Yesterday evening the 2012 NFL Schedule was released for the general public. The season starts off with a match up between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants on Wednesday, September 5th. It’ll be the first time the season would start on a Wednesday. And the Monday Night Football match ups will be a double-header with the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens then the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers. The start of the season will definitely be something to look forward to. Some more great match ups coming up through the season will be conference championship rematches between the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants along with the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, those games are definitely going to be must see TV.
- 2012 NFL Schedule: Playoff Rematches You Must Not Miss (bleacherreport.com)
- Monday Night Football Schedule: Ravens and Bengals Reportedly Open MNF Slate (bleacherreport.com)
It’s been almost 24 hours since the New York Giants were named Super Bowl Champs and the media buzz that’s more intriguing is the missed opportunities made by the New England Patriots which caused them a fourth championship. The dropped balls, the interception, the sacks, had all attributed to the Patriots loss. So who was to blame? Was it Wes Welker‘s dropped pass that he makes al the time at every game? Was it the intentional grounding pass Tom Brady threw that caused a safety?There were many mistakes made by the team, but to the media and myself there was one play put the nail in the coffin. Wes Welker.
Wes Welker was pretty much alone with a clear shot at either a first down or a possible game winning touchdown with four minutes left in the game. Welker is one of the elite widereceivers of the league with 122 receptions for over 1500 yards and nine touchdowns. So how could a receiver that good blow such a huge opportunity? At this point it is neither here nor there because after the confetti falls, Welker and his teammates have to take that long trip back to their prospective homes without a championship ring. Keep Reading There’s More…
The NFL now has its Super Bowl Champs, the New York Giants, who despite being the underdogs of the game made a huge impact by beating the New England Patriots. Going into this game it could appear to others and the media that the Patriots would be a shoe in for the victory.
But Eli Manning proved otherwise as he handed the ball off to Ahmad Bradshaw for a touchdown with 57 seconds left in the game for a five point lead. Though the Giants two-point conversion wasn’t a success it left Tom Brady with under a minute to make a comeback. Unfortunately this comeback did not happen a sack and dropped passes by the receivers. Which meant the NFL had its champs, the New York Giants and quarterback, Eli Manning as the Super Bowl XLVI’s MVP.
Being a lover of the game of football, I’d have to say that the game turned out a complete success. It was exciting with no clear cut favorite for the MVP trophy. Though I was rooting for the Patriots for this one, I have to give credit where credit is due and give a big hand clap for the Giants doing what they needed to do to come out with a victory. In the end, Congratulations to them.
- Super Bowl 2012 Kickoff Time and 5 Other Facts for Giants vs. Patriots (bleacherreport.com)