On Tuesday, the 2012 NFL schedule was released for all 32 teams. Here’s a look at the 2012 schedule for the New England Patriots.
Week 1 (Sunday September 9): @ Tennessee Titans
Week 2 (Sunday September 16): Arizona Cardinals
Week 3 (Sunday September 23): @ Baltimore Ravens
Week 4 (Sunday September 30): @ Buffalo Bills
Week 5 (Sunday October 7): Denver Broncos
Week 6 (Sunday October 14): @ Seattle Seahawks
Week 7 (Sunday October 21): New York Jets
Week 8 (Sunday October 28): @ St. Louis Rams
Week 9 (Sunday November 4): BYE
Week 10 (Sunday November 11): Buffalo Bills
Week 11 (Sunday November 18): Indianapolis Colts
Week 12 (Thursday November 22): @ New York Jets
Week 13 (Sunday December 2): @ Miami Dolphins
Week 14 (Monday December 10): Houston Texans
Week 15 (Sunday December 16): San Francisco 49ers
Week 16 (Sunday December 23): @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Week 17 (Sunday December 30): Miami Dolphins
After reaching the Super Bowl last season, expectations will be high once again for the Patriots as they look to defend their AFC East title. Of course, as long as Tom Brady is healthy, this team is always going to be considered one of the strongest contenders in the AFC considering how many weapons they have on offense.
New England finished 13-3 in 2011 before falling to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. When looking at the schedule at a quick glance, the one matchup that sticks out is the old rivalry between Brady and Peyton Manning in Week 5–especially since he’s a member of the Broncos now.
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