2011 NFL Wild Card Weekend Among the NFL's Most Memorable Ever

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2011 NFL Wild Card Weekend Among the NFL's Most Memorable Ever
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had to be pleased with the first weekend of the 2011 NFL playoffs

The Wild-Card Weekend of the 2011 NFL season is in the books. And wild is the only way to describe it.

In a best-case scenario for players and owners, it should help fans put an anxious and sometimes acrimonious lockout in the rear view mirror.

There were many ground-breaking moments and even some lessons about the importance of remembering the past.

If the first weekend is any indication of what is to come, the season that almost never was may be the best ever.

Here are storylines for each game that could live on for years to come...

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