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Mufasa
02-28-2012, 03:54 PM
The 2012 season-opening NFL Kickoff game will be played on Wednesday, September 5 (NBC, 8:30 PM ET), Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Tuesday.

The game will be played on Wednesday to avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama’s Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.

The Super Bowl XLVI-champion New York Giants will host the regular-season opener at MetLife Stadium. NBC will televise the game at 8:30 p.m. ET, with "NFL Kickoff 2012" beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827469fa/article/nfl-seasonopener-to-be-held-wednesday-sept-5?module=HP11_breaking_news

Giants home opponents for 2012: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.

5 good games to chose from, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't the Packers.

zachsaints52
02-28-2012, 03:56 PM
Packers, Saints, or Cowboys would be the best bet. Packers and Saints because preimere teams, and Cowboys because NFC East.

NY+Giants=NYG
02-28-2012, 04:00 PM
Browns or Bucs please! Thanks!

OSUGiants17
02-28-2012, 04:02 PM
Packers, Saints, or Cowboys would be the best bet. Packers and Saints because preimere teams, and Cowboys because NFC East.

I agree with the Pack and Cowboys. If not them, then Philly or the 49ers for a rematch of the NFCCG.

zachsaints52
02-28-2012, 04:04 PM
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d827469fa/article/nfl-seasonopener-to-be-held-wednesday-sept-5?module=HP11_breaking_news

Giants home opponents for 2012: Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.

5 good games to chose from, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't the Packers.

I agree with the Pack and Cowboys. If not them, then Philly or the 49ers for a rematch of the NFCCG.

They dont have the 49ers at home....

OSUGiants17
02-28-2012, 04:05 PM
They dont have the 49ers at home....

Ah, didn't see that. Sorry. I was just thinking of the teams we have on our schedule and didn't think the home and away games had been announced yet.

zachsaints52
02-28-2012, 04:12 PM
Ah, didn't see that. Sorry. I was just thinking of the teams we have on our schedule and didn't think the home and away games had been announced yet.

All good. But past 2 SB teams would make good ratings, and Cowboys because its the Cowboys, a lot of fans.

Hines
02-28-2012, 04:49 PM
Don't rule out the Steelers....

Mufasa
02-28-2012, 07:17 PM
The way I see it there's at least an 80% chance it's the Packers.

-Three years ago they put the Super Bowl winner against the team with the best regular season record.

-Two years ago they put the Super Bowl winner against a team they knocked out of the playoffs.

-Last year they put the Super Bowl winner against the previous Super Bowl winner

The Packers fit all three of those. 80% Packers, 8% Saints, 6% Cowboys, 5% Eagles, 1% Steelers

PoopSandwich
02-28-2012, 07:28 PM
Browns or Bucs please! Thanks!

Browns have been known to beat defending super bowl champs (3 years straight until last year when we didn't face the Packers.)

NY+Giants=NYG
02-29-2012, 03:24 PM
Browns have been known to beat defending super bowl champs (3 years straight until last year when we didn't face the Packers.)

I didn't know that. However, I do remember you guys beating us down on national tv. You guys busted out everything from that UFO offense, and doing stuff on defense that was unique. I remember that game pretty well. However, I would take my chances, and if you guys do win, then tip your hat and move on to game two.

SuperPacker
02-29-2012, 03:27 PM
It has to be the Packers! I couldn't think of a better opening season game.

The rivalry because of the post season game and the last two superbowl winning teams.

This is opening game heaven!

Smooth Criminal
02-29-2012, 06:50 PM
I would expectitto be the Packers, but I'd love to see the Steelers go up there and get Ben vs Eli to start the season. I'd definitely make the trip to NYC for that.

bigbluedefense
02-29-2012, 06:52 PM
I actually think Steelers/Giants would be the best game from an entertainment perspective. Eli vs Ben, 2 SBs vs 2 SBs, same draft class, it has more dynamics to it.

Eli has outplayed Ben so far in their head to heads, but I feel like Ben is due.

Ness
03-01-2012, 01:06 AM
I want to see Giants and Saints.

ATLDirtyBirds
03-01-2012, 10:02 AM
Giants vs. Packers. Lock it up.