2012 NFL Schedule

 

The 2012 NFL preseason schedule by week (all times ET):

HALL OF FAME GAME – AUGUST 5
Arizona vs. New Orleans (NFL NET; 8 pm)

WEEK 1 – AUGUST 9-13
Green Bay at San Diego (ESPN, 8/9; 8 pm)
Dallas at Oakland (ESPN, 8/13; 8 pm)
Arizona at Kansas City
Baltimore at Atlanta
Cleveland at Detroit
Denver at Chicago
Houston at Carolina
Minnesota at San Francisco
New Orleans at New England
NY Giants at Jacksonville
NY Jets at Cincinnati
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
St. Louis at Indianapolis
Tampa Bay at Miami
Tennessee at Seattle
Washington at Buffalo

WEEK 2 – AUGUST 16-20
Cincinnati at Atlanta (FOX, 8/16; 8 pm)
Detroit at Baltimore (FOX, 8/17; 8 pm)
Indianapolis at Pittsburgh (NBC, 8/19; 8 pm)
Philadelphia at New England (ESPN, 8/20; 8 pm)
Buffalo at Minnesota
Cleveland at Green Bay
Dallas at San Diego
Jacksonville at New Orleans
Kansas City at St. Louis
Miami at Carolina
NY Giants at NY Jets
Oakland at Arizona
San Francisco at Houston
Seattle at Denver
Tennessee at Tampa Bay
Washington at Chicago

WEEK 3 – AUGUST 23-26
Arizona at Tennessee (ESPN, 8/23; 8 pm)
Chicago at NY Giants (CBS, 8/24; 8 pm)
Houston at New Orleans (CBS, 8/25; 8 pm)
San Francisco at Denver (FOX, 8/26; 4 pm)
Carolina at NY Jets (NBC, 8/26; 8 pm)
Atlanta at Miami
Detroit at Oakland
Green Bay at Cincinnati
Indianapolis at Washington
Jacksonville at Baltimore
New England at Tampa Bay
Philadelphia at Cleveland
Pittsburgh at Buffalo
San Diego at Minnesota
Seattle at Kansas City
St. Louis at Dallas

WEEK 4 – AUGUST 29-30
Atlanta at Jacksonville
Baltimore at St. Louis
Buffalo at Detroit
Carolina at Pittsburgh
Chicago at Cleveland
Cincinnati at Indianapolis
Denver at Arizona
Kansas City at Green Bay
Miami at Dallas
Minnesota at Houston
New England at NY Giants
New Orleans at Tennessee
NY Jets at Philadelphia
Oakland at Seattle
San Diego at San Francisco
Tampa Bay at Washington

The 2012 NFL regular season schedule: 

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Scheduling notes for the 2012 schedule:

 

In addition to the standard schedule rotation policy that has been in use since 2002 (explained below), the following considerations were added when the NFL prepared the 2012 schedule:

 

-          All NFL teams will play one game on Thursday in 2012

-          No NFL teams will play more than 5 primetime games

-          All NFL teams will play at least one primetime game

-          All NFL teams will play opponents within their Division in Week 17

-          No NFL teams will play a road game prior to a Thursday game

-          No NFL teams will be required to travel from one coast to another prior to a Thursday game

-          Flex Scheduling on Sunday’s begins in Week 11

 

 

Superbowl

The Superbowl (XLVII) will be played at in the Superdome in New Orleans, LA in February, 2013

 

Pro Bowl

The 2012 Pro Bowl will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

 

Travel Note regarding teams in the AFC West and NFC West:

Although it doesn’t affect the schedule rotation policy, THE NFL made an announcement in 2009 that in future years, teams will travel to either Kansas City and San Diego OR to Oakland and Denver when playing the entire AFC West, and to San Francisco and Arizona OR to Seattle and St. Louis when playing the entire NFC West.  This does not affect the rotation of divisions or the games against like finishers within the conference, but can and does affect teams playing the AFC and NFC West in a given year. 

 

 

== NFL Scheduling Format Explained ==

 

With the NFL expansion to 32 teams in 2002, the NFL realigned for the first time since 1970 into eight divisions of four teams each.  A new scheduling formula was introduced

That guaranteed that all teams will play each other on a regular, rotating basis.


Under the NFL scheduling format, every team within a division plays 16 games during the regular season as follows:

* Home and away against its division opponents (6 games).
* The four teams from another division within its conference on a rotating three-year cycle (4 games).
* The four teams from a division in the other conference on a rotating four-year cycle (4 games).
* Two Conference games based on the prior year's standings (2 games).

These games will match a first-place team against the first-place teams in the two same-conference divisions the team is not scheduled to play that season. The second-place, third-place, and fourth-place teams in a conference will be matched in the same way each year.

The schedule format takes each team through a cycle of home and away games against st every other team in the league.

In determining how to begin the divisional rotation in 2002, the displacement of teams from their old division in the new alignment was taken into account.

Preference was given to scheduling games with former division rivals and other regional opponents for clubs realigned from otherwise intact divisions.

 

Assuming the NFL continues forward into the 2012 season with this scheduling format (a safe assumption), some of the opponents for each NFL team for the 2012 season are already known and are shown above.

 

 

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2012 Buffalo Bills Schedule

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2012 Cincinnati Bengals Schedule

2012 Cleveland Browns Schedule

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2012 Houston Texans Schedule

2012 Indianapolis Colts Schedule

2012 Jacksonville Jaguars Schedule

2012 Tennessee Titans Schedule

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2012 San Diego Chargers Schedule

2012 Denver Broncos Schedule

 

2012 New York Giants Schedule

2012 Philadelphia Eagles Schedule

2012 Washington Redskins Schedule

2012 Dallas Cowboys Schedule

2012 Green Bay Packers Schedule

2012 Chicago Bears Schedule

2012 Detroit Lions Schedule

2012 Minnesota Vikings Schedule

 

2012 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Schedule

2012 Carolina Panthers Schedule

2012 New Orleans Saints Schedule

2012 Atlanta Falcons Schedule

2012 San Francisco 49ers Schedule

2012 St. Louis Rams Schedule

2012 Arizona Cardinals Schedule

2012 Seattle Seahawks Schedule

 

2012 Giants Schedule

2012 Eagles Schedule

2012 Redskins Schedule

2012 Cowboys Schedule

2012 Packers Schedule

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2012 Lions Schedule

2012 Vikings Schedule

 

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