NFL Kickoff

The Giants will not be opening the 2012 season against the Green Bay Packers as many had projected.

It will be the hated Dallas Cowboys instead. Hey, why not?

The two clubs have a long history of spoiling each other's parties. The Cowboys defeated Big Blue in the first-ever game at the old Giants Stadium and then the Giants returned the favor a few years back by winning the inaugural contest at Jerry World.

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As you all know by now, the Giants will christen the 2012 NFL season by hosting the opening game on Wednesday, September 5th. They do not have an opponent as of yet. The schedule won't be released until April. The Giants home opponents are: Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Green Bay, Cleveland and Tampa Bay.

Which of these eight teams will be the Giants' opponent in Week One? Well, they're all very attractive believe it or not. The three divisional rivals are all big tickets. Washington may have a new QB (Peyton Manning or RG III).

New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Green Bay are all recent Super Bowl winners. Tampa Bay is the rumored landing spot for WR Mario Manningham and has a new coaching staff with a Giants' tint to it. Cleveland has no shot at playing in this game, but they may be the winners of the RG III sweepstakes and could have local product Mario Manningham on their roster as well...

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Conflict With DNC Bumps Game From Thursday; Opponent Still TBD

We already knew the Giants would inaugurate the 2012 NFL season by hosting a nationally-televised contest at MetLife Stadium the Thursday before the league's Kickoff Weekend as the defending Super Bowl champs have done the past few seasons. The NFL adopted the NFL Thursday Kickoff contest in 2002.

Only this year, the game will be held on Wednesday, Sept 5th instead of Thursday the 6th. The reason? President Obama is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention on the 6th.

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