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The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers in the first of what should be many intriguing games in this wide-open league. What will happen this year? Read our experts' NFL preview, then cast your votes below!
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Drew Brees already has a well-deserved reputation for accuracy -- he's completed 65.9 percent of passes in his career, a mark that puts him among the all-time leaders -- but you won't believe just how dead-on he can be until you watch him bulls-eye a Frisbee at Saints training camp.
Seriously, that is perfect -- as dead-center as you can get on a target that doesn't move in any way like, say, a wide receiver (or Jimmy Graham). We can't imagine the type of light-speed calculations Brees must be doing in order to pull that off, mainly because we struggle to throw crumpled-up pieces of paper into a trash can from 5 feet away.
Saints, Niners prevail in NFC
The wild-card round of the 2013-14 NFL playoffs nearly belonged to all the road teams. In the AFC, the Chargers beat the host Bengals, while a furious rally was all that saved the home-standing Colts versus the Chiefs. In the NFC, there were no exceptions. Thanks to last-second field goals in both games, the Saints on Saturday tipped the Eagles, and the 49ers on Sunday braved bitter-cold conditions to take out the Packers. Does either NFC team have another road win in it?