Are there more Thursday Night Football games in 2012?
More Thursday night games: On February 3, 2012, commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the number of Thursday night games on the NFL Network will increase from eight to 13 games from weeks 2 through 15, excluding Week 12 (the Thanksgiving night game will now air on NBC ). This will ensure that every team will have at least one prime time game.
Who are the NFL teams for the 2012 season?
Highlights of the 2012 schedule include: NFL Kickoff Game: The 2012 regular season began on Wednesday, September 5, as the defending Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants hosted the Dallas Cowboys, and the Cowboys beat the Giants 24–17.
Where was the NFL Draft held in 2012?
NFL Draft. The 2012 NFL Draft was held from April 26 to 28, 2012 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
What was the average points scored in the NFL in 2012?
There were a total of 11,651 points scored during the 2012 NFL regular season. The average points scored among all the teams in the NFL was 22.8 points per game. The New England Patriots had the highest point differential, scoring an average of 14.1 points more than their opponents.
When was the first game of the 2012 NFL season?
NFL Kickoff Game: The 2012 regular season began on Wednesday, September 5, as the defending Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants hosted the Dallas Cowboys, and the Cowboys beat the Giants 24–17. The game was moved from its usual Thursday slot to avoid conflict with the last day of the Democratic National Convention.
What was the salary cap for the NFL in 2012?
The 2012 NFL League year and trading period began at 4pm EST on March 13 2012, which marked the start of the league’s free agency period. The per-team salary cap was set at US$120,600,000, marginally increased from US$120,000,000 the previous year. Notable players to change teams during free agency included:
Why did the NFL lockout end in 2012?
The main issues between the union and the league were changes to the retirement plan, salaries, and personnel. On June 4, 2012, the NFL announced it would begin hiring replacement officials. On September 26, 2012, an agreement was reached to end the lockout after increasing criticism of the NFL and the performance of the replacement officials.
Who was the Commissioner of the NFL in 2012?
The contentious nature of the replacement officials’ decision at the end of the Green Bay Packers–Seattle Seahawks game two days earlier was widely considered to have been the tipping point that finally led to an agreement. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged that the game “may have pushed the parties further along” in negotiations.
Why was there no NFL game in London in 2012?
Though the league had originally promised to add a second game in Ireland, Scotland or Wales beginning in 2012, the league canceled the game, citing the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as a conflict (the league canceled a second International Series game in 2010 as well, citing the ongoing negotiations of the collective bargaining agreement).