S Editor's Note: Voting has been closed.The biggest 2012 NFL games pit the top teams in the National Football League against once another for a bump in the standings, a step toward the Super Bowl and, of course, bragging rights. These games might be previews of NFL Playoffs match-ups, rivalry games or just plain two good teams battling it out on the field. Like the top 2012 college football games, if you only watch a few NFL games during the 2012 season, watch these!
Fans eager for some pro football action don't have to wait for the excitement to start as even the opening game is a great match-up. On September 5, 2012, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants kick off the year with a stellar match-up of two NFL East contenders. Week one action doesn't end there as the Pittsburgh Steelers meet the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers visit the Green Bay Packers just a few days later.
The 2012 season of course features a number of rivalry games as old foes renew acquaintances. Now as a member of the Denver Broncos, quarterback Peyton Manning faces Tom Brady and the New England Patriots once again on October 7, 2012, while later the Green Bay Packers travel to play the Chicago Bears on December 16, 2012, in what is always a great rivalry game.
Pitting the best 2012 NFL quarterbacks against one another, previewing possible 2012 NFL Playoffs match-ups and simply providing hours of quality football, these top 2012 NFL games should not be missed. Speak up about which game you're looking to watch the most by voting, re-ranking or adding to this list below!