Cam Newton and the Biggest Surprises of NFL Opening Weekend

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Cam Newton and the Biggest Surprises of NFL Opening Weekend
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From start to finish, Week 1 in the NFL was chock-full of excitement and entertainment. Football-starved fans were greeted with an opening week that began with an illustrious quarterback duel and culminated in a Monday night double-header that featured Tom Brady throwing for more than 500 yards and Sebastian Janikowski tying an NFL record with a 63-yard field goal.

While these accomplishments are in no doubt excellent, it would be a stretch to consider them surprising. Tom Brady is, well...Tom Brady and the Polish Cannon was seen doing this in warmups prior to his record-setting field goal.

So then what performances left fans either scratching their heads or jumping up and down for joy? 

Here are the five biggest surprises of NFL opening weekend. 

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