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NFL Week 1: A change of seasons, and a season of change?
NFL Week 1: A change of seasons, and a season of change?

It's too early to know if a changing of the guard is afoot in the NFL, but Sunday's openers suggested a shake-up. • Atlanta beat New Orleans in overtime, 37-34, with the Falcons making an early bid to be this season's worst-to-first team. For 11 years in a row, at least one franchise has gone from last to first in its division in consecutive seasons, and although Carolina and not New Orleans won the NFC South in 2013, the Saints are considered the team to beat. Atlanta's Matt Ryan threw for a club-record 448 yards and three touchdowns. • Miami scored 23 unanswered points in the second half to upset New England, 33-20, becoming the first team since 2003 to...

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