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Friday, September 9, 2011
BBAO: A thrilling start to 2011

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

We're Black and Blue All Over:

NOT FAR FROM GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Well. Our 2011 regular season got off to a bang Thursday night, didn't it? In a few hours, I'll post our weekly Free Head Exam post to review the Green Bay Packers' 42-34 victory against the New Orleans Saints, discussing among other things quarterback Aaron Rodgers' uncharacteristic postgame expression of vengeance.

My plans for Friday also include a Final Word on the rest of Sunday's games, which obviously and unavoidably have gotten the short shrift here this week. At some point, I also need to make it back to NFC North blog headquarters. But while we have a moment, let's catch some reaction to the game from around the country and also spin ourselves around the division: