Kaeding boots five FGs
Nate Kaeding (10) of the San Diego Chargers kicks a 41-yard field goal against the Oakland Raiders during their season opener at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sept. 10, 2012 in Oakland.
Kaeding kicked five field goals and Philip Rivers threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd to spoil Dennis Allen's debut as Oakland coach by beating the Raiders 22-14.
Credit: Getty Images/Ezra Shaw
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) fumbles the ball as he is sacked by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis in the second half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sept. 10, 2012. Baltimore recovered the ball on the play. The Ravens won 44-13.
Credit: AP Photo/Gail Burton
Manning leads Denver past Pittsburgh
Quarterback Peyton Manning (18) of the Denver Broncos delivers a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sept. 9, 2012 in Denver. Manning overcame Pittsburgh's 10-minute advantage in time of possession and led a hurry-up offense that helped the Broncos beat the Steelers 31-19 in his Denver debut. The four-time MVP coming off four neck surgeries that wiped out his final season in Indianapolis last year completed 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked twice and bounced up both times without trouble.
Credit: Getty Images/Doug Pensinger
49ers overwhelm Rodgers, Packers
San Francisco 49ers' Chris Culliver (29) breaks up a pass intended for Green Bay Packers' Jordy Nelson during the second half of an NFL football game, Sept. 9, 2012, in Green Bay, Wis. The 49ers' defense kept Aaron Rodgers and the Packers out of the end zone for most of the day -- then made sure they didn't give the game away.
Showing the same brand of dominant defense that powered them to the NFC championship game last season, the 49ers smothered Rodgers and the Packers offense, then made one last stand to stop a late rally in a 30-22 victory on Sunday.
Credit: AP Photo/Mike Roemer
Cardinals edge Seahawks
Arizona Cardinals tackle Adam Snyder, right, and Seattle Seahawks defensive back Jeron Johnson are separated by an official during the first half of their NFL football game, Sept. 9, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals defeated the Seahawks 20-16. It was a triumph that came despite a mistake by the NFL's replacement officials that gave Seattle a timeout with 30 seconds left when, in reality, the team had none remaining.
Credit: AP Photo/Paul Connors
Bucs stifle Panthers
Safety Ronde Barber (20) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers returns an interception against the Carolina Panthers during the game at Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 9, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. The lone holdover from the Bucs' Super Bowl
champion of 10 years ago had an interception, sack and key stop on Cam Newton as the Buccaneers beat the Carolina Panthers 16-10 in their debut under coach Greg Schiano on Sunday.
Credit: Getty Images/J. Meric
Patriots open with blowout of Titans
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) scrambles away from Tennessee Titans' Mike Martin (93) and Karl Klug (97) in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sept. 9, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Brady threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, and the defending AFC champion Patriots routed the Titans 34-13 for their ninth straight season-opening win. It's the longest current streak in the league.
Credit: AP Photo/Joe Howell
No offense? Jets unload on Bills
New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez celebrates with wide receiver Stephen Hill after Hill scored a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium, Sept. 9, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. With a whole lot of Sanchez, a sprinkling of Tim Tebow and a dominant first-half effort by the defense, New York manhandled the Bills, routing their AFC East rivals 48-28 in the season opener Sunday.
Credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans
RG3 leads 'Skins to stunner vs. Saints
Robert Griffin III (10) of the Washington Redskins tries to avoid a tackle by Johnny Patrick (32) of the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sept. 9, 2012 in New Orleans.
Showing a veteran's composure by scrambling only when necessary, the dynamic Redskins rookie quarterback tormented New Orleans' defense with 320 yards passing and two touchdowns, and Washington held on for 40-32 victory over the Saints on Sunday.
Credit: Getty Images/Chris Graythen
Vikings top Jags in first new-OT game
Blair Walsh (3) of the Minnesota Vikings kicks a field goal against the Jacksonville Jaguars during overtime of the season opener on Sept. 9, 2012 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rookie Walsh kicked four field goals, including a 55-yarder as regulation ended and another in overtime to lift the Vikings to a 26-23 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Credit: Getty Images/Hannah Foslien
Ryan throws for 3 TDs, Falcons blast Chiefs
Quarterback Matt Ryan (2) of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates with tackle Justin Blalock (63) and tackle Tyson Clabo (77) after a touchdwon during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 9, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, one of them to tight end Tony Gonzalez in his return to Kansas City, and Atlanta used a second-half surge to pull away for a 40-24 victory.
Credit: Getty Images/Jamie Squire
Cool Stafford leads Lions past Rams
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks down field during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in Detroit, Sept. 9, 2012. Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left, lifting the Lions to a 27-23 win over the Rams.
Credit: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
Tannehill debuts but Texans dominate
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) is sacked by Houston Texans defensive end Tim Jamison (96) as Brooks Reed (58) and Earl Mitchell (92) join the tackle during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game, Sept. 9, 2012, in Houston.
Tannehill, the eighth overall pick in the draft, completed 20 of 36 passes for 219 yards in his NFL debut. But he threw three interceptions in a game-turning stretch late in the first half, and the Texans marched to an impressive opening win in what they believe can be a Super Bowl
season. The Texans won 30-10.
Credit: AP Photo/Eric Gay
Eagles overcome Browns, Vick's picks
Tight end Clay Harbor (82) of the Philadelphia Eagles scores a touchdown as he is hit by linebacker Kaluka Maiava (56) of the Cleveland Browns during the season opener at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sept.9, 2012 in Cleveland. Overcoming four interceptions -- and nearly a fifth -- Michael Vick threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Harbor with 1:18 left, and the QB rallied the penalty-prone Eagles to a nerve-racking, 17-16 win over the Browns.
Credit: Getty Images/Matt Sullivan
Cutler, Bears spoil Luck's debut
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) passes against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Sept. 9, 2012. Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, Marshall added 119 yards receiving with a TD, and the Bears spoiled Andrew Luck's debut, beating the Colts 41-21 in the season opener.
Credit: AP Photo/Jim Prisching
Dallas Cowboys wide receivers Miles Austin (19) and Kevin Ogletree (85) celebrate Ogletree's touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sept. 5, 2012, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Cowboys waited all year for another shot at the Giants. When they got it in the 2012 season opener, they were ready, winning 24-17 in a game that wasn't really that close.
Credit: AP Photo/Bill Kostroun