NFL Power Rankings: Week One Edition Has Colts, Cowboys Topping The List

September 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the NFL season began Thursday night with a rematch of the NFC Championship Game, another year of football kicked off with a...disappointment.
As it has been in many of the past several Thursday night opening games, which features the defending Super Bowl Champion hosting a nationally televised matchup, the highly anticipated battle has been a low-scoring, sub-par spectacle. Only once since 2005 has the kickoff game's final score been within a four-point margin (that was last year in Pittsburgh's 13-10 overtime win over Tennessee), and never in that same time period have both teams topped 20 points.
New Orleans's 14-9 victory over Minnesota had plenty of major names included, such as the Vikings's Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson and the Saints's Drew Brees and Marques Colston, but instead the only player that stood out among a collection of below-average performances was unheralded tight end Visanthe Shiancoe.
Now as Week One really gets into gear with a vari...

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