What better way to kick off the NFL season than a heated rivalry game? [NFL Kickoff Open Game Thread]
Last year, it all came down to the last week of the season when the Cowboys and Giants battled it out for Wild Card spot. We all know how that turned out; Eli & Co. squashed the Boys' post-season dreams and went on to enjoy victory over the Pats in yet another exciting Super Bowl.
It's a whole new season though, and regardless of how well each of these teams do against any others, the Giants/Cowboys rivalry brings out the extreme. Will it be good, or will tonight's NFL kickoff game be a national disappointment? Tonight starting at 8:30pm Eastern Time, we find out. The Cowboys want revenge. The Giants have something to prove.
Each team starts the season not entirely healthy. Nicks looks to be Probable, but Witten will likely be sidelined recovering from a spleen laceration, barring a medical waiver. Even with Witten, the Cowboys lineup won't be complete, having several injuries on defense.
Who's your pick to win - the defending Super Bowl champs or a hungry Dallas team? Whether you're a Cowboys fan, a Giants fan, neither or both (hey, it happens), if you're a football fan you're watching tonight. Q it up here with the rest of us for the kickoff game of the 2012 NFL season!