Originally posted on Know It All Football  |  Last updated 9/5/13
The National Football League has finally returned as week one kicks off Thursday night at Mile High Stadium for a rematch of a key 2012 AFC playoff matchup! Here are some match-ups and potential story lines to look forward to during the opening week of the 2013 NFL season. Who is going to contain Wes Welker? With Lardarius Webb occupied with Demaryius Thomas, it may be up to Baltimore Ravens’ strong side linebackers (Terrell Suggs, Daryl Smith) or whomever is assigned nickel coverage duties to contain the adroit Welker. Baltimore doesn’t have much strength in pass coverage and will have to rely on pressure to get Peyton Manning to make mistakes. It will be interesting to see how complete the chemistry between Manning and Welker is during their first game together as well as how the Ravens defense works together without Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. Will the Bears’ O-Line give Matt Forte enough running room? The Chicago Bears are going to need a big game out of Forte if they want to win at ...
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