AccessMyLibrary provides FREE access to millions of articles from top publications available through your library.
Byline: Scott Brown
Sept. 04--A protracted staredown between owners and players resulted in the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987. The sides eventually met in the middle, or close to it, saving the 2011 season and ensuring labor peace for at least the next 10 years. The loss of the offseason, however, made for a frantic first couple of weeks in the preseason. Teams scrambled to sign draft picks and free agents, and coaches tried to wring as much out of practices that the new collective bargaining agreement would allow. With that frenzied period in the rearview mirror -- and the regular season set to kick off Thursday followed by a full slate of games Sunday -- here is a look at 10 burning questions.
Will there be a Super Bowl rematch? History says no. It happened once, in 1993, when the Dallas Cowboys buried the Buffalo Bills for a second consecutive season. But the defending champion Green Bay Packers could be …