Thanks to a deluge of major off-season news, Super Bowl XLVI feels like it was played during the 1970s.
As the owners meeting continues in Florida this week, the league decided to remove the Super Bowl champion Giants from the off-season back burner.
The shield announced New York will begin its defense of the franchise’s fourth Super Bowl title on Wednesday night, September 5 at 8:30 when the Giants host Dallas at MetLife Stadium.
Dallas is a fitting opponent for the Giants considering their lack of success against Big Blue late in the 2011 season indirectly led to New York winning the Super Bowl.
The Giants swept Dallas en route to squeaking out the NFC East crown on the final day of the regular season with a win over the Cowboys.
This marks the ninth consecutive season with the Super Bowl champion opening up at home.