The 2011 NFL season started with a shootout for the ages in Green Bay that wasn’t settled until the final play, and continued Sunday with more thrilling action, including a record-setting performance from No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton and a spine-tingling comeback from the New York Jets on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Catch up with all the action from an unforgettable Week 1.
Here’s what else is on tap for Monday:
- Week 1 concludes with not one but two MNF affairs, both featuring longtime division rivals. Will new faces Albert Haynesworth and Chad Ochocinco make an impact when the Patriots take on the Dolphins in Miami? Plus, get ready for Raiders-Broncos and coach John Fox‘s debut with his new team in Denver.
- The injury bug bit some teams pretty hard on the first Sunday of the season. Get an update on all the significant NFL injuries here.
- Cam Newton became the first QB in NFL history to throw for 400 yards in his rookie debut. Watch the Newton highlight reel.
- Catch all of the great snags, toe taps, layouts and one-handers from Week 1 of the season as the NFL continues its aerial trend.
- If the ground game’s more your speed, watch Beanie Wells and Mike Tolbert power their way into the end zone, plus fancy runs by Adrian Peterson and Michael Vick.
- A star wideout at Notre Dame and a ferocious defensive end in South Carolina caught the eye of NFL.com draft expert Bucky Brooks in his weekly college stock watch.
- NFL Films compiles the funniest, most inspirational snippets from training camp as coaches ready their teams for the season.
- It’s not a shock to see a fantasy star like Drew Brees putting up huge fantasy numbers, but a rookie like Cam Newton? Now it’s up to you to decide who was the top fantasy player of an exciting Week 1.
- Don’t forget to tune in to NFL Network Monday morning and afternoon for live press conferences from around the league as winning and losing head coaches react to their team’s opening-game efforts.
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