A couple of football championships from earlier this year proved to be instructive roadmaps for the first Sunday of NFL games.
Just like in the Rose Bowl, Marcus Mariota upstaged Jameis Winston.
Just like in the Super Bowl, the Seattle Seahawks got too clever at the end and wound up losing.
Week 1 was about spectacular quarterback debuts — Mariota, Buffalo's Tyrod Taylor, St. Louis' Nick Foles — and some agonizing deja vus.
First, Mariota. The former Oregon star was phenomenal in his NFL debut, throwing four touchdown passes in a 42-14 trouncing of Winston's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It marked the first time in NFL history that quarterbacks drafted 1-2 opened...