Which 2012 NFL game are you most excited about and why?
- Published: April 17, 2012 at 02:15 p.m.
- Updated: April 17, 2012 at 06:54 p.m.
Celebrities. They’re just like us -- eagerly anticipating the marquee games on the NFL calendar.
With the release of the 2012 NFL schedule, we asked some of the biggest names in Hollywood and beyond to tell us which games they're looking forward to seeing.
"As a diehard Ravens fan, I always look forward to our divisional games against the Steelers, but this year's schedule is really awesome, especially our home games. I can't wait for Tom Brady and the Patriots to come to M&T Bank Stadium, since they knocked us out of the playoffs last year. That's probably the game I am most looking forward to, but it will also be interesting to see Peyton Manning on his new team, Eli Manning and the defending Super Bowl champs, and the Cowboys, too. What a schedule!"
"I'm a longtime Jets fan, as everybody knows, but the Broncos with Peyton Manning against the Patriots is going to be bananas."
"Well, no matter what, I'm always excited about the Giants home opener ... but it's even more fun when that game is against the Cowboys!"
"I can't wait for the Saints' first regular-season game to see how the team performs with all the craziness that's happened this offseason. Being a lifelong Saints fan, and with the Super Bowl being in New Orleans, I had visions of them being the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium. If any team can overcome a scenario like this, it's the Saints. Who Dat!"
"New England and Denver! I have already cleared my schedule to watch this game in its entirety."
"Bears at Niners -- I'm a born and bred Chicago Bears fan and I love going up to Candlestick to see the Niners play. Two teams with new weapons: All-Pro receivers Brandon Marshall and Randy Moss looking for a fresh start and a solidified legacy, both with quarterbacks who must show and prove this season or they will be pushed out of town."
"Steelers vs. Peyton Manning and the Broncos at Mile High. The Steelers have always fared well against Manning and will be looking to avenge last year's playoff loss to his new team. Unfortunately, they will have to face them without hard-hitting safety (and True Blood fanatic) Ryan Clark, due to the altitude."
"Watching Tim Tebow and the New York Jets will be fascinating this season! He is such a talented individual and the Jets provide him with the perfect stage."
"Every year, the first games I search for when the schedules are released are the two Ravens-Steelers matchups. In my opinion, this is the greatest rivalry in the NFL right now. Regardless of where either team is in the standings, you know you're in for an old-school, physical football game, full of intensity and drama. I wouldn't want it any other way."
"I made my love for Tom Brady well-known on the Rich Eisen Podcast, so I can't wait for the Patriots to play the Jets, especially if (Tim) Tebow is starting."
"The game I'm most looking forward to is the rematch of the San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants. It's going to be one for the ages."
"I am a Steelers fan, but I'm also rooting for the Raiders. They have a chance to finally be great again and be the Cinderella story. So obviously, the game I'm looking forward to is the Raiders and Steelers."
"I definitely am excited to watch New England vs. Denver in the regular season. A matchup between (Tom) Brady and (Peyton) Manning on his new team will probably be the highest-viewed game of the season. Love New England! Can't wait for this new season."