2012 New Orleans Saints Schedule Features Four Prime Time Games: Fan Reaction

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2012 New Orleans Saints Schedule

You know the NFL is big when the release of its schedule is an event. Actually, New Orleans Saints fans are craving any NFL news that isn't related to the bounty scandal. Despite the bounty punishments, the NFL clearly still has faith in the 2012 Saints. New Orleans has been granted four prime time games in its 2012 NFL schedule.

2012 prime time schedule

I remember when the Saints were called the "not ready for prime time players" because it took them 17 years to win a prime time game. My, how times have changed. The New Orleans Saints have won eight of their last nine regular season prime time games. In 2012, the Saints will have four prime time games on their schedule.

The New Orleans Saints first prime time game on the 2012 schedule will be at home on October 7 on NBC against the San Diego Chargers. Three weeks later, New Orleans will have another prime time matchup on Sunday night at Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The following week, the Saints will play their only Monday Night Football game of the 2012 schedule at home against the Philadelphia Eagles. Then New Orleans will face the Atlanta Falcons on the road on November 29 in the dreaded NFL Network Thursday night prime time game.

AFC West

The 2012 New Orleans Saints schedule will feature matchups against the AFC West. Besides the aforementioned AFC West games on the 2012 schedule, New Orleans will be at home to face the Kansas City Chiefs on September 23 and the Saints will travel to face the Oakland Raiders on November 18 in 2012.

NFC East

I really hope the 2012 New Orleans Saints go 4-0 against the NFC East. This division is overrated and I'm glad these teams are on the Saints' 2012 schedule. New Orleans opens their 2012 schedule at home versus the Washington Redskins. On December 9 and 23, the Saints will travel to face the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys.

Complete 2012 New Orleans Saints Schedule (central time)

9/29 12:00 pm Washington Redskins

9/16 12:00 pm at Carolina Panthers

9/23 12:00 pm Kansas City Chiefs

9/30 3:15 pm at Green Bay Packers

10/7 7:20 pm San Diego Chargers

10/14 bye

10/21 12:00 pm at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

10/28 7:20 pm at Denver Broncos

11/5 7:30 pm Philadelphia Eagles

11/11 12:00 pm Atlanta Falcons

11/18 3:05 pm at Oakland Raiders

11/25 3:15 pm San Francisco 49ers

11/29 7:20 pm at Atlanta Falcons

12/9 3:15 pm at New York Giants

12/16 12:00 pm Tampa Bay Buccaneers

12/23 12:00 pm at Dallas Cowboys

12/30 12:00 pm Carolina Panthers

Patrick Michael lives in New Orleans and has always been a big fan of the New Orleans Saints. Patrick's favorite Saints season was 2009 when New Orleans won Super Bowl 44.

Sources

NFL Network broadcast of 2012 Schedule Release Show

"New Orleans Saints Franchise Index," pro-football-reference.com

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