Sunday? The Brandon who had people raving early in the preseason, or the Brandon who seemed all too much like last season's rendition?
Speaking of offensive lines, how many times will Andrew Luck hit the ground? Likely more than he should and more than his coach will be happy about.
Cecil Shorts was probably the Jags' best storyline last year. Has he gotten better, especially without Justin Blackmon on the other side?
Forget Revis and the revamped defense. We won't get a good read on that side of the ball in this matchup. Instead we should keep our eyes glued on Josh Freeman. He's playing for his job starting Sunday.
Geno, Geno, blah, blah, blah. Let's judge Rex Ryan in this game based on how his defense messes with Freeman. He's really just a defensive coordinator who is required to talk to the media.
The Packers' defense will be under the microscope this entire season. It starts with possibly their most difficult matchup. We'll get a quick look at how much work they've put in defending mobile quarterbacks.
Complain about Tony Romo all night if you like, I'll be keeping an eye on Monte Kiffin's defense. The transition from a 3-4 to 4-3 defense looked positive in the preseason. But that is the preseason. We'll see if the thin group can hold up under the real spotlight.