When your NFL debut is impressive enough to spark a team to victory (over Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints) and ignite a meme then you must have done something impressive.
Robert Griffin III did. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner who joined the Washington Redskins as the No. 2 overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, RG3 authored a memorable opening chapter to his NFL career down in New Orleans. Thanks to his 320 passing yards and two touchdowns -- and perhaps that seated celebratory gesture -- Griffin was named the NFC Offensive Player Of The Week.
Of course, the Redskins' rookie was hardly the only signal caller to open the season strong. Plenty of familiar names filled up the scoreboard in Week 1, with Tom Brady helming the Patriots in a strong win, Andre Johnson topping 100 receiving yards with a score and... Mark Sanchez putting on a show.
Throwing three touchdown passes, Sanchez and the Jets' offense silenced preseason critics (for now) with a blow out win over the Bills.
Don't be fooled by all these gaudy offensive numbers, defensive statements were made in Week 1. Perhaps no unit looked more fearsome than the Houston Texans, who collectively produced one of the more dominant efforts of the opening slate of NFL games.
Which performance was the most impressive?