NEW YORK -- The NFL set an attendance record for a single weekend when 1,095,720 fans puchased tickets to the opening games.

The previous record was 1,081,206, set Sept. 15-16 last year.

The biggest crowd was 83,398 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., on Sept. 4 for the opener between the New York Jets and Washington Redskins.

The top nine total attendances all have come since the start of the 2002 season, when Houston rejoined the league as the 32nd team. That marked the first time the league played 16 games in a single weekend.