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RockyMountainSaint 03-27-2012 03:00 PM

Cowboys at Giants on NBC to open 2012 NFL season
 
Cowboys at Giants on NBC to open 2012 NFL season | ProFootballTalk

The first game of the 2012 NFL regular season will be the same matchup as the last game of the 2011 NFL regular season: Cowboys at Giants.

The NFL announced today that the Giants, in the traditional role of the Super Bowl champions, will host the first game of the season at MetLife Stadium, and they’ll do it against the Cowboys on Wednesday, September 5, on NBC.

It’s the third consecutive Cowboys-Giants game to air on NBC in prime time; both of last season’s games between the two NFC East rivals were also NBC Sunday night games.

It’s the ninth consecutive year that the defending Super Bowl champions have hosted the regular-season opener. It’s also the first time that the game has been on a Wednesday, as the game was moved a day earlier this year to accommodate President Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Danno 03-27-2012 03:13 PM

I hope both QB's get knocked out of the game.

WhoDat!656 03-27-2012 03:17 PM

**Note to Mods**

I meant to post this on the NFL boards; feel free to move it there if you deem it necessary.

RockyMountainSaint 03-27-2012 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 (Post 393138)
**Note to Mods**

I meant to post this on the NFL boards; feel free to move it there if you deem it necessary.

I put it here because, before the bounty crap, there was a lot of speculation that we might play the Giants on opening day.

I should have worded the post title to reflect the interest that we as Saints fans would have in this.

I, for one, am relieved that we don't have to open on the road in a game that the reigning champion has never lost.

lsutigerfan 03-27-2012 04:43 PM

I thought for sure it would be Packers at Giants.

Srgt. Hulka 03-27-2012 09:26 PM

The Cowboys?!

Really?

The Cowboys?!?!

Hell, I think the 9ers would have been more logical the the Cowboys.

neugey 03-27-2012 09:32 PM

Let 'em have their fun, I think I've had enough of the opening night gig for awhile (unless we just won it all, of course).

st thomas 03-27-2012 09:39 PM

seems like the nfl is changing routine; also believed it was packers at giants. must be a rule change again.

RockyMountainSaint 03-27-2012 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Srgt. Hulka (Post 393256)
The Cowboys?!

Really?

The Cowboys?!?!

Hell, I think the 9ers would have been more logical the the Cowboys.

Jerry Jones on John Mara: I want to settle it on the field | ProFootballTalk
The NFL doesn’t need any extra juice to sell the opening game of the season, although their choice of the Cowboys as the Giants’ first opponent comes with plenty.

There’s the fact that the two teams are rivals in the NFC East, meaning that their games always have a little extra buzz, and then there’s the matter of the salary cap penalty imposed on the Cowboys for their spending during the uncapped 2010 season. Giants owner John Mara, the chairman of the NFL Management Council Executive Committee, has been outspoken in support of the penalties against the Cowboys and Redskins. Over the weekend, Mara said that the teams are lucky that they didn’t lose draft picks in addition to stripping of them of cap space that now goes to the Giants and 27 other teams.

Jerry Jones said that his relationship with Mara is fine, but comments to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reveal a little extra motivation on the part of the Cowboys owner.

“I would like to settle this on the field,” Jones said before passing on the suggestion of a halftime boxing match with his fellow owner.

And here we thought we’d be lost without some way to fire up the rivalry without former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs telling the world how much he hated the Cowboys.

NFL owners reaffirmed the cap penalties on Tuesday. The Cowboys and Redskins have filed a grievance against the NFL and the NFLPA on the matter which will be heard by an arbitrator. While that means everything won’t be settled on the field, it won’t take anything away from the September 5th game.

It just got interesting........

saintsfan1976 03-28-2012 07:01 AM

And when the flex schedule is announced, the NFL will be scrambling to get the Saints back on primetime.

Anyone have a pic of Goodell eating a crow?


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