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Talking Points: NFL Season Opener Generated More Than 20 Million Facebook Interactions

There were more than 20 million Facebook interactions (posts, comments, and likes) related to the Broncos-Ravens NFL season opener Thursday night. About 53% of the buzz about the game was from men.

TOP FIVE SOCIAL MOMENTS FROM THE GAME
4th quarter: Peyton Manning throws his record-tying 7th touchdown pass to seal the 49-27 victory.
Pre-game: Severe lightning and rain delay the start of the game by 33 minutes.
2nd quarter: Playing in his first NFL game, Julius Thomas catches his 2nd touchdown to help tie the game at 14-14.
3rd quarter: Broncos WR Wes Welker catches his 2nd touchdown of the third quarter to give the Broncos a 35-17 lead.
2nd quarter: Ravens take a 14-7 lead on Ray Rice's 1-yard TD run.
TOP FIVE DEMOS BUZZING ABOUT THE GAME
Men 25-34
Women 25-34
Men 18-24
Women 18-24
Men 35-44

Meanwhile, Steelers S Troy Polamalu leads all active NFL players in fans of their official Facebook page.

TOP FIVE MOST POPULAR ACTIVE PLAYERS ON FACEBOOK
Steelers S Troy Polamalu (2.33 million)
Eagles QB Michael Vick (2.22 million)
Lions RB Reggie Bush (2.13 million)
Patriots QB Tom Brady (1.92 million)
Saints QB Drew Brees (1.60 million)

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