When football starts, I guess it's easy for some to forgive.
Rice -- who carried the ball three times for 17 yards on Thursday -- also got big cheers when he was introduced to the crowd for the first time.
Said Rice: "Our fans are the best fans in world. I can't thank them enough for sticking by me and supporting me throughout my trials and tribulations."
Rice, as you'll recall, was recorded this offseason dragging his unconscious fiance out of a hotel elevator in Atlantic City.