15 NFL clashes worth catching this year

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After a four-month lockout, a feverish but historical free agency period and a preseason disguised as training camp the NFL’s 81st season is upon us. From the looks of things, the Vince Lombardi Trophy is up for grabs. Outside of your typical matchups and rivalries, I went through the league schedule and came up with 16 storylines of my own that may interest you. These are the games to watch and the stars (Cam Newton, Josh Freeman, Donovan McNabb, Michael Vick and Chad Ochcocinco to name a few) who will be shining.