After uncertainty as to whether this year's season would even begin, the NFL preseason has started off with a bang as teams ready themselves for the upcoming season.
Pittsburgh Steelers Troy Polamalu returns an interception in the second quarter of the pre-season game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 18, 2011. UPI/Archie Carpenter
New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork (75) and Gerard Warren (62) chat during warm ups before a preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on August 11, 2011. UPI/Matthew Healey
Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton (1) laughs after running the ball during first half action, between the Miami Dolphins, and the Carolina Panthers at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida on August 19th 2011. The Miami Dolphins beat the Carolina Panthers 20-10.. UPI/Susan Knowles