Wednesday, April 20, 2011

National Football League Releases 2011-2012 Schedule

The National Football League announced their schedule for the upcoming 2011-2012 season on Tuesday.  If the season goes on as planned, there looks to be a lot exciting games. 

Week 1 – New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers

Assuming the 2011-2012 NFL season starts on time or starts at all, the Super Bowl XLIV champion New Orleans Saints will take a trip north to historic Lambeau Field to take on the defending champion Green Bay Packers.  The battle of quarterbacks Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers will be the first game of the year on Thursday September 8th.

 Week 1 – New York Giants at Washington Redskins

This match-up have the New York Giants travelling to our nation’s capital in the first of the two New York teams playing on the 10 year anniversary of 9-11.  Eli Manning and the Giants will be looking to take a step up to join the NFC elite, while deep pocketed Redskins look to find their identity in what looks to be a tough NFC East.

Week 1 – Dallas Cowboys at New York Jets

The first Sunday Night Football game of the season will be played on Sunday, September 11th, the 10 year anniversary of 9-11.  Fittingly the New York Jets will be hosting America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys.  The game will mark the first full season of the Jason Garrett era and the Jets looking to shed the label of being the team that always comes up short.  The NFL really got the two 9-11 games right.

Week 2 – Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons

On September 18th Eagles’ quarterback Mike Vick will make another return to Atlanta.  Although the Falcons have found their franchise savior in quarterback Matt Ryan, something tells me that they haven’t forgotten about Vick.  It should be a great match-up between two NFC elite teams.

Week 12 – San Francisco 49er’s at Baltimore Ravens

An intriguing Thanksgiving night match-up that will have head coach Jim Harbaugh and his 49er’s visiting the Baltimore Ravens and Jim’s brother/opposing head coach John Harbaugh.  The Ravens will be looking to take the next step to become a great team, while the 49er’s will be looking to live up to the expectations they had going into last season.

Week 12 – Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions and Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys

It is un-American to not be watching football on Thanksgiving Day, so for those of you Americans tuning into Fox and CBS on November 24th, here is your schedule.  The defending champion Green Bay Packers make the short trip to Ford Field in Detroit to play a Lions team that is looking up in 2011-2012.  Although the Miami Dolphins are trying to iron out their situation at quarterback, they draw a Thanksgiving Day match-up against a Dallas Cowboys team with big expectations.

Week 16 – Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants at New York Jets

Christmas Eve has a good looking slate of games.  The Miami Dolphins swim out of their warm weather up to a chilly Foxborough to face Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.  The Philadelphia Eagles go to the “House that Jerry Built” in a game that could have major NFC East playoff implications.  The NY Giants will be the away team when they take on the NY Jets in the “Battle of the Meadowlands”.

Week 16 – Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers

The Chicago Bears will travel to Green Bay to take on the Packers on Christmas Day.  Hopefully Bears quarterback Jay Cutler can stay on the field in this nationally televised game.  Aaron Rodgers could be playing for an MVP and another playoff run.

-Written by Kevin Rossi

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