Last week we saw a reminder of how quickly this game can be taken away from you as a player when Dak Prescott went down.
Then, with Alex Smith’s story, making his comeback two years after his gruesome injury, we saw the road to recovery.
I think all players could relate in some way to both of those stories and we saw a big outpouring of support for both guys.
With Dak Prescott, you saw a guy who everyone loves because of the way he treats people go down with a really nasty injury.
The main thing you have to deal with when you’re going through something like that is you’re away from your team. Even if you’re around, you’re disconnected.
It’s hard as a player not being part of that process – you feel alone, especially for a player like Dak who is such a leader.
I’ve been through that but not to the extreme scenario that he is because I wasn’t a quarterback leading a team like he is.
It’s a tough time for him but this is going to be the start of another chapter in Dak Prescott’s story, which has already been remarkable.
This week we’ve got a huge divisional game in the AFC North with the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Cleveland Browns.
This used to be a rollover game for the Steelers, an easy win, but not any more. Get rid of the helmets and the Browns might be a more talented team right now.
But the Steelers always find a way to be successful, and this game is all about who can run the ball vs who can stop the run.
That’s what this game is all about, the offence of the Browns vs the Steelers’ defence, and as a football purist I can’t wait for this physical battle.
In the NFC, we see Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers face off for what could turn out to be the last time, who knows?
These are two of the top teams in the NFC, period. They’re both led by great quarterbacks which you have to have but this game is going to be about the defences.
Tampa Bay has a great defence, I want to see if they can step up and stop Aaron Rodgers.
In the NFC, with so many good teams, it’s about which team’s defence starts to emerge in this part of the year.
This is to chance to see if either of these teams can do that.
ONE TO WATCH – Tampa Bay Buccaneers defence
Can they stop this Green Bay offence?
They’re playing much better, they stop the run, but Aaron Rodgers gives them their biggest test.