8 NFL Players, Teams and Coaches Who Shut Up Critics in Week 1

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8 NFL Players, Teams and Coaches Who Shut Up Critics in Week 1
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For seven months all NFL fans had to satisfy their insatiable thirst for the pigskin was speculation.

How would the presence of Tim Tebow affect Jets starter Mark Sanchez?

Would Andy Reid prove he was worth one more year in Philly?

And, probably the hottest topic of the offseason, would Peyton Manning be worth the money Denver paid for him coming off his latest neck surgery?

Week 1 in the NFL answered many of those questions. For some. For now.

But some under the microscope folded, while others shined. 

So, who shut up the critics in the first full week of NFL games? Read on.

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