The first Sunday of the 2013 NFL season has brought with it late drama, 10 games decided by a single score or less and a host of highlight reel plays, in case you missed it, here’s what happened.The highly fancied Seattle Seahawks had a tough time of it against the Carolina Panthers but they managed to grind out a tough 13-6 victory when Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse with a 43 yard bomb late in the the piece to score the game’s only touchdown. Wilson would end with an impressive 25-33 for 320 yards passing but he found himself frustrated all day long in the red zone. It was a similarly low scoring affair at Heinz Field as the Tennessee Titans defence led them to a shock 16-9 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. After a less than auspicious start that saw them conceding a safety on the game’s opening kickoff; the Titans defence would go on to dominate and shut out the Steelers up until the final two minutes of the game. The news only got worse for the Steelers with star centrer Maurice Pouncey ruled out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL. The Andy Reid era in Kansas City began with a convincing 27-2 win over the lowly JacksonvilleJaguars but it was soured by a quad injury to star running back Jamaal Charles. Alex Smith looked a very comfortable fit for the Chiefs offence but it looks like being a long season for the Jaguars, with Blaine Gabbert pulled from the game after going 16-35 for 121 yards with two interceptions. Sean Payton’s return to coaching was also successful as the New Orleans Saints scored a big 23-17 victory over divisional rivals the Atlanta Falcons. In scenes reminiscent of last year’s NFC Championship game, Matt Ryan led the Falcons to the Saints’ 5-yard line in the dying minutes but once again failed to find the game winning score. Drew Brees threw for 357 yards and Ryan 305 in what is becoming a customary aerial shootout between the duo. A field goal with just nine seconds remaining allowed the New England Patriots to survive a scare and defeat the Buffalo Bills 23-21 with Danny Amendola playing a starring role. Wes Welkers replacement made four catches on the game winning drive and ended with 10 catches for 104 yards. For the Bills, rookie quarterback EJ Manuel looked impressive on debut, going 18-27 for 150 Yards and throwing two touchdowns. Late field goal drama was also the story of the New York Jets 18-17 victory over the Tampa BayBuccaneers. Ryan Lindel looked to have won it for the Buccaneers when he kicked a field goal with just 34 seconds remaining, but a moronic penalty from Lavonte David, shoving Geno Smith when he was out of bounds brought the Jets into field goal range and Nick Folk kicked the winner for the Jets from 48 yards out with just two seconds remaining. Cincinnati Bengals star A.J. Green hauled in a massive 9 receptions for 162 yards and 2 touchdowns but it was Chicago Bears wideout Brandon Marshall who proved the match winner, as Jay Cutler found him in the end zone midway through the final quarter to secure a come from behind 24-21 victory. On defence, cornerback Charles Tillman once again made things happen, forcing two interceptions that proved vital for the Bears as they overturned a 21-10 deficit. The Miami Dolphins began their season in promising fashion with a 23-10 win over the ClevelandBrowns who made it nine straight opening day defeats. Ryan Tannehill showed positive signs, throwing for 272 yards and showing poise to lead a match winning drive in the final quarter. Conversely, Brandon Weeden had a largely forgettable day, throwing three interceptions in a poor display that was not helped by his flaky offensive line. In one of the days most entertaining games, new running back Reggie Bush’s 191 all purpose yards led the Detroit Lions to a 34-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Last season’s MVP Adrian Peterson began the season in style, busting out a 78 yard touchdown run on his first carry of the match but he would only manage another 15 rushing yards for the game as the Lions defence bottled him up. It was a case of new season, same story for the Indianapolis Colts, as Andrew Luck led yet another fourth quarter comeback, running in a 19 yard touchdown with five minutes to play to help his side overcome a plucky Oakland Raiders side 21-17. After going down 14-0, Terrel Pryor showed he had some serious wheels, rushing for 112 yards and then driving his side to the Colts 8-yard line in the final minute of the game but a 16-yard sack by Robert Mathis would halt the drive and save the Colts from a major opening day boilover. Anquan Boldin picked up where he left off with the Ravens, making 13 catches for 208 of Colin Kaepernick’s 412 passing yards, as the San Francisco 49’ers won a thriller over the Green BayPackers 34-28. The key talking point from the game will be the controversial moment when the 49ers were given another shot at a third down after the officials incorrectly ruled offsetting penalties instead of it remaining fourth down. The 49ers then scored a touchdown from the ensuing play instead of having to settle for a field goal attempt which proved decisive. The game was a classic shootout, with 726 total passing yards compared with just 153 rushing yards. The St. Louis Rams overcame an 11 point deficit to beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-24 with Sam Bradford leading a game winning drive in an impressive two minute drill. With the scores level the Rams marched 50 yards in eight plays before ‘Legatron’ Greg Zuerlein sealed the win, making it 4-of-4 field goals on the day. Carson Palmer showed that talk of his demise is off the mark with a fine passing display but it was not enough to overcome an improving young Rams side who showcased a new dynamic looking offence. The New York Giants gave away the ball and the game to the Dallas Cowboys 31-36 on Sunday night. Turnovers plagued Big Blue, and they had six in total including two fumbles from David Wilson and three interceptions from Eli Manning. The Giants starting running back — just like last year — was promptly benched, and his replacement Da’Rel Scott got the remainder of the carries. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo took a nasty shot to the ribs at the end of the first half, but managed to get back out on the field for the second half, although he still looked more than a little pained. Despite a fightback from the Giants, the Cowboys managed to close out the game and get the win at home. The Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles continued the NFC East turnover tradition, combining for three fumbles and two interceptions on the night. The good news is the Eagles' new offensive system under Chip Kelly appears to work. The Eagles broke out to a massive 33-7 lead late in the third quarter. Despite reports that his knee is fine, RG3 clearly looked hampered and rusty for much of the match. The Redskins turned it into a game however with a late push, managing three touchdowns before the Eagles managed the on-side kick and iced the game. The Houston Texans managed their own comeback against the San Diego Chargers, winning 31-28 after being in a 21-point deficit. The Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw for an impressive four touchdowns and was able to spread the ball around. However, Texans quarterback Matt Schaub calmly led the fight back, and kicker Randy Bullock nailed the 41-yard field goal to give Houston the win. San Diego fans will be all-too-familiar with their team's collapse. Last season they blew five halftime leads. - That’s it! Don’t forget to look for more quick snap recaps next week!