The 2012 – 2013 NFL Season begins tonight when the Cowboys visit the Giants in an NFC East match up that will quickly tell fans where these two teams stand. The Giants are coming off an amazing late season run that culminated as Super Bowl Champions, their fans want to know if they can repeat.
There are a bunch of things happening in the NFL this week, the biggest of which is that all games will feature replacement officials as the regular NFL officials are locked in a labor dispute. The real officials are hoping mistakes are made by the replacements which will help them gain leverage in their negotiations. Hopefully the officiating is transparent and fans don’t even realize they are replacement referee’s.
Most people don’t know it yet but their has been a significant schedule change for the late games this year. Instead of 4:00 pm and 4:15 pm EST staggered start of the Sunday afternoon games, all games will now begin at 4:25 pm. This change will allow the early games to finish up completely and recaps can be covered by local TV and Radio prior to the start of the next set of games.
The biggest question all NFL fans are thinking about this week is; What two teams will make into the Super Bowl to be held in New Orleans, LA at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, February 3, 2013? The Las Vegas Odds to Win the Super Bowl show a game between the Green Bay Packers and the Denver Broncos. My prediction is the Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots a rematch from the 2006 Super Bowl. If you are planning a trip to the big game, take a look at the all inclusive Super Bowl packages here.
NFL Schedule Week 1 Games
Wednesday, September 5th at 8:30PM ET Dallas Cowboys at NY Giants
Sunday, September 9th, 2012
- 1:00PM ET Colts at Bears
- 1:00PM ET Falcons at Chiefs
- 1:00PM ET Eagles at Browns
- 1:00PM ET Redskins at Saints
- 1:00PM ET Rams at Lions
- 1:00PM ET Patriots at Titans
- 1:00PM ET Jaguars at Vikings
- 1:00PM ET Bills at Jets
- 1:00PM ET Dolphins at Texans
- 4:25PM ET Seahawks at Cardinals
- 4:25PM ET 49ers at Packers
- 4:25PM ET Panthers at Buccaneers
- 8:20PM ET Steelers at Broncos
Monday, September 10th at 7:00PM ET Bengals at Ravens
Monday, September 10th at 10:15PM ET Chargers at Raiders