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The 10 best shots from Week 1

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Between the 9/11 tributes and the intense on-field action, there were plenty of memorable sights from the opening Sunday of the 2011 season. Take a look at what our photo editors picked for the top 10 photos of Week 1 and let us know if you agree or disagree.

10. America!

Jaguars fans wave flags and cheer as two military jets perform a fly over during 9/11 pregame ceremonies in Jacksonville.

Stephen Morton/Associated Press

9. Never forget

Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith shows his 9/11 tribute gloves before the game against the Cardinals.

Ralph Freso/Associated Press

8. Flex time

Ravens running back Ray Rice shows his might after scoring a touchdown against the Steelers.

Nick Wass/Associated Press

7. Catch a Brownie by the toe

Browns wide receiver Josh Cribbs can't shake Bengals defensive end Jonathan Fanene.

Eric P. Mull/US Presswire

6. A hairy situation

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones makes a catch over Bears defensive back Brandon Meriweather.

Mike DiNovo/US Presswire

5. Rooooaaaarrrr!

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis reacts after intercepting a pass.

Nick Wass/Associated Press

4. All hail mighty Megatron

Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson catches a touchdown pass over Buccaneers defensive back Aqib Talib.

Brad Barr/US Presswire

3. All aboard the Hillis train

Browns running back Peyton Hillis is brought down by a swarm of Bengals defenders.

Andrew Weber/US Presswire

2. Eat rubber pellets

Steelers defensive back Bryant McFadden gets a face full of FieldTurf as Ravens Anquan Boldin grabs a pass for a touchdown.

Patrick Semansky/Associated Press

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