NFL's Hard-Hitting Fun: Five Week 2 Games That Will Be Brutal

Brian DiTullioSenior Writer ISeptember 18, 2010

Hard-Hitting Fun: Five 2010 NFL Week 2 Games That Will Be Brutal

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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is hit by Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 3
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    You want hits? We'll give you hits.

    There are hits, and then there are HITS. Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens smashed the New York Jets in Week 1 while the Packers and Eagles forced the creation of a new triage center in the tunnel on the way to the locker rooms.

    This Sunday will be no different as some of the matchups will get brutal.

    But that's just one of the many reasons we all watch football.

Ray Lewis Will Destroy Carson Palmer

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    FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Carson Palmer #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals passes as teammate Bobbie Williams #63 holds off Vince Wilfork #75 of the New England Patriots during the NFL season opener on September 12, 2010 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massa
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    The Bengals got their butts whipped last week by the New England Patriots.

    This week they have to deal with Ray Lewis, who even at 35 years old still is a force to be reckoned with.

    Expect the sound bytes out of this game to include a lot of groaning and cries of pain.

Mark Sanchez Is In For Another Rough Day

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 13:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets gets sacked by Haloti Ngata #92 of the Baltimore Ravens during their home opener at the New Meadowlands Stadium on September 13, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim
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    If Mark Sanchez thought last week was tough, now he gets to play a real grudge match against the New England Patriots.

    There's no love lost between these two teams, and the bone-crunching hits will be coming fast and furious.

The Steelers vs. The Titans, 'nuff Said

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    PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 12:  Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons attempts to run through a tackle by James Farrior #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the NFL season opener game on September 12, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Ph
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    See the guy in the photo with the million-dollar hair? Yeah, Troy Polamalu hits hard.

    The Steelers also have one of the league's all-time cheap-shot artists in Hines Ward, so you know there's going to be some pushing and shoving out there.

    (Note To Steelers Fans: ESPN and NFL Network have done more than one piece on Ward's reputation as a cheap-shot artist, so save the hate for someone else.)

    The Titans under Jeff Fisher always have been a hard-hitting team, so there's going to be some busy trainers on the sidelines at this game.

The Bears Could Be In Trouble

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    LANDOVER - SEPTEMBER 12:  Alex Barron #71 of the Dallas Cowboys defends during the NFL season opener against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 12, 2010 in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Cowboys 13-7. (Photo by Larry French/
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    The Bears do not have a good offensive line, and the Dallas Cowboys are going to want some redemption after last week's game.

    It could be an ugly day to be a Bears fan.

The Manning Bowl Will Feature Mannings Being Hit

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    HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 12:  Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL season opener against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium on September 12, 2010 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    The Manning Bowl is going to be more than a quarterback clinic. Each Defense will be tasked with taking the other Manning down.

    That's the best gameplan you can have, and it will be painful for Archie to watch.


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