When was the first game of the 2012 NFL season?

NFL Kickoff Game: The 2012 regular season began on Wednesday, September 5, as the defending Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants hosted the Dallas Cowboys, and the Cowboys beat the Giants 24–17. The game was moved from its usual Thursday slot to avoid conflict with the last day of the Democratic National Convention.

Are there more Thursday Night Football games in 2012?

More Thursday night games: On February 3, 2012, commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the number of Thursday night games on the NFL Network will increase from eight to 13 games from weeks 2 through 15, excluding Week 12 (the Thanksgiving night game will now air on NBC ). This will ensure that every team will have at least one prime time game.

Who was the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft?

The 2012 NFL Draft was held from April 26 to 28, 2012 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. With the first pick, the Indianapolis Colts selected quarterback Andrew Luck from Stanford.

Who was the day 2 pick in the NFL Draft?

Defense ruled for Dallas again on Day 2, with two more picks on that side of the ball. The Giants continued to add firepower on Day 2 by selecting LSU WR Rueben Randle. What makes Stanford’s Andrew Luck the best QB prospect in the past 30 years?

Why was there no NFL game in London in 2012?

Though the league had originally promised to add a second game in Ireland, Scotland or Wales beginning in 2012, the league canceled the game, citing the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as a conflict (the league canceled a second International Series game in 2010 as well, citing the ongoing negotiations of the collective bargaining agreement).

Who was the Commissioner of the NFL in 2012?

The contentious nature of the replacement officials’ decision at the end of the Green Bay Packers–Seattle Seahawks game two days earlier was widely considered to have been the tipping point that finally led to an agreement. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged that the game “may have pushed the parties further along” in negotiations.