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NFL Week 1: The best photos

Updated 7:41 AM ET, Tue September 11, 2012
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Quarterback Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders during both team's season opener on Monday, September 10 in Oakland, California. The Chargers defeated the Raiders 22-14. Enjoy the best action from Week One of the 2012 National Football League season. Getty Images
Dante Rosario of the San Diego Chargers blocks a punt attempt by Shane Lechler of the Oakland Raiders. Getty Images
Shawntae Spencer of the Oakland Raiders tries, but fails, to intercept a pass intended for Antonio Gates of the San Diego Chargers. Getty Images
Le'Ron McClain of the San Diego Chargers is tackled by Philip Wheeler of the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter of the season opener. Getty Images
Carson Palmer of the Oakland Raiders drops back to hand off the ball during the game against the San Diego Chargers on Monday. Getty Images
Le'Ron McClain of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball on Monday. Getty Images
Carson Palmer of the Oakland Raiders throws the ball during the game against the San Diego Chargers during the season opener for both teams on Monday, September 10. Getty Images
Wide receiver Brandon Tate of the Cincinnati Bengals is hit by defensive back Chykie Brown and linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Baltimore Ravens after a return in the first half on Monday, September 10. Getty Images
Wide receiver Armon Binns of the Cincinnati Bengals is tackled by cornerback Lardarius Webb of the Baltimore Ravens after catching a pass on Monday. Getty Images
Safety Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens returns an interception for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. Getty Images
Wide receiver Armon Binns is upended after catching a pass against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. Getty Images
Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates his seven-yard touchdown run against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. Getty Images
An image of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Model is displayed in the tunnel before the Ravens take on the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday. Modell died on September 6 at age 87. Getty Images
Running back Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens scores on a seven-yard touchdown run against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. Getty Images
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin of the Baltimore Ravens catches a 34-yard touchdown pass against defensive back Taylor Mays of the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday. Getty Images
Cincinnati Bengals players warm up on the field before taking on the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday in Baltimore, Maryland. Getty Images
No. 87 Eric Decker of the Denver Broncos makes a 17-yard reception as No. 29 Ryan Mundy and No. 23 Keenan Lewis of the Pittsburgh Steelers make the tackle. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 31-19 on Sunday, September 9. Getty Images
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger meet at midfield at the conclusion of the game Sunday. Getty Images
Manning attempts to get rid of the ball before being tackled by No. 50 linebacker Larry Foote of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 95 defensive tackle Derek Wolfe of the Denver Broncos celebrates after making a sack during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Getty Images
No. 33 running back Isaac Redman of the Pittsburgh Steelers rushes with the ball as No. 96 defensive end Mitch Unrein of the Denver Broncos makes the tackle on Sunday. Getty Images
No.18 quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos throws against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 33 running back Isaac Redman of the Pittsburgh Steelers holds off No. 94 linebacker Lawrence Timmons of the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 31 strong safety Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks breaks up a pass intended for No.11 wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals during the third quarter on Sunday. Getty Images
No.11 Alex Smith of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass during the NFL season opener against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 89 James Jones of the Green Bay Packers celebrates with fans after catching a 10-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 55 Ahmad Brooks of the 49ers sacks No.12 Aaron Rodgers of the Packers on Sunday, September 9, in Wisconsin. Getty Images
No. 86 Todd Heap of the Cardinals is tackled after making a catch against the Seahawks on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 95 defensive end Charles Johnson of the Carolina Panthers sacks No. 5 quarterback Josh Freeman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 84 Randy Moss of the 49ers catches a 14-yard touchdown pass in the first half of the game against the Packers on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 54 linebacker Lavonte David of the Buccaneers tackles No.1 quarterback Cam Newton of the Panthers on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 3 Russell Wilson of the Seahawks is sacked by No. 51 Paris Lenon of the Cardinals on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 12 Aaron Rodgers of the Packers runs away from pursuit by No. 99 Aldon Smith of the 49ers in the first half of the game on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 11 Alex Smith of the 49ers is sacked by No. 52 Clay Matthews of the Packers on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 3 Russell Wilson of the Seahawks avoids a tackle by No. 50 O'Brien Schofield of the Cardinals on Sunday. Getty Images
Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seahawks talks with side judge Mike Riley on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 85 Brandon Lloyd of the New England Patriots jumps over No. 24 Coty Sensabaugh of the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 82 Brian Hartline of the Miami Dolphins completes a reception as he beats No. 25 Kareem Jackson of the Houston Texans on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 27 Stephon Gilmore of the Buffalo Bills tackles No. 84 Stephen Hill of the New York Jets on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 22 Stevan Ridley of the Patriots is tackled by No. 32 Robert Johnson of the Titans. Getty Images
No. 9 quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints throws the ball as he is tackled by No. 91 Ryan Kerrigan of the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 3 Blair Walsh of the Minnesota Vikings kicks a field goal against the Jacksonville Jaguars during overtime on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 10 Robert Griffin of the Redskins celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the Saints on Sunday. Getty Images
No.23 Arian Foster of the Texans leaps over No.30 Chris Clemons of the Dolphins for a touchdown in the second quarter on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 25 cornerback Richard Sherman of the Seahawks walks out onto the field before the season opener against the Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday. Getty Images
No.25 running back LeSean McCoy of the Philadelphia Eagles is hit by No. 95 defensive lineman Juqua Parker of the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Getty Images
No.7 quarterback Matt Cassel of the Kansas City Chiefs throws a pass on Sunday. Getty Images
No.27 Tavon Wilson of the Patriots intercepts a tipped pass in the end zone against the Titans on Sunday. Getty Images
No.12 quarterback Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is grabbed by No. 90 Julius Peppers of the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Getty Images
No.22 Matt Forte of the Bears breaks away from No.23 Vontae Davis of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Getty Images
No.10 Josh Scobee of the Jaguars has his extra point blocked by No. 20 Chris Cook of the Vikings in the second quarter on Sunday. Getty Images
In Detroit on Sunday, No.39 Steven Jackson of the St. Louis Rams is tripped up by No.55 Stephen Tulloch of the Detroit Lions. Getty Images
No.81 Owen Daniels of the Texans loses the ball after taking a hard hit by the Dolphins defense in Houston on Sunday. Getty Images
Wide receiver No.11 Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons catches an eight-yard touchdown pass against defensive back No.35 Jacques Reeves of the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 80 Jimmy Graham of the Saints fights for a fumble with No. 24 DeJon Gomes of the Redskins on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 6 Jay Cutler of the Bears ends up on his back after being hit while passing against the Colts in Chicago on Sunday. Getty Images
Tight end No. 88 Tony Gonzalez of the Falcons carries the ball after making a catch as strong safety No. 29 Eric Berry of the Chiefs defends on Sunday in Kansas City, Missouri. Getty Images
No. 81 Aaron Hernandez of the Patriots bows after catching a touchdown pass against the Titans on Sunday in Nashville. Getty Images
Cornerback No. 22 Brandon Boykin of the Eagles is hit by wide receiver No.16 Joshua Cribbs of the Browns on Sunday in Cleveland. Getty Images
No. 80 Jimmy Graham of the Saints celebrates a touchdown against the Redskins on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 6 Mark Sanchez and No. 15 Tim Tebow of the Jets celebrate a touchdown against the Bills during their season opener at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 11 Aldrick Robinson of the Redskins celebrates a touchdown against the Saints during their season opener in New Orleans on Sunday. Getty Images
No. 51 Paul Posluszny of the Jaguars brings down No. 12 Percy Harvin of the Vikings during the first quarter of the season opener in Minneapolis on Sunday. Getty Images
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, No.10, takes the field at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, for the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, September 5. Getty Images
No. 85 Kevin Ogletree of the Dallas Cowboys drags No. 21 strong safety Kenny Phillips of the New York Giants into the end zone to score a touchdown in the third quarter on Wednesday. Getty Images
No. 85 Kevin Ogletree of the Dallas Cowboys dives into the end zone to score during the Cowboys' 24-17 win over the New York Giants on Wednesday. Getty Images