Watch NFL Games 2012 live on PC, iPad, iPhone and Android.
The 2012 NFL season, the 93rd regular season of the National Football League, is set to begin Wednesday, September 5, 2012, and will end with Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Here are some of the legitimate ways to watch NFL games beyond those available on over-the-air broadcasts and basic cable:
•With the software(the best way):
Watch online now: Satellite Direct.
•Many games are offered through the NFL Network channel. You can order this from your cable or satellite provider. This channel carries all the preseason games, weekly season games and hosts the popular show, NFL Total Access. It also includes “NFL Replay,” which offers the five best games of the week.
•For a free but legitimate viewing option, check out Hulu‘s NFL page online. You can watch past games, highlights and interviews. Just look under your favorite team’s name or in the Game of the Week section.
Manning’s last game against Pittsburgh: It’s been 20 months since Peyton Manning has played an NFL game, as a neck injury kept him out of all of last season. Manning will begin a new chapter in his Hall of Fame career when he quarterbacks the Denver Broncos against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. It will be Manning’s first game against Pittsburgh in nearly four years. On Nov. 9, 2008, Manning led the Colts to a 24-20 road victory over the Steelers, completing 21 of 40 passes for 240 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. I’m sure both the Broncos and Manning would take a similar effort in this outing against the Steelers.
How will the Chiefs run the ball? The Kansas City Chiefs believe they can have one of the best running games in the NFL with Jamaal Charles coming back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in Week 2 of last season and because of the signing of Peyton Hillis. With Charles’ speed and Hillis’ punishing approach, the pair will be particularly important Sunday against the Falcons. The Chiefs have injuries on defense and pass-rusher Tamba Hali is serving a one-game NFL suspension -- just what the pass-happy Falcons want to see. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Chiefs did not record one sack with Hali off the field last season. That’s why Charles and Hillis have to be successful: The Chiefs need to establish a run attack and eat the clock to keep the ball away from Atlanta.
Here in Las Vegas, pro football fans don’t just debate the matter, they wager accordingly, and there have been two factions that have made their voices loud and clear. On one end, we have the largest portion of fans with small money betting the Broncos to win the Super Bowl as if they’ve already seen the Feb. 4, 2013 newspaper. On the other side, we have a small portion of bettors with large money betting the Broncos to win less than 8 ½ games in the over-under, season-win totals offered.
“We opened the Broncos 50-to-1 to win the Super Bowl in January before the last Super Bowl had played,” LVH Super Book assistant manager Jeff Sherman says, “and then when rumors were swirling in March about the three teams Manning would interview with after he was released from the Colts, we immediately dropped all their odds with the Broncos going to 20-to-1 just to be cautious.
“When he officially became a Bronco, we moved Denver to 10-to-1 and the public has been betting them all summer long. The Broncos and 49ers (10/1) are easily the most bet teams in our futures.”
As for the larger, sharper money, those bettors are a little more skeptical than the rest of the public on how Manning will fare this season. When the season-win totals came out in May at several sports books, the Broncos were bet down from winning 9 ½ games to 8 ½ games. It takes limit wagers to move the money-line on a total of 15 to 20 cents, and it takes about a dozen of those types of bets to move a half-game off the number. In the Broncos’ case, they’ve moved a whole game below what was first offered.
Barring major setbacks, Jones should open the season as a starter in New England and he should finish it as well.
It's funny to think that a 28-year-old guy can be a team's quarterback of the future.
But that's exactly what happened when the Browns drafted Brandon Weeden with the 22nd overall pick in 2012.
Weeden has already pretty much been declared the starter in Cleveland considering there's not much time for him to spend learning and developing.
Even with Colt McCoy still on the team and a new ownership group in place, Weeden projects to be the team's starter for the long haul and it's highly doubtful that anyone will unseat him this year.
Lions management had to be shocked to see the draft's second best tackle sitting on the board when they picked at 23 and they wasted no time in scooping him up.
But just because they got a steal with Reiff doesn't mean he's destined for the starting lineup right away.