America’s most popular sport is back with the Cowboys defeating the G-Men in last Wednesday’s season opener. Expect an exciting battle for the NFC wildcard as the Giants, Cowboys, and Bears all show playoff potential this year. Although the Giants dominated the Bears in the first half of their pre-season game (showing a week offensive line and aging defense–Urlacher’s knee problems), the reunited Jay Cutler/Brandon Marshall combo has the potential to put up some big numbers offensively this season for Da Bears.
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a HUGE football fan! And I’m not talking about that “other” sport.. I’m talking about the pigskin hurling, field-goal kicking, hard-hitting sport we know & love in the USofA! That’s right, we don’t just talk about video games here at Gameloft! :P
In week 12 we will get to see a rematch of last year’s NFC Divisional playoff game as San Francisco comes to the Superdome to take on the Saints. With the 49ers #1 ranked defense and Moss, Manningham, LaMichael on offense–Drew Brees will need a repeat of last season which was without a doubt one of the best in NFL History.
In the American Conference, I am looking to my home team–the Pats–to cakewalk through this season. Already a great offensive team, the New England Patriots got even better in the off-season with the addition of Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower to help solidify the defense. I can’t wait for week 5’s matchup between Brady and Manning, two future Hall of Famers with both teams favored to make the playoffs. In the North, don’t rule out the Steelers, Bengals, or Ravens this year as they compete for the top spot in one of the toughest divisions.
Who will you be rooting for this year?