At the start of each NFL season, a host of player debuts snatch the headlines. But this year, well, it's different.
It's more significant, more captivating.
Think about it.
Andrew Luck's debut. Robert Griffin III's debut. The debuts of three other rookie quarterbacks. Peyton Manning in Denver Bronco orange. Mario Williams with the Bills. Adrian Peterson coming off injury. Maurice Jones-Drew fresh off a holdout. The second year for the Panthers' Cam Newton after a historic 2011. Rob Gronkowski and Drew Brees too.
Safe to say, the excitement you're feeling right now about Kickoff Weekend of the 2012 season, and the season as whole, is warranted.
Here are some last-minute predictions for every game this week.