The New England Patriots without Tom Brady looked very much like the New England Patriots with him.Jimmy Garoppolo made his first NFL start in place of Brady, who sat out Game 1 of his four-game Deflategate ban Sunday night -- and the third-year QB led the Patriots to a 23-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.The Patriots, also without injured tight end Rob Gronkowski, ran the ball nearly half the time -- they threw 65 percent of the time last season -- but in many ways, this offense didnt look much different with Garoppolo at the helm.His final stats: 24 for 33 for 264 yards and a touchdown (on his first drive) along with 12 yards rushing and -- get this -- one pass catch. He caught a ball that was deflected back to him by a Cardinals lineman and took it for a three-yard gain. Most telling: On third down, Garoppolo went 8 for 10 for 107 yards and seven first downs.Arizonas Larry Fitzgerald (two TDs) caught three of his eight passes on the closing drive to help the Cardinals reach field-goal range with 41 seconds left. But a low snap from Kameron Canaday led to a wide-left miss from 47 yards by Chandler Catanzaro.After a day in which every other team in the AFC East lost, the Patriots headed back home in a familiar spot -- first place. Theyll play their next three games, all without Brady, at home.In case you missed it, here are the other top topics after the NFL seasons opening Sunday:MAKING A POINT (OR TWO): If the opening Sunday of the NFL season is a day for making statements, then consider the Oakland Raiders and their coach, Jack Del Rio, to have spoken the loudest. When the Raiders got the ball, trailing New Orleans by seven, Del Rio let his team know theyd be going for a win, not a tie and overtime, after they scored a touchdown. After Derek Carr moved Oakland downfield for that touchdown with 47 seconds left, Del Rio stuck to his word -- going for 2, even when the book says to take the tie. Carr threw to Michael Crabtree, who reached over Ken Crawley and made the grab. Oakland won 35-34. I didnt really ask for any feedback there, Del Rio said of his game-winning decision.ANTHEMS: The most visible signs of protest during national anthems played across the league on the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks came from Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters , who raised a black-gloved fist in a gesture reminiscent of what sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos did at the Olympics in 1968. Later, four Miami Dolphins kneeled on the sideline with hands on their hearts while The Star Spangled Banner played in Seattle. On the opposite sideline, a different scene: The Seahawks listened to the anthem with their arms interlocked. San Francisco backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick inspired the debate by taking a knee before preseason games to call attention to what he termed the oppression of blacks and other minorities. I still have some family in the struggle, Peters said. All Im saying is we want to educate those, the youth thats coming up.CLOCK WATCH: With no timeouts and the clock ticking under 10 seconds, Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams shouldve veered toward the sideline but didnt. It cost Dallas a chance at a long game-winning field goal attempt. This benefited the Giants, who held on 20-19, and didnt have to relive another clock-induced nightmare in Big D. In last years season-opener, Eli Manning mismanaged the clock near the Dallas goal line and settled for a field goal that gave the Cowboys the ball with enough time to drive for the winning score. The Giants went on to lose four more games after clock problems last season. The guy was trying to make a play, Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott said of Williams. You never want to knock a guy trying to make a play. If only social media were as kind.COMEBACK KIDS: In 2015, the Chiefs started 1-5 and won 10 straight to make the playoffs. To kick off 2016, they started down 24-3 and scored 30 of the next 33 to get a win. Kansas City topped San Diego 33-27 in overtime. It was the biggest comeback in the 56-year history of the Chiefs. Youre going to have games like this that show your character, show your grit, coach Andy Reid said. Im proud of the way they handled it.GAMES PEOPLE PLAY: Those who had Chargers receiver Keenan Allen on their fantasy roster might want to look at the waiver wire. Allen hurt his right knee against the Chiefs and had to be carted off the field. The Chargers had already lost receiver Stevie Johnson to a knee injury; Johnson caught 45 passes last season. 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But soon it became clear to her that she wasnt walking away from anything, but rather walking toward her family.Delle Donnes older sister Lizzie has autism and cerebral palsy. Shes been blind and deaf since birth, so the only way for her loved ones to communicate with her is via touch and smell. Being at UConn meant losing all connection to Lizzie, and an 18-year-old Delle Donne just wasnt ready for that loss. She enrolled closer to home, at the University of Delaware, and eventually found the balance of family and basketball she needed.A new short film produced by Gatorade, For The Wind, explores the relationship between the Chicago Sky star and her sister, revealing the joy Lizzie feels when touched by the wind and how special it is for Delle Donne to play in Chicago. Gatorade also constructed a temporary wind-powered art installation outside of the Skys stadium, Allstate Arena. Over 1,500 wind spinners of different colors present different images from various perspectives, including a portrait of Delle Donne visible from one vantage point.The reigning WNBA MVP joined my podcast this week to speak about the project and the serendipitous nature of being drafted by the Sky.Its pretty crazy how fate works in ways like that, she said. The wind meaning so much to the two of us and then being a part of the Windy City and playing for Chicago, it all just came to fruition.dddddddddddd Its pretty amazing that it happened that way.Now 27 and in her fourth WNBA season, Delle Donne is able to play hundreds of miles away from home in part because she can still feel Lizzie every day.Truly the first time I left Delaware was when I was drafted here in Chicago, she said. It does have that homey feel, that family feel still. And then obviously when that wind blows and kicks up, its gonna always remind me of Liz.Delle Donne also thinks of Lizzie when shes faced with challenges like injuries and illness. Shes experienced incredible highs in her short time in the league -- being named WNBA Rookie of the Year in her first season and WNBA MVP in her third -- but also some lows, including an extended absence in her second season because of a flare up of Lyme disease, and now a thumb injury for which she underwent surgery last week and is at serious risk of missing the playoffs.Thank goodness for Liz, because theres been ups and downs in my career, said Delle Donne. Once again Im able to put it in perspective and look at her life, look at the challenges shes overcome and, you know, a banged up thumb is nothing compared to what shes had to deal with.As of Monday, Delle Donne is tied with Tina Charles atop the WNBA leaderboard with 21.5 points per game. 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