The NFL's new rule moving kickoffs up five yards produced a huge number of touchbacks during the opening weekend, yet a record-matching three kicks were returned for touchdowns.
The league moved kickoffs up to the 35-yard line hoping to address safety concerns, and that produced nearly triple the number of touchbacks from last year, according to STATS LLC.
For whatever reason, it also produced more touchdowns than usual. The three returns -- up from one last year -- matched the opening weekend mark set in 1970 and equaled in 1998.
"I got an opportunity to go out and show what I had," Ginn said. "It's great. You do it on the video game a lot, but you don't see it a lot in real life."
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