With the Giants winning Super Bowl XLVI, there's a very good chance the Green Bay Packers will be opening their 2012 season on the road in MetLife Stadium.
By virtue of the Giants' first place finish in the NFC East, they are slated to play both the San Francisco 49ers and the Packers, both of which would be compeling matchups for the opening of the season. However, the Giants play the 49ers in San Francisco while they play the Packers at home.
There's always a chance the NFL could put the Cowboys or even the Saints (the NFC East plays the NFC South next year) in the opening game against the Giants, but you would have to think the appeal of having the last two Super Bowl champions, along with the reigning Super Bowl and regular season MVPs in Eli Manning and Aaron Rodgers, would be too good a matchup for the league and NBC to pass up.
Packers fans should know soon enough. The league typically releases the regular season schedule sometime in April and the opening matchup is usually set a few weeks in advance of the formal announcement.
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