It’s that time of year. Time for chicken wings and burgers and grilling and mixing. Yep, it’s football season, the season for gathering your friends around that fancy new HDTV and celebrating traditions of years gone by.
More importantly, it’s time for football. The first of the good news is that this year, every single team, between Sunday Night Football on NBC, Monday Night Football on ESPN and Thursday Night Football on NFL Network, has a primetime game. This is the first time in NFL history that this has happened. Of course, teams like the Dallas Cowboys are always going to get more TV time, but at least this year, even small market teams will get some national exposure.
The season kicks off on NBC with what is becoming a new tradition in the NFL. The Kick-Off game of the week, which will be played on Wednesday September 5th. No surprise but the new season is going to begin at the home of the defending Super Bowl champions when the Cowboys pay a visit to the New York Giants.
The first NBC “Sunday Night Football” game features Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. You can see from the schedule below that the Giants, Cowboys and Broncos will be regulars on “SNF”.
NBC primetime football TV schedule:
**all games will kick-off at 7:20 CST unless otherwise noted.
Week 1: Wednesday September 5, 2012
- Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Week 1: Sunday September 9, 2012
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos
Week 2: Sunday September 16th, 2012
- Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers
Week 3: Sunday September 23, 2012
- New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
Week 4: Sunday September 30, 2012
- New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles
Week 5: Sunday October 7, 2012
- San Diego Chargers at New Orleans Saints
Week 6: Sunday October 14, 2012
- Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans
Week 7: Sunday October 21, 2012
- Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
Week 8: Sunday October 28, 2012
- New Orleans Saints at Denver Broncos
Week 9: Sunday November 4, 2012
- Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons
Week 10: Sunday November 11, 2012
- Houston Texans at Chicago Bears
Week 11: Sunday November 18, 2012
- Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers*
Week 12: Thursday November 22, 2012
- New England Patriots at New York Jets**
Week 12: Sunday November 25, 2012
- Green Bay Packers at New York Giants*
Week 13: Sunday December 2, 2012
- Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys*
Week 14: Sunday December 9, 2012
- Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers*
Week 15: Sunday December 16, 2012
- San Francisco 49ers at New England Patriots*
Week 16: Sunday December 23, 2012
- San Diego Chargers at New York Jets*
Week 17: Sunday December 30, 2012
- To Be Determined
** Thanksgiving Night Game
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