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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):

BrownJason Bridge/USA TODAY Sports

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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Big days for Ben and Brady

Sunday was a big day for multiple Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks from the AFC. Tom Brady went 30-for-35 with 354 yards and five touchdowns in the New England Patriots' 51-23 win over the Chicago Bears. Ben Roethlisberger had an even more memorable day, becoming the first QB in NFL history to notch a second 500-yard passing game (he went 40-for-49 with 522 yards and six touchdowns in a 51-34 win over the Indianapolis Colts). Not bad for a pair of players whose teams were considered done just weeks ago.

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  • Are the Steelers legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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  • Is Tom Brady done as an elite quarterback?

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  • Who is the better quarterback right now?

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  • Which team will win the AFC North?

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  • Are the Colts legitimate Super Bowl contenders?

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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?

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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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