NFL Preseason Week 1 Cheerleaders

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NFL Cheerleaders: Preseason Week One

NFL Cheerleaders: Preseason Week One
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL football is back. The touchdowns, sacks and interceptions are back. The quarterbacks are back and the running backs are back.

And so are the cheerleaders. Don't forget about the cheerleaders. I know -- like I need to remind you of that.

When the NFL opened its preseason schedule in full this weekend, we saw most of the teams in true preseason form. There was sloppy play all around from penalties to turnovers as we have come to expect out of the first preseason games, but the cheerleaders were at the top of their games.

Always the true professionals, they don't need warmup games to get ready for the big stage. They were ready to go and they brought it.

Cheerleaders make the watching football, which is already pretty much the best thing around, even better. I know, it's really not possible to get better than football on our televisions after so many months without it, but they managed to pull it off.

From Tennessee to Philadelphia, they came to play and were in midseason form from the start. They don't need any glorified practices to be ready for the fans, and brought regular season game speed performances in week 1 of the preseason.

While the teams on the field were sitting starters and trotting out backups by the start of the second quarter, the cheerleaders never took a break.

Enjoy these pictures of some of the cheerleaders that graced the field during the first weekend of preseason games for the NFL.

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New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints are looking to bounce back from a disappointing season last year and their cheerleaders are ready to help.

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Jacksonville Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars
Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars may not put a lot of smiles on their fans' faces this year with their play on the field, but their cheerleaders sure will.

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Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans
Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans looked good against the Washington Redskins on Thursday night, and their cheerleaders did too.

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San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers have their eyes set on a Super Bowl this year, and so do their cheerleaders.

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Carolina Panthers

Carolina Panthers
Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Cam Newton may not have impressed for the Carolina Panthers in their first preseason game, but their cheerleaders sure did.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have plenty of question marks heading into the 2013 season, but their cheerleaders aren't one of them.

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Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders
Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders are looking for a surprise playoff birth this season, but the Raiderettes are always in postseason form.

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New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints
Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

This cheerleader must be so happy because the Saints have head coach Sean Payton back on the sidelines.

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Atlanta Falcons

Atlanta Falcons
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Ready to finally get over the hump and win a championship, the Atlanta Falcons could follow the lead of their cheerleaders.

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Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles may not have won the first game under head coach Chip Kelly, but the cheerleaders came out on top.

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Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts
Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

The Indianapolis Colts and their fans are excited about this season, and so are their cheerleaders.

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Tennessee Titans

Tennessee Titans
Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Johnson looked good for the Titans this week, and so did their cheerleaders.

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Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders
Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

Always a good pick, the Raiderettes never disappoint.


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