Peyton Manning got intercepted near the goal line on the game's opening possession and watched from the sideline the rest of the night as the visiting Denver Broncos beat the Chicago Bears 31-3 in the exhibition opener Thursday .
All eyes were on Manning, and the results were mixed for the four-time NFL MVP.
Considering he missed all of last season with a nerve injury in his neck that led to his tearful farewell from Indianapolis, it was hardly a surprise.
On a cool and rainy night, he completed 4 of 7 passes for 44 yards.
"He was remarkable," Broncos coach John Fox said of Manning.
Eagles 24, Steelers 23: Andy Reid was welcomed back to the sideline with a standing ovation. Then Philadelphia gave its grieving coach a small reason to smile. Alex Henery kicked a 51-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to lift the Eagles to a victory.
After the Steelers went up on Daniel Hrapmann's 42-yarder with 1:57 left, Trent Edwards led the Eagles back on an 11-play drive to set up Henery's kick. Reid coached the Eagles just two days after his son Garrett's funeral.
Redskins 7, Bills 6: Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III needed only three passes on his third and final drive to show glimpses of stardom.
After a muffed handoff and no first downs in his first two series, RG3 found his rhythm by completing his final three passes for 58 yards,
Ravens 31, Falcons 17: Baltimore backup Curtis Painter threw three second-half touchdown passes. Atlanta's Matt Ryan led two touchdown drives, including a scoring pass to Julio Jones, before Painter took over.
Patriots 7, Saints 6: Will Smith crunched Tom Brady, forcing a fumble in the first quarter. It may be Smith's biggest play for a while. One of four players punished in New Orleans bounty scandal, Smith was suspended for the first four regular-season games.
Brady went 4 of 7 for 30 yards. Former Cal running back
Shane Vereen had seven carries for 62 yards for New England.
Chargers 21, Packers 13: Shannon Eastin became the first woman to officiate an NFL game, and Philip Rivers had a touchdown, an interception and a fumble in limited action for San Diego. Eastin was the line judge for the seven-man crew of replacement officials.
Aaron Rodgers had an interception and a fumble in three series for Green Bay.
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews is expected to miss at least a month after breaking his collarbone.
Seahawks: Seattle said it violated the NFL's collective bargaining agreement by allowing Terrell Owens to practice in shoulder pads during his first on-field practice.
The team said it unintentionally committed the violation and that Owens should have just been in a shell and not shoulder pads during his debut practice Wednesday. League spokesman Greg Aiello said the NFL is gathering facts.
Browns: Trent Richardson won't play against Detroit on Friday.
"We are hopeful he will be ready for our Week 1 game against Philadelphia," coach Pat Shurmur said. Richardson, the running back drafted No. 3 overall, had what Cleveland termed "routine arthroscopic" knee surgery by Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla.
Andrews did a similar procedure on Richardson on Feb. 3, to repair damaged meniscus cartilage.