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2012 NFL football season kicks off tonight

Congratulations -- you made it through another offseason. Your reward? Cowboys-Giants tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET. The celebration kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET on NFL Network with performances by Mariah Carey and No Doubt from Rockefeller Center. Don't forget to tune into NFL Network immediately after the game for the best highlights and analysis. And preview all Week 1's action with's exclusive Game Center.

Here's what else is on tap Wednesday:

» Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly gave his take on the Bills' season-opener against the New York Jets on Tuesday's "NFL AM," so it's only right that current Bills signal caller Ryan Fitzpatrick gets his shot. The Harvard grad drops in on today's show, along with former New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer, and Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, who just published an in-depth interview with suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton. Tune in to NFL Network from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET.

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» With another season in the books, "Hard Knocks" superfan Dan Hanzus checks in with a review of Tuesday's finale.

» Your fantasy team is all set: Now you need to decide who's playing. Michael Fabiano comes to the rescue with the season's initial "Start 'em, Sit 'em" column of 2012.

» Bucky Brooks tells us what to expect from Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos offense this season.

» Kim Jones reports from New York, where New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks to burnish his legacy as one of the all-time greats.

» To celebrate Pigskin Eve, Dave Dameshek and Adam Rank are joined by ATL scribes Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler for 60 minutes of talk that leaves ZERO questions unanswered about the 2012 season.

» Match your wits against NFL Network stars like Deion Sanders, Kurt Warner and Marshall Faulk and see if you can correctly predict the winners of every game in Week 1.

» There's not much time left to get a fantasy team up and running before the start of the season.

» Happy birthday to Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Colt McCoy, who turns 26 on Wednesday.

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