Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/18/14
It’s Wednesday and you would swear it is Christmas around here.It’s 95 degrees and we are all sweating bullets, so no, it’s not the holiday season. But it could be because football is back, alive and well across the nation tomorrow night.My prayers have been answered. After following teams in rookie camps, practices, OTA, training camps and preseason, the “real” NFL is here.Baltimore and Denver kick things off to wet our palettes for Sunday’s action and two Monday night games.Maybe this is better than Christmas, who knows.For the football fan like me, this is Religion 101 and it all starts with the Super Bowl champs and the team that most figure to be the AFC’s representative in the big game come February. If this were professional wrestling, I’d be screaming, “What a Rush!”What does this season hold for the Ravens, who are without Ray Lewis, Ed Reed and other defensive starters and key reserves? Can Peyton Manning continue to create magic as he slips closer to 40 than 30?How does J...
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