Packers' win over Saints
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints during the NFL opening season game at Lambeau Field on Sept. 8, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Rodgers came out on top in a memorable opening-night duel with Drew Brees, and the Packers made a goal-line stand on the final play of the game to beat the Saints 42-34.
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Ravens D lead easy win over Steelers
Baltimore Ravens defensive back Ed Reed (20) is tackled after intercepting a pass from Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the second half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sept. 11, 2011. The Ravens had just beaten their bitter rivals in record-breaking fashion, and some of the players felt inclined to put some perspective on their 35-7 manhandling of the defending AFC champion Steelers.
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Bears dominate Falcons
Brian Urlacher of the Chicago Bears crosses the goal line for a touchdown after picking up a fumbled ball against the Atlanta Falcons at Soldier Field on September 11, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Urlacher had an interception and returned a fumble for a touchdown, Jay Cutler threw for 312 yards and two scores and the Bears pounded Matt Ryan and the Falcons 30-12.
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Cincinnati Bengals receiver A.J. Green races to the end zone on a 41-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Bruce Gradlowski during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns in an NFL football game, Sept. 11, 2011, in Cleveland. The Bengals defeated the Browns 27-17.
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Texans rumble over Manning-less Colts
Houston Texans' Jacoby Jones (12) returns a punt 79 yards for a touchdown as defensive back Sherrick McManis (22) knocks Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee (1) to the turf in the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Houston. The Texans beat the Colts 34-7.
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Jones-Drew TD helps Jags down Titans
Maurice Jones-Drew (32) of the Jacksonville Jaguars is tackled by Shaun Smith (93) and William Hayes (95) of the Tennessee Titans during the season opener game at EverBank Field on Sept. 11, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. Maurice Jones-Drew scored in his return from knee surgery, and Jacksonville used a flawless start and some clutch plays late to edge Tennessee 16-14.
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Bills rout Chiefs behind Fitzpatrick
The Kansas City Chiefs square off against the Buffalo Bills during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on September 11, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. Ryan Fitzpatrick tossed four touchdown passes Sunday, two of them to journeyman tight end Scott Chandler, and the Bills romped to a 41-7 victory.
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Eagles roll over injury-riddled Rams
Michael Vick (7) of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass against St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on September 11, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Eagles quarterback was in dazzling form and the other Philly game-breakers were hard to catch, too, as the team opened its self-proclaimed Super Bowl
drive with a 31-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams.
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Stafford throws for 3 TDs
Matthew Stafford (9) of the Detroit Lions scrambles during the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on Sept.11, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. The third-year quarterback who's struggled to stay on the field early in his pro career threw for 305 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, helping the Lions withstand several critical mistakes and beat the Buccaneers 27-20.
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Panthers fall to Cards
Cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) of the Arizona Cardinals returns a punt for a 89 yard touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the NFL season opening game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Sept. 11, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Panthers 28-21.
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Tolbert's late TD helps Chargers rally
Running back Mike Tolbert (35) of the San Diego Chargers hurdles over a tackle against the Minnesota Vikings during their season-opening game on September 11, 2011 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. Philip Rivers threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Tolbert with 5:01 to play to lift the Chargers to a 24-17 win.
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Grossman leads Redskins past rival Giants
Rex Grossman (8) of the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 11, 2011 in Landover, Maryland. The quarterback so maligned back then in Chicago completed 21 of 34 passes for 305 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions and one lost fumble -- mostly avoiding the type of negative play that has so often defined his career - as the Redskins opened the season with a 28-14 win over the New York Giants.
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Ginn's two TD returns lift 49ers
Ted Ginn Jr. (19) of the San Francisco 49ers outruns Earl Thomas (29) and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks on his way to scoring a touchdown on a kickoff return during their season opener at Candlestick Park on Sept. 11, 2011 in San Francisco, California. Ginn returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns in a minute's span late in the fourth quarter, and the San Francisco 49ers gave Harbaugh a 33-17 win over Seattle.
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Jets rally in fourth quarter
New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) and Mark Brunell (8) celebrate Folk's 50-yard field late in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 27-24, Sept. 11, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. Left is Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (50).
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Brady lights up Miami
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sept. 12, 2011, in Miami. Brady threw for a team-record 517 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots won 38-24.
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Janikowski nails 63-yard FG
Place kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) of the Oakland Raiders celebrates his 63-yard field goal with five seconds remaining in the first half to give the Raiders a 16-3 lead over the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sept. 12, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Janikowski's kick tied the NFL field goal record. Oakland won 23-20.
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