Dallas, N.Y. Giants Kick Off 2012 NFL Regular Season Tonight

By Kevin Kelley -
Dallas-N.Y. Giants

The N.Y. Giants defeated Dallas twice last season. (The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE)

The Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants are set to kick off the 2012 NFL season on Wednesday night.

New York will host the game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will be televised nationally by NBC and is a special edition of “Sunday Night Football.”

The 2012 NFL season opener is usually played on a Thursday night, but this year’s game was moved to Wednesday to “avoid a conflict with President Barack Obama’s Thursday night speech at the Democratic National Convention.”

Last season, the Super Bowl Champion Giants swept both games against the Cowboys. New York slipped by Dallas 37-34 in Arlington on Dec. 11 and beat them again 31-14 at home on Jan. 1.

On Sunday, 26 teams will be in action. The first full day of the NFL regular season will be capped off when Pittsburgh visits Denver on Sunday Night Football (8:20 p.m. ET, NBC).

Monday Night Football will feature two games, beginning with Cincinnati at Baltimore at 7 p.m. ET followed by San Diego at Oakland at 10:15 p.m. ET. Both games will be televised by ESPN.

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11 Comments to Dallas, N.Y. Giants Kick Off 2012 NFL Regular Season Tonight

  1. Max said....

    It’s a little odd to have the regular season opener on a Wednesday night, but I’m happy that football is finally here! I work the night shift at Dish so I will be recording this game on my Hopper to see how Manning does against the Cowboys defense. The 2,000 hours of recording space helps me keep up with my favorite sports when I have time for TV. I am glad they chose an NFC East rivalry game to showcase tonight, but the Steelers/Broncos game would’ve been just as intriguing.

    September 5, 2012 at 4:08 pm
  2. Locksmith In Seattle said....

    Defending champs against a division rival is always a great way to start a new season. With the replacement refs in place, it was a unequal balance to the game, but it was a great game for both teams.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:49 pm
  3. Locksmith Atlanta said....

    Defending champs ,its over tis year ,

    December 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm
  4. Dunwoody said....

    What a great game played by the two teams. Denver and baltimore. It would have been great for Peyton Manning to win and get to the next round. Now we see how the quarterbacks are proud and take photographs. Only if Oher had a smile to express his pride in the win!

    January 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm
  5. Everett said....

    The Big Game ,Is Coming will see ,

    January 29, 2013 at 11:41 am
  6. Tucson Locks said....

    the big game is over now we all

    February 23, 2013 at 2:05 am
  7. dan said....

    well its over till next year

    July 20, 2013 at 11:51 pm
  8. Jose pasada said....

    is this is over

    October 22, 2013 at 12:48 am
  9. Gean Ward said....

    poor in this its look in the best its over

    November 24, 2013 at 10:11 am
  10. danny Bar said....

    well the Atlanta lost 49rs in

    December 23, 2013 at 11:58 pm
  11. Danny Bar said....

    i love this game bat my team is over

    December 27, 2013 at 3:36 pm