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>>Bears Crush Colts To Spoil Luck's NFL Debut

(Chicago, IL)  --  Jay Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bears to a 41-21 season-opening win over Andrew Luck and the Colts.  Brandon Marshall had 119 yards and a score in his Bears' debut, while Alshon Jeffrey finished with three catches for 80 yards and a touchdown in the win at Soldier Field.  Matt Forte [[ for-TAY ]] added 80 yards and a TD on the ground, and Michael Bush found the end zone twice.  Luck finished 23-of-45 for 309 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in his NFL debut.  The top overall draft pick out of Stanford recorded the first passing touchdown of his career in the fourth quarter on a four-yard toss to Donnie Avery.  Donald Brown had a 14-yard rushing score and Jerrell Freeman added a three-yard, pick-six for Indianapolis.

>>Smith, Lions Edge Rams In Final Seconds

(Detroit, MI)  --  Kevin Smith hauled in a five-yard touchdown from Matthew Stafford with ten seconds left in the game as the Lions walked away with a 27-23 season-opening win over the Rams.  Smith also had a five-yard rushing score in the fourth quarter for Detroit.  He finished with 62 yards on the ground and 29 through the air.  Stafford went 32-of-48 with 355 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions for the Lions.  Calvin Johnson hauled in six catches for 111 yards in the win.  Cortland Finnegan took a 31-yard interception to the house and Sam Bradford added a 23-yard TD toss to Brandon Gibson for St. Louis.  Bradford finished 17-of-25 for 198 yards with a touchdown in defeat.

>>Niners Hold Off Packers

(Green Bay, WI)  --  Alex Smith threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns as the 49ers knocked off the Packers, 30-22.  Frank Gore rumbled for 112 yards and a score, and Randy Moss and Vernon Davis each had touchdown grabs for San Francisco.  David Akers tied an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal in the victory at Lambeau Field.  Aaron Rodgers passed for 303 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for Green Bay, which had won 13 straight regular season games at home.  James Jones and Jermichael Finley had touchdown catches in the loss.

NFL
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Minnesota Vikings 26, Jacksonville Jaguars 23 (OT)
New York Jets 48, Buffalo Bills 28
Houston Texans 30, Miami Dolphins 10
New England Patriots 34, Tennessee Titans 13
Washington Redskins 40, New Orleans Saints 32
Philadelphia Eagles 17, Cleveland Browns 16
Atlanta Falcons 40, Kansas City Chiefs 24
Arizona Cardinals 20, Seattle Seahawks 16
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16, Carolina Panthers 10
Denver Broncos 31, Pittsburgh Steelers 19

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