The Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys seized their opportunities to set the tone for the 2012 NFL season. The Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts did not.
There are few Americans who failed to notice that professional football returned this weekend—it's too bad that some teams didn't seem to care.
Each grade is based on what the team did on the field compared to outside expectations. The rankings are just as subjective in nature, but reflect an opinion on where the team currently sits.
So click through to find out where your team is ranked and its grade for the first week of NFL play.