The 2012 NFL regular season is about to get underway this evening with the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants hosting the Dallas Cowboys in one of the most storied rivalries in the NFL. In all-time regular season head-to-head matchups, the Cowboys lead the Giants 54-41-2. Divisional games are always important, but especially so in the NFC East which is highly competitive.The Giants enter this season defending their Super Bowl title, but I believe they will come up short this season.
Philadelphia Eagles- 10-6
Head coach Andy Reid has to work some magic this season and reach the playoffs. The Eagles are a talented team on both sides of the ball, but QB Michael Vick needs to stay healthy, a feat in itself. If the Eagles fall out of the playoff hunt, look for Reid to be fired directly after the conclusion of the regular season.
New York Giants 9-7
Are the Giants a powerhouse team? Not really. They have a very formidable defensive line and they got healthy and hot at the end of last season on their way to the Super Bowl. Remember- the Giants were 6-6 at one point last year and finished the season ranked 29th in rushing offense.
Dallas Cowboys 8-8
There is always a buzz around the Dallas Cowboys, owner Jerry Jones makes sure of it. There are serious offensive line questions heading into this season along with the health of WR’s Dez Bryant and Miles Austin. TE Jason Witten comes into play as well. QB Tony Romo is playing well, but this is a Cowboy’s team which needs help on offense.
Washington Redskins 6-10
Head coach Mike Shanahan bought himself some extended shelf life in Washington this year with the selection of Baylor QB and Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III. This might just be the most competitive team the Redskins have fielded under Shanahan. RG3 will keep the ‘Skins in many games this season.