This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.
We all know the feeling. It's Sunday, the sun is slowly lowering beyond the horizon, and the blunt realization that Monday is approaching hovers over you in the waning moments of the weekend. You guessed it. Those are the "Sunday Scaries." Fortunately for us, we have football. Ah yes — our beautiful game — the one cure we can all agree on in these divisive times. That is, unless the games become just as gut-wrenching to watch as the clock counting down to the work week.
Week 2 gave the phrase "Sunday Scaries" a whole new meaning.
"Christian McCaffrey is heading to the locker room." These words are enough to send any fantasy manager into hiding. The consensus No. 1 pick in most fantasy drafts suffered myriad injuries in 2020, including a high ankle sprain, a shoulder injury and he even tweaked his quad during a practice. The high ankle sprain occurred Week 2 last season, so the eerie sense of déjà vu hit fans hard Sunday. However, it turns out all that worry was for not, as CMC only missed a short amount of time with cramping in his calf — the price to pay for carrying your team's offense for the better part of five years, I guess.
In that same game, a divisional matchup between the Panthers and the Saints, the latter came crashing back down to Earth following a brilliant performance against the Packers in Week 1. New Orleans went from looking like an offensive