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Statistically, two is not a trend. But we're calling it anyway:

2014 is the Year of the Jump-Kick.

First there was Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers planting a foot on the face mask of Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning (which, admittedly, drew a fine):

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On Sunday night, the Green Bay Packers' Jarrett Boykin (perhaps) one-upped Brown by getting a leg to the ball before Chicago Bears punter Pat O'Donnell could kick it:

Jarrett Boykin and Pat O'DonnellAP Images/Morry Gash

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It's hard out there if you're a fan of the Cleveland Browns. Your team has been in the competitive wilderness for years, your history is full of disappointment and despair, and your team's potential franchise quarterback still hasn't done anything of note in his NFL career. Two fans at the Browns-Titans match on Sunday (which Cleveland won!) made their feelings apparent by creative usage of custom jerseys:

Ouch. We're especially impressed at the fact that they chose the custom jersey medium for this message. It's not exactly marble or canvas, but we feel this elevates it from a simple joke to actual art.

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AP Photo/Denis Poroy

NFL Week 2 questions

The NFL's second week has come and gone, and both Washingtons made big news. The D.C. version saw its team lose quarterback Robert Griffin III to an ankle injury -- but win in big fashion anyway behind Kirk Cousins. The team from the state of Washington, meanwhile, was stunned in a 30-21 loss to the Chargers, with cornerback Richard Sherman being called out by San Diego players. What do you make of the week's major storylines?

  • Which of these was the most surprising outcome of Week 2?

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  • Which of these 2-0 teams is most for real?

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  • Which of these 0-2 teams has been most disappointing?

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  • Is Andrew Luck an elite quarterback?

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  • When both are healthy, who should be Washington's starting quarterback?

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  • What is Robert Griffin III's NFL future?

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  • Some Chargers suggested Richard Sherman was "exposed" as a cornerback during Sunday's 30-21 Seahawks loss. Was he?

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  • How worried should Seahawks fans be about their team giving up 30 points to the Chargers on Sunday?

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  • Should the Giants bench Eli Manning?

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  • Which game is more indicative of the Cowboys this season?

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  • Will the Lions (1-1) make the playoffs?

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  • Are the Panthers (2-0) legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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  • How worried should Saints fans be about their 0-2 start?

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  • The Saints were the overwhelming preseason favorites in the NFC South. Has their 0-2 start and the Panthers' 2-0 start changed your opinion on who will win the division?

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  • What do you make of the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Steelers on Thursday night?

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  • Is Steve Smith still an elite receiver?

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Thoughts on NFL's opening week?

The NFL is back! On the first Sunday, some teams (San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos) won as expected, others (New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots) suffered surprising defeats, and a few more (Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs) were downright demoralized. On Monday, the Detroit Lions grabbed the headlines by routing the New York Giants. What's your take on some of the major questions from Week 1 action?

More: Are the Seahawks poised to repeat?

  • Which team was most impressive in Week 1?

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  • Which team's fans should be most worried after Week 1?

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  • How will the Lions fare this season if Calvin Johnson stays healthy?

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  • Is Calvin Johnson the best player in the NFL?

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  • Should Antonio Brown be further punished for his kick of Browns punter Spencer Lanning on Sunday (he was penalized 15 yards)?

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  • Is Tony Romo done as a quality starter in the NFL?

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  • Will injuries hamper Jadeveon Clowney throughout his career?

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  • What do you make of the Colts' coming back from 24-0 down to lose 31-24 (with a possession to tie the game late in the fourth)?

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  • What do you make of the Titans' 26-10 win at the Chiefs on Sunday?

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  • What do you make of the Bills' 23-20 win at the Bears on Sunday?

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  • What do you make of the Dolphins' 33-20 win over the Patriots on Sunday?

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  • What do you make of the Falcons' 37-34 overtime win over the Saints on Sunday?

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Your 2014 NFL predictions?

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!

More: Predict: Over/unders | Your Power Rankings? | Rank: #NFLRank top 20

  • Which team will win the NFC East?

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  • Which team will win the NFC North?

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  • Which team will win the NFC South?

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  • Which team will win the NFC West?

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  • Which team will win the AFC East?

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  • Which team will win the AFC North?

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  • Which team will win the AFC South?

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  • Which team will win the AFC West?

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  • Which team will finish with the NFL's best record (assuming there are no ties)?

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  • Which team will finish with the NFL's worst record (assuming there are no ties)?

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  • How confident are you feeling about your favorite NFL team heading into the 2014 season?

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  • Who will win NFL MVP?

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  • Which rookie will have the biggest impact in 2014?

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  • Which team will win the NFC?

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  • Which team will win the AFC?

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  • Which team will win the Super Bowl?

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