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>>Falcons Face Bears In Windy City Battle

(Chicago, IL)  --  A pair of 2010 division winners battle in Week One as the Atlanta Falcons face the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.  The Falcons earned the top seed with an NFC-best 13-and-3 record last season, winning the NFC South.  After going 7-and-1 at home during the regular season, Atlanta was upset 48-21 at home by eventual Super Bowl champion Green Bay in the Divisional Playoffs.  The Bears won the NFC Central with an 11-and-5 mark.  They beat Seattle at home in the Divisional Playoffs before losing to the Pack in the NFC Championship Game.

>>Eagles Soar Into St. Louis To Play Rams

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Teams with high expectations meet Sunday as the Eagles visit the Rams in St. Louis.  With a new long-term contract, quarterback Michael Vick begins his first season as the full-time starter for Philadelphia.  He made an MVP bid last year after taking over early on for the injured Kevin Kolb, who is now in Arizona.  The Eagles won the NFC East at 10-and-6, but lost to Green Bay in the Wild Card round.  After going 1-and-15 in 2009, the Rams nearly made the playoffs last year at 7-and-9 behind rookie QB Sam Bradford.  They missed out on the final day of the season, losing at Seattle in a game that decided the NFC West champion.

>>Rams Name Trio Of Season Captains

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The Rams have named their team captains for the 2011 campaign.  In a vote of both coaches and players, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end James Hall and kicker Josh Brown have been selected.  The Rams also name weekly captains, with this week's being former Eagles safety Quintin Mikell, wide receiver Danny Amendola and wide out Brandon Gibson.

>>Packers Hold On For Thrilling Win Over Saints

(Green Bay, WI)  --  The Packers opened defense of their Super Bowl title with a thrilling 42-34 win over the Saints.  After a pass interference call, Green Bay's defense stopped a Mark Ingram rush at the goal line on the game's final play to preserve the win.  Aaron Rodgers threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns, while Greg Jennings had seven grabs for 89 yards and a score in the win.  The Packers will be on the road to face the Panthers a week from Sunday.

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