A few things to remember just before kickoffs today...Redskins’ RB Tim Hightower ran hard during the preseason, and it will be interesting to see how he fares against a Giants’ defensive unit that was hit hard by injuries over the summer…The Eagles’ defense has plenty of new faces on their defense and one of their biggest issues the last few seasons has been covering tight ends and running backs. It will beinteresting to see if Rams’ QB Sam Bradford if and can exploit this weakness as of late via rookie TE Lance Kendricks…<!--more-->There will be a lot of eyes on QB Jay Cutler in Chicago this afternoon after watching how last season ended for oft-criticized quarterback. But an intriguing matchup is Bears’ rookie RT Gabe Carimi against new Falcons’ DE Ray Edwards, who hopes to add to Atlanta’s pass rush and make Pro Bowl DE John Abraham even more effective…Via the draft, Denver added OLB Von Miller to the league’s worst defense and Buffalo added DE Marcell Dareus to the NFL’s worst rushing defense in April. Will be anxious to see if either talented defender has a Week 1 impact…For the second straight year, 49ers’ QB Alex Smith starts the season against the Seahawks and hopes to fare much better (225 yards, 2 INT, 1 returned for TD in 31-6 loss). Will yet another head coach and offensive coordinator make a difference?Most importantly, remembering those families and friends who lost loved ones that awful day 10 years ago...