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The NFL Schedule Goes Live

Posted 4/18/2012 7:30 am by

Peyton Manning will meet an old nemesis during the NFL's opening weekend.

There are two big events in the NFL calendar.  The biggest is the draft order, but following a close second is the announcement of the year’s slate of NFL games.  The 2012 NFL schedule is out, and it looks to be loaded with awesome games right from the very beginning.  Among NFL partner networks, NBC seems to have landed some of the best, most intriguing games.

The Super Bowl Champion New York Giants take part in the league kick-off game on Wednesday, September 5, as they face the Dallas Cowboys on NBC.  If that’s not interesting enough, Peyton Manning’s first game as a Denver Bronco will be Sunday, September 9 on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.  Manning’s new horsemen will square off against the Pittsburgh Steelers; so much for an easy opening weekend!

Since NBC seems to be getting the good games, let’s get a quote from NBC NFL analyst Cris Collingsworth.

“There’s a lot of interesting subplots.  I don’t think opening weekend can get any better than it is,” said NBC’s Collingsworth.  “The Giants and Cowboys are always classic.  Now the Giants are the world champs.  Of course, the Cowboys are always the ultimate draw.  With Peyton Manning, why not give him a nice easy game in his home opener — having to go out there against the Steelers, which is perfect.”

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