September 10, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard (31) celebrates after Ed Reed (not pictured) scores a touchdown during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium.
Ref needs helmet and pads
Oakland Raiders linebacker Travis Goethel (50, left) argues with San Diego Chargers cornerback Marcus Gilchrist (38) and linebacker Demorrio Williams (58) during the first half at O.co Coliseum.
Williams won't let go
Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden (20) is tackled by San Diego Chargers linebacker Demorrio Williams (58) during the first half Monday at O.co Coliseum in Oakland.
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) catches a touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders free safety Matt Giordano (27) during the second quarter Monday at O.co Coliseum in Oakland.
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd (80) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter Monday against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum.
Free safety Reggie Nelson (left) of the Cincinnati Bengals breaks up a pass intended for tight end Dennis Pitta (88) of the Baltimore Ravens during the second half Monday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.
If they can do it ...
While Bengals receiver Armon Binns (85) goes airborne in an attempt to avoid the tackle of the Ravens' Lardarius Webb, it was actually host Baltimore that dominated the air on Monday night, as the no-huddle Ravens beat AFC North rival Cincinnati 44-13 on the final day of Week 1.
Defensive back Jeromy Miles (45) of the Cincinnati Bengals tackles tight end Ed Dickson (84) of the Baltimore Ravens after Dickson made a catch during the second half Monday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (No. 82) tries to fend off a tackle from Cincinnati safety Reggie Nelson in the second half Monday Night. Smith kicked off the season with a 52-yard catch of a pass from QB Joe Flacco on the Ravens' first play from scrimmage of the season.
Strike a pose
Ravens running back Ray Rice (center) celebrates the first of his two touchdowns Monday night, this one with Torrey Smith far left) and Marshal Yanda.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, a Super Bowl MVP more than a decade ago, hugs Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps before Monday's game.
Let's get it started
The Bengals and Ravens line up during Monday night's game in Baltimore.
Revisiting the pain
The Pittsburgh Steelers ended the 2011 season with a loss in Denver in the playoffs. They opened the 2012 season with a similar result as Broncos defensive tackle Derek Wolfe (No. 95) and defensive end Elvis Dumervil (No. 92) hit Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field on Sunday night. The Broncos and new QB Peyton Manning own 31-19.
Welcome to Denver!
Defensive back Tracy Porter made a name for himself with an interception of Peyton Manning which he returned for a TD in the Super Bowl while with the New Orleans Saints. On Sunday night, he helped Manning, his new teammate, with a pick-six against Pittsburgh in the fourth quarter of the Week 1 win.
There he is again
On this play, Tracy Porter takes down Pittsburgh running back Jonathan Dwyer in the first half Sunday.
All over the place
San Francisco 49ers' Ahmad Brooks (No. 55) leaps up to sack Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (No. 12) during the second half Sunday. In perhaps Week 1's most glamorous matchup, the 49ers won at Lambeau Field, 30-22.
Walking off a hero
Arizona's Kevin Kolb, who lost his starting job in the preseason, tosses a hat into the stands in celebration Sunday after leading the Cardinals to a 20-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks at Glendale, Ariz. He came in to replace injured starter John Skelton.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (22) runs with the ball as Carolina Panthers linebacker Jason Phillips (53) grabs onto his jersey to defend in the second half at Raymond James Stadium.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver James Jones (89) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers safety Dashon Goldson and cornerback Chris Culliver.
Reel it in
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Charly Martin drops a pass while under pressure from Arizona Cardinals defensive back Michael Adams.
Who wants it?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) defends Carolina Panthers wide receiver Louis Murphy (83) catch in the second half at Raymond James Stadium.
Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley celebrates a touchdown by jumping into the stands at Lambeau Field.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib and linebacker Quincy Black defend Carolina Panthers wide receiver Brandon LaFell following an interception.
Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett takes the field to start the game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back LeGarrett Blount jumps over the tackle of Carolina Panthers safety Charles Godfrey.
New York Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie scores a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson dives for the loose ball intended for San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker.
All tied up
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham pulls down a touchdown pass against Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher (59) and defensive back Madieu Williams (41).
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin makes a catch over Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly.
Not this time
Dolphins defensive back Richard Marshall knocks the ball away from Texans WR Andre Johnson.
Find some Shady
LeSean McCoy runs through Browns defensive back Sheldon Brown.
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing hauls in an interception off Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill.
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel is hit and wrapped up by a group of Falcons defenders.
Down the sideline
Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph runs with the ball after a first-half interception against the Dolphins.
Saints tight end dunks the ball over the goal post after hauling in a touchdown catch from Drew Brees.
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford looks for an open receiver under pressure from the Lions.
Give him credit
Just months after suffering a gruesome knee injury, Adrian Peterson is back on the field and scoring touchdowns.
There it goes
Jake Locker watches as the ball slips out of his hand as he's hit by Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones.
Hold on to it
Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe comes down with the ball, but takes a lick from Falcons CB Brent Grimes.
Bears DT Matt Toeaina gives a vicious hit to Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck.
Texans star Arian Foster takes Dolphins linebacker Cameron Wake for a ride.
Oh, he's open
Saints QB Drew Brees spots tight end Jimmy Graham and unleashes a touchdown pass in the first quarter.
The Jaguars make sure Vikings QB Christian Ponder doesn't get any extra yards on this play.
No arm tackles
Lions RB Kevin Smith keeps Cortland Finnegan at bay during this first half run.
Hit the deck
Titans rookie WR Kendall Wright has a decision to make as the secondary approaches to make the tackle.
High and tight
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez works on his form before his team takes on the Titans.
Trent Richardson gets his first taste of NFL regular season action against a tough Eagles defense. This isn't gonna be easy.
Reach for it
Reggie Bush's goal is to lead the NFL in rushing this season. He'll fight for every yard.
Whoops! Robert Griffin III picks up his own fumble on this play, but enjoys a solid start to his NFL career.
Looking for space
Bears QB Jay Cutler dodges the rush and looks for a passing lane against the Colts.
Miles Austin puts the Cowboys two touchdown ahead with this clutch fourth-quarter touchdown catch.
Domenik Hixon shows some good hands with this reception in the second half. Too bad some of his teammates couldn't do the same.
Get him down
Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee gets his hands on Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw.
Until his key touchdown grab, Miles Austin had a relatively tame performance. But he came through when it counted.
Going the other way
LB Michael Boley comes up with the first interception of the 2012 NFL season when he picks off Tony Romo in the first half.
Dez is back
Dez Bryant makes the catch in traffic and is taken down by Chase Blackburn. Good to see Dez back on the field.
Show of strength
Giants linebacker Keith Rivers tries to shake off a block from Jason Witten and take down DeMarco Murray at the same time. Good luck.
Right into the pile
Felix Jones runs into a mass of humanity, but he still holds on to the ball.
Tony Romo looks downfield as DeMarco Murray stays in to block in the first quarter. Both offenses struggle to get going.
Out of the smoke ...
... comes the New York Giants to begin the 2012 NFL season.
Feel the fireworks
MetLife Stadium erupts in a fiery display after the national anthem is played before the Cowboys-Giants game.