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2012 NFL Schedule: Dates, Game Times For Upcoming Season

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2012 NFL SCHEDULE
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JANUARY 01: Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys and Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants greet each other after their game at MetLife Stadium on January 1, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) | Getty
All Times Eastern
(x-Subject to change)
First Week
Wednesday, Sept. 5

Dallas at N.Y. Giants, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Indianapolis at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

St. Louis at Detroit, 1 p.m.

Miami at Houston, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Washington at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Seattle at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.

San Francisco at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m.

Carolina at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Denver, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 10

Cincinnati at Baltimore, 7 p.m.

San Diego at Oakland, 10:15 p.m.

Second Week
Thursday, Sept. 13

Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 16

Kansas City at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Arizona at New England, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Washington at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m.

Dallas at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.

Oakland at Miami, 4:15 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m.

Tennessee at San Diego, 4:15 p.m.

Detroit at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 17

Denver at Atlanta, 8:30 p.m.

Third Week
Thursday, Sept. 20

N.Y. Giants at Carolina, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 23

St. Louis at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Dallas, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.

San Francisco at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati at Washington, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.

Atlanta at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.

Houston at Denver, 4:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.

New England at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 24

Green Bay at Seattle, 8:30 p.m.

Fourth Week

(Byes: Indianapolis, Pittsburgh)

Thursday, Sept. 27

Cleveland at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 30

Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Detroit, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Houston, 1 p.m.

San Diego at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

San Francisco at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

Seattle at St. Louis, 1 p.m.

Miami at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.

Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m.

Oakland at Denver, 4:05 p.m.

New Orleans at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m.

Washington at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 1

Chicago at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Fifth Week

(Byes: Dallas, Detroit, Oakland, Tampa Bay)

Thursday, Oct. 4

Arizona at St. Louis, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Miami at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at Washington, 1 p.m.

Seattle at Carolina, 4:05 p.m.

Chicago at Jacksonville, 4:05 p.m.

Denver at New England, 4:15 p.m.

Buffalo at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m.

San Diego at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 8

Houston at N.Y. Jets, 8:30 p.m.

Sixth Week

(Byes: Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville, New Orleans)

Thursday, Oct. 11

Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Oakland at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Dallas at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

St. Louis at Miami, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.

New England at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m.

Minnesota at Washington, 4:15 p.m.

Green Bay at Houston, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 15

Denver at San Diego, 8:30 p.m.

Seventh Week

(Byes: Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego)

Thursday, Oct. 18

Seattle at San Francisco, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Dallas at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Houston, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at St. Louis, 1 p.m.

New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:15 p.m.

Jacksonville at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 22

Detroit at Chicago, 8:30 p.m.

Eighth Week

(Byes: Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Houston)

Thursday, Oct. 25

Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 28

Carolina at Chicago, 1 p.m.

San Diego at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Seattle at Detroit, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Washington at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

New England at St. Louis (at London), 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Oakland at Kansas City, 4:05 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 4:15 p.m.

New Orleans at Denver, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 29

San Francisco at Arizona, 8:30 p.m.

Ninth Week

(Byes: New England, N.Y. Jets, St. Louis, San Francisco)

Thursday, Nov. 1

Kansas City at San Diego, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 4

Denver at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Arizona at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at Houston, 1 p.m.

Miami at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Chicago at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Carolina at Washington, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.

Minnesota at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m.

Dallas at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 5

Philadelphia at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.

10th Week

(Byes: Arizona, Cleveland, Green Bay, Washington)

Thursday, Nov. 8

Indianapolis at Jacksonville, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 11

Oakland at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

Denver at Carolina, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Giants at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Miami, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at New England, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

San Diego at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Seattle, 4:05 p.m.

Dallas at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.

St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m.

Houston at Chicago, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 12

Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m.

11th Week

(Byes: Minnesota, N.Y. Giants, Seattle, Tennessee)

Thursday, Nov. 15

Miami at Buffalo, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 18

Arizona at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Dallas, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Detroit, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at New England, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at St. Louis, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at Washington, 1 p.m.

New Orleans at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.

San Diego at Denver, 4:15 p.m.

Baltimore at Pittsburgh-x, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 19

Chicago at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m.

12th Week
Thursday, Nov. 22

Houston at Detroit 12:30 p.m.

Washington at Dallas, 4:15 p.m.

New England at N.Y. Jets, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 25

Minnesota at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Oakland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Denver at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Seattle at Miami, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.

St. Louis at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.

San Francisco at New Orleans, 4:15 p.m.

Green Bay at N.Y. Giants-x, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 26

Carolina at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m.

13th Week
Thursday, Nov. 29

New Orleans at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 2

Jacksonville at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Seattle at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at Detroit, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

Carolina at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

New England at Miami, 1 p.m.

Arizona at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m.

San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m.

Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Denver, 4:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 4:15 p.m.

Cleveland at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.

Cincinnati at San Diego, 4:15 p.m.

Philadelphia at Dallas-x, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 3

N.Y. Giants at Washington, 8:30 p.m.

14th Week
Thursday, Dec. 6

Denver at Oakland, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 9

St. Louis at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Atlanta at Carolina, 1 p.m.

Dallas at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

San Diego at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Washington, 1 p.m.

Miami at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m.

New Orleans at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m.

Arizona at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.

Detroit at Green Bay-x, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 10

Houston at New England, 8:30 p.m.

15th Week
Thursday, Dec. 13

Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 16

N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

Denver at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Washington at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at Houston, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Miami, 1 p.m.

Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at St. Louis, 1 p.m.

Detroit at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.

Seattle at Buffalo (at Toronto), 4:05 p.m.

Carolina at San Diego, 4:05 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Dallas, 4:15 p.m.

Kansas City at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.

San Francisco at New England-x, 8:20 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 17

N.Y. Jets at Tennessee, 8:30 p.m.

16th Week
Saturday, Dec. 22

Atlanta at Detroit, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 23

N.Y. Giants at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

Oakland at Carolina, 1 p.m.

New Orleans at Dallas, 1 p.m.

Tennessee at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

Minnesota at Houston, 1 p.m.

New England at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.

Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m.

Washington at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.

Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Denver, 4:05 p.m.

Chicago at Arizona, 4:15 p.m.

San Francisco at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.

San Diego at N.Y. Jets-x, 8:20 p.m.

17th Week
Sunday, Dec. 30

Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m.

N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m.

Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m.

Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Green Bay at Minnesota, 1 p.m.

Miami at New England, 1 p.m.

Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.

Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m.

Kansas City at Denver, 4:15 p.m.

Oakland at San Diego, 4:15 p.m.

Arizona at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m.

St. Louis at Seattle, 4:15 p.m.

Note: Sunday night game to be determined

Postseason
Saturday, Jan. 5

AFC and NFC Wild Card Playoffs (NBC)

Sunday, Jan. 6

AFC Wild Card Playoff (CBS)

NFC Wild Card Playoff (FOX)

Saturday, Jan. 12

AFC Divisional Playoff (CBS)

NFC Divisional Playoff (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 13

AFC Divisional Playoff (CBS)

NFC Divisional Playoff (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 20

AFC Championship Game (CBS)

NFC Championship Game (FOX)

Sunday, Jan. 27

Pro Bowl (NBC)

Sunday, Feb. 3

Super Bowl at New Orleans (CBS)

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