Remember back when we were young and naive about the NFL?
Like, four weeks ago?
The New Orleans Saints were Super Bowl-bound. Green Bay's Eddie Lacy was primed to win the rushing title. And Michael Sam was the biggest issue on the league's plate.
The Saints are 1-3. Lacy has averaged 40.3 yards rushing in his first four games. And while Sam is a footnote — the league's first openly gay player is now on the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad — domestic-violence issues have taken center stage.
Through the first quarter of the regular season, a lot of theories floated this summer have unraveled like a cheap knockoff jersey.
Ten of the surprising truths...