Ed Reed, Robert Griffin III set NFL records in week 1

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With the start of the 2012 season, NFL history — on both sides of the ball — is in the making. Watch how players and teams etched their way into record books in Week 1.

Ed Reed

Move over, Rod WoodsonEd Reed is now the all-time leader in interception return yards with 1,497.

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Peyton Manning

In his return to the NFL, the Broncos quarterback threw his 400th and 401st touchdown passes. Manning is now third on the Passing TD Leaders list behind Brett Farve (#1) and Dan Marino (#2).

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New England Patriots

With a 34-13 defeat of the Tennessee Titans, the New England Patriots have won their last 9 season opening games, the longest current winning streak in the NFL.

Two touchdown passes in the game put Tom Brady fifth on the Passing TD Leaders list. His current tally is 302.

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David Akers

The San Francisco 49ers kicker tied the NFL record for longest field goal with a 63-yard kick. Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam and Sebastian Janikowski also have claim to this feat.

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Matt Stafford

The Detroit Lions quarterback  passed for 350+ yards in 4 consecutive games. The only other quarterback to do so is Drew Brees.

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Ryan Tannehill

The eight overall pick became the first rookie quarterback in Dolphins history to start in Week 1. The Miami Dolphins were defeated 30-10.

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Robert Griffin III

In his week 1 win over the New Orleans Saints, the Washington Redskins rookie became the only player in NFL history to pass for 300+ yards and 2 touchdowns without throwing a pick.

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New York Jets

Mark Sanchez and the Jets scored 48 points over the Buffalo Bills. The most under Rex Ryan.

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