The New York Giants look to defend their Super Bowl championship against their NFC East rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, to kick of the regular season on Wednesday night.
Both teams are loaded offensively and have playmakers on defense as well.
2012 is the season that Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant must showcase all of his potential without embarrassing himself or his organization in the process.
Tony Romo made the case for being included in the top-five quarterback talks after last year, and putting up a great performance against a divisional rival to open the season will bolster Dallas' momentum early in the season.
After calling himself an elite quarterback last year, Eli Manning silenced the critics by leading the Giants to their second Super Bowl title in five seasons.
Victor Cruz took the NFL by storm last year by catching for over 1,500 yards and nine touchdowns for New York. While healthy, Hakeem Nicks, is a top-10 receiver in the league, and both will help Manning try to duplicate what he did last year.
Put all that together and mix it in with animosity between two historic franchises, and you have the first game of the regular season.
Prediction: New York Giants 28
Dallas Cowboys 24