Could week 1 have possibly gone any better for the two NFL teams separated by merely an hour on I-95?
The Washington Redskins were road underdogs featuring a rookie, albeit highly-touted rookie, quarterback playing in a hostile environment against a former Super Bowl MVP quarterback.
The Baltimore Ravens faced adversity of their own, missing the NFL's 2011 Defensive MVP, Terrell Suggs, and coping with the recent death of former owner Art Modell.
Both teams passed week 1 tests with flying colors. The Redskins, led by No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III, stunned the New Orleans Saints, 40-32, at the Louisiana Superdome. The Ravens rolled over the Cincinnatti Bengals on Monday Night Football, 44-13.
We want to know your impressions on the first week of professional football in the DC-Baltimore area.
Did the Redskins and Robert Griffin III exceed your expectations, or were you buying into the hype before the season? What do you expect from the Redskins in week 2?
What are your thoughts on the Ravens' dominant week 1 performance? Can quarterback Joe Flacco and the offense continue to score points like they did against the Bengals? Will the defense come back down to earth without Terrell Suggs in week 2?
Where in your community did you watch the games? Do you stay at home or frequent a local restaurant? If you go out, where's the best spot? If you stay home, do you order in food?
Tell us in the comments!