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NFL History: Week 1 Games That Meant Little
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Roethlisberger and the Steelers will rebound to compete as a major player in the AFC this season.

Everyone likes to determine champions after every NFL week, especially in the new gotta have, endless analyzing of every detail era we currently live in. While a team and fans should never ignore or belittle a loss, letting it set the attitude and aura of your team for the rest of the season is also too far to go.

A good friend of mine, when I worked at ESPN, joked that Primetime should do a weekly feature called "If the season ended today," starting with Week 1, just to show how crazy fans and prognosticators can get reacting to wins and losses in a given week. While fans in Pittsburgh, Dallas and Atlanta are scratching their head at their team's losses in Week 1, looking at past seasons should help calm down their fan base and get them off the ledge.

Here are some Week 1 games in NFL history that turned out to be meaningless in determining that team's success.

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