The NFL season is back like it never left. While we could've done without the useless NFL preview and prediction shows, we finally get to see the players lay it all out on the field. There will be no "secret sauce" comments and it will all come down to the touchdown passes, catches, and runs on offense as well as the turnovers forced and hard hits on defense.

Before the NFL season actually starts on Thursday night (Sept. 5), take a look at some of the most vicious, spine-tingling and gruesome hits. These hits might make you get a little queasy but they'll definitely grab your attention. These blows come from all over the field and come from every position you can imagine (even punters). Here are the 50 Most Brutal Hits in NFL History.