Maybe this should have been a sign of things to come for Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden.
During the pregame ceremonies, Weeden was trapped underneath a huge American flag being draped across the field. Weeden tried to get out of the way, but it was too late as he was soon immersed by the gigantic flag.
Weeden's day didn't get much better as he went 12-35, 118 yards passing, and threw four picks, but the Browns almost pulled off the upset against the Eagles (Vick didn't fare much better).
Welcome to the NFL, Brandon.
Pittsburgh Steelers fullback David Johnson is out for the season after tearing his ACL in the first quarter of the Steelers opening preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Coach Mike Tomlin referred to the injury as a "significant knee inury" and the loss of Johnson creates a huge hole for the Steelers. Johnson was going to play both fullback and tight end this upcoming season.
The Steelers now have only one fullback on their roster, Will Johnson, an undrafted rookie from West Virginia.
To make matters worse, the Steelers lost the game, 24-23, to their cross state rivals.
Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters re-injured his right Achilles tendon in a fall at his home.
Peters was on his Roll-A-Bout at the time when the device gave way and Peters fell on his face and ruptured his surgically repaired Achilles tendon. Peters plans on suing the makers of Roll-A-Bout, a device used for people with leg or foot injuries to move around freely.
A second surgery was performed on Peters and set his recovery time back by about three weeks.
Peters was not expected to play during the 2012 season after originally rupturing the Achilles in March while working out.
The NFL's Week 10 is just about over (Okay it is over, Monday Night's game is going to be a stinker) and there are things to take away for it and things to learn. I will go over each game in short responses. So here we go.
Norv Turner's seat just went from hot to 5 alarm fire. The AFC West has become this year's NFC West.
Never count out Belichick and Brady. Jets continue to underachieve and Sanchez is still overrated.
PUNT THE BALL!
The Steelers' defense finally showed up and in the most opportune time. Could this be the end of the Bengals this season?
It always something for the Browns and note to Coach Shurmur: defenses do win championships, but you do need an offense as well.
Midnight just about struck for Fitzpatrick and the Bills. Cowboys surprisingly still alive.
Good news Colts fans, you have a bye next week. Just six more games, Colts.
Look like you can win with a quarterback who can't throw. Also, Kansas City seriously, with Denver's offensive strategy you still didn't predict they would run.
Congrats Miami, you won your first game at home in seven tries, now there is no way you get Andrew Luck now.
The Eagles once again prove my theory: The Eagles are HIGHLY OVERRATED. Andy Reid's seat is ingulfed in flames, but then again it is every year.
Houston has the best record in the AFC? Good for them. I still don't trust them.
Welcome back, Chris Johnson! Wherever have you been?
Will the real Seahawks or Ravens please stand up?
Don't look now, but here come the Bears, even without Cutler playing well.
The Niners are in fact for real and looks like Eli Manning can't win them all.
Well that's it for my brief synopsis of the week that was in the NFL. Next week has some big games, Cincinnati will prove if they are for real when they play the Ravens. The Eagles go into MetLife Stadium to try get back on track and beat the NFC East leading Giants and will the Chargers end there horrendous skid when they face he red hot Bears? Until next week, folks.
An arrest warrant was issued for free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens after failing to show up for a court hearing regarding child support payments.
Owens tried to reschedule the October 24 hearing due to his televised workout for NFL teams. However, no teams attended Owens' workout.
According to a spokesperson, Owens is looking for a new attorney and was representing himself while trying to change the hearing date. Owens now has new attorneys and will deal with the issue of the warrant later in the week.
Owens is trying to modify his child support payments. The payments were based on his salary with the Dallas Cowboys when he was making $12 million in 2007.
Owens, 37, is trying to latch onto an NFL team after undergoing knee surgery earlier in the year. He last played for the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010, making 72 receptions for 983 yards and scoring nine touchdowns.
A third round pick by the 49ers out of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Owens has played for the 49ers, Eagles, Cowboys, Bills, and Bengals. He ranks sixth all-time in receptions with 1,078, second in receiving yards with 15,934, and tied for second, with Randy Moss, for touchdown receptions with 153.
The Detroit Lions were preparing to trade running back Jerome Harrison to the Philadelphia Eagles. But when the Eagles performed a physical on Harrison they found a brain tumor and voided the deal.
The trade would have sent Eagles running back Ronnie Brown to Detroit for Harrison and a seventh round pick. Ronnie Brown, prior to the failed physical, expressed his happiness with joining the Detroit Lions.
Harrison is most likely out for the year, but his long-term prognosis is good and may play football again. The trade most likely saved Harrison's life as he would have never taken a physical had he stayed with the Lions.
Without Harrison, the Lions are short on running backs with Jahvid Best being advised by doctors to sit out the rest of the season after suffering the second concussion of the season on Sunday.