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NFL Week One Recap

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Champions return with less than a boom: The opening night of the Steelers vs. TitansNFL season was an interesting game, but not the smash mouth game everyone expected. After Titan RB LenDale White stomped on a Terrible Towel last year, many expected big hits and a blowout win for the Steelers. Although, it turned out to be a field position battle, that resulted in a 13-10 OT win for the Steelers.

Big injuries headline Week One: Bears LB Brian Urlacher is now out for the season with a dislocated wrist. There is no way the Bears can replace the void that Urlacher leaves in the linebacking core. Steelers S Troy Polamalu sprained his MCL, and is expected to miss four to six weeks. Pittsburgh should be used to this, because Polamalu’s playing style causes him to suffer an injury every year. Eagles QB Donovan McNabb suffered a cracked rib on a late hit after scoring a TD. While the Eagles are not saying much, it is thought that McNabb will sit out the Birds next three games and the bye week, giving Donovan the whole month to recover.

Late game dramatics are a trend in the first week: Denver pulled out a victory at home on one of the longest plays in the late stages that the NFL has ever seen. Broncos QB Kyle Orton threw a pass that was intended for WR Brandon StokleyBrandon Marshall, but was tipped by Bengals CB Leon Hall. The ball went straight up in the air, and right into the arms of Bronco WR Brandon Stokley. Stokely sprinted down the field and ran some of the clock off before scoring on an amazing 87 yard TD catch to win the game 12-7.

On Monday night, the New England Patriots were down fourteen with two minutes to go, against the Buffalo Bills. QB Tom Brady proved that he was back, leading the Patiots to two scoring drives, both ending in TD passes to TE Benjamin Watson. Of course, Bills CB Leodis McKelvin turned the ball over late in the game, fumbling on a kickoff return. Whether or not the Bills blew the game is up to opinion, but the Patriots definately took advantage of the mistakes.


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