Anticipation high for start of season

Offensive innovations, QB questions, coaching changes provide much intrigue

Originally Published: December 26, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

All the talk turns to action this week.

Week 1 has arrived, and I can't remember a season more anticipated. The NFC is loaded. Offenses plan to quicken the tempo. NFL defensive coordinators have to figure out solutions to offenses that have puzzled college defensive coordinators for years.

Life is good in the NFL. Peyton Manning is healthy. Adrian Peterson proved he's invincible. Robert Griffin III made it back from knee reconstruction, and Revis Island is now in Tampa.

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