The 2012 NFL regular-season schedules were released for all 32 teams on April 17. One of the biggest modifications with the scheduling format is that Thursday Night Football games have been extended throughout the entire season. Fans who have purchased NFL Network will be able to enjoy even more of the football that they love during the fall and winter months.
Please note that the 2012 NFL Kickoff Game between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants will not be played on a Thursday night. This game will be played on NBC during a Wednesday night on September 5. The Thursday Night Football schedule will begin with Week 2 games on September 13. Another important thing to note is that the Thanksgiving night game will be played on NBC, not NFL Network.
2012 NFL Thursday Night Football Schedule (NFL Network)
September 20 (Week 3): New York Giants at Carolina Panthers
September 27 (Week 4): Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
October 25 (Week 8): Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Minnesota Vikings
November 1 (Week 9): Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers
November 8 (Week 10): Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars
November 15 (Week 11): Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
November 22 (Week 12): THANKSGIVING (See Below)
November 29 (Week 13): New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
December 6 (Week 14): Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
December 13 (Week 15): Cincinnati Bengals at Philadelphia Eagles
2012 NFL Thanksgiving Schedule (November 22, Week 12)
CBS: Houston Texans at Detroit Lions (12:30 p.m. EST)
Additional Information for each of these games (and the entire NFL schedule) can be found at the NFL's official website.
Joshua Huffman graduated from Middle Tennessee State University as a marketing major in 2009. He's been a Middle Tennessee resident from 1986-88 and 2001-present. He lived in the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin from 1988-01 and for approximately eight months in 2009-10 as he completed a 20-game volunteer position with the USHL's Green Bay Gamblers. His favorite sports organizations include the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Cubs, Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans. He can be found on Twitter HERE.
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