Thoughts on NFL's opening week?

The NFL is back! On the first Sunday, some teams (San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos) won as expected, others (New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots) suffered surprising defeats, and a few more (Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs) were downright demoralized. On Monday, the Detroit Lions grabbed the headlines by routing the New York Giants. What's your take on some of the major questions from Week 1 action?

More: Are the Seahawks poised to repeat?

  • Which team was most impressive in Week 1?

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      22%
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      15%
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      40%
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      11%

    Discuss (Total votes: 67,599)

  • Which team's fans should be most worried after Week 1?

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      14%
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      46%
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      31%
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      9%

    Discuss (Total votes: 181,852)

  • How will the Lions fare this season if Calvin Johnson stays healthy?

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      35%
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      54%
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      11%

    Discuss (Total votes: 76,323)

  • Is Calvin Johnson the best player in the NFL?

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      50%

    Discuss (Total votes: 439,949)

  • Should Antonio Brown be further punished for his kick of Browns punter Spencer Lanning on Sunday (he was penalized 15 yards)?

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      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 103,334)

  • Is Tony Romo done as a quality starter in the NFL?

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      65%
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      35%

    Discuss (Total votes: 94,223)

  • Will injuries hamper Jadeveon Clowney throughout his career?

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      64%
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      36%

    Discuss (Total votes: 52,803)

  • What do you make of the Colts' coming back from 24-0 down to lose 31-24 (with a possession to tie the game late in the fourth)?

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      55%
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      45%

    Discuss (Total votes: 60,968)

  • What do you make of the Titans' 26-10 win at the Chiefs on Sunday?

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      25%

    Discuss (Total votes: 41,321)

  • What do you make of the Bills' 23-20 win at the Bears on Sunday?

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      34%

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  • What do you make of the Dolphins' 33-20 win over the Patriots on Sunday?

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      46%
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      31%

    Discuss (Total votes: 42,236)

  • What do you make of the Falcons' 37-34 overtime win over the Saints on Sunday?

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      8%
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      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 41,381)

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NFL is back; will Seattle repeat?

The Seattle Seahawks started this season the way they ended the last one: with an emphatic -- albeit not quite as dramatic -- win over a talented team with a star quarterback. Instead of embarrassing the Denver Broncos like in the Super Bowl, this time Seattle beat the Green Bay Packers 36-16 in the NFL's first game of 2014. Is this a sign that the Seahawks are in for a repeat?

How will the Seahawks be as a team in 2014?

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    53%
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    17%

Discuss (Total votes: 500,286)

  • Did you watch Thursday night's opening NFL game between the Packers and Seahawks?

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      49%
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      34%
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      17%

    Discuss (Total votes: 65,898)

  • Will the Seahawks repeat as Super Bowl champions?

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      43%
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      57%

    Discuss (Total votes: 64,349)

  • If the Seahawks don't win the Super Bowl, which team will?

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      12%
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      33%
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      10%
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      14%
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      31%

    Discuss (Total votes: 70,319)

  • How worried should Packers fans be about the team's 36-16 loss at the Seahawks on Thursday night?

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      21%
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      60%
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      19%

    Discuss (Total votes: 29,380)

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The NFL is back, with the Green Bay Packers visiting the defending Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.

The players have come a long way, too. And we're not just referring to the Packers' flight to the Pacific Northwest. So as the 2014 season gets underway, let's take a look at some of the Packers' and Seahawks' stars, then and now:


Aaron Rodgers

Aaron RodgersTwitter/@E60

Aaron RodgersTim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports


Russell Wilson

Russell WilsonInstagram/dangerrusswilson

Russell WilsonAP Photo/Paul Sancya


Richard Sherman

Richard ShermanFacebook/Richard Sherman

ShermanMark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports


Clay Matthews

Clay Matthews then & now

Courtesy of Clay Matthews

Clay MatthewsAP Photo/Bill Kostroun


Earl Thomas

Earl ThomasFacebook/Earl ThomasThomas, right.

Earl ThomasAP Photo/John Froschauer


Malcolm Smith

Malcolm SmithFacebook/Malcolm Smith

Malcolm SmithFocus on Sport/Getty Images


Kam Chancellor

Kam ChancellorInstagram/bambamkam

Kam ChancellorJoe Nicholson/USA TODAY Sports


Eddie Lacy

Eddie LacyTwitter/Lil_Eazy_Ana_42

Aaron Rodgers, Eddie LacyAP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast


Randall Cobb

Randall CobbInstagram/mr_nance47Cobb, center.

Randall CobbDavid Banks/Getty Images

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You can make golf into a miserable journey, a constant self-battle that seemingly will never be won.

Or you can be like Tommy Morrissey.

The 3-year-old from southern New Jersey isn't lamenting his lack of distance off the tee, nor the struggles in his short game. Morrissey, according to myfoxphilly.com, was born without a full right arm due to a blood clot that prevented the arm from developing below the elbow. Yet he took an interest in the game when he was 1, and now he can hit the ball better than pretty much anyone his age -- and even some adults.

Check it out:

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We've seen a "Seinfeld Night," courtesy of the New York Mets' Class A affiliate, complete with show-themed bobbleheads, a renamed ballpark and many other tributes to the hit sitcom.

But now someone in California -- probably some low talker -- had the idea to do one better: On Nov. 16, the Bakersfield Condors, an Edmonton Oilers affiliate in the ECHL, will don "puffy shirt" jerseys, in reference to one of "Seinfeld's" many famous episodes (check out this clip for more) and to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary.

Yes, this is what they're wearing. They look like they're going to swing in on a chandelier.



The references don't end with the "puffy" theme. The uniforms also will be "sponsored" by companies from the show (Vandelay Industries, Pendant Publishing, etc.). And instead of wearing their own names, players will sport those of 25 famous characters. The 20 already chosen are: Jerry, George, Kramer, Newman, Frank Costanza, Puddy, J. Peterman, Steinbrenner, Morty Seinfeld, Uncle Leo, Art Vandelay, Kenny Bania, Lloyd Braun, Jackie Chiles, Crazy Joe Davola, Mandelbaum, Bubble Boy, Keith Hernandez, Mickey Abbott and, erm, one we can't print here. Fans can vote on the final five. A draft will take place to determine who wears which.

Jerseys will be auctioned off after the game to benefit the M.A.R.E. Riding Center in Bakersfield.

This is the place where we'd usually add more "Seinfeld" references, but we'll just let the team's Twitter account take it away:




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