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NFL says schedule release is coming tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. ET

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As expected, the 2012 regular-season schedule will be unveiled on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

The league will pull the sheet off the proverbial Rocky statue at 7:00 p.m. ET.  (Hopefully, Clubber Lang won’t show up.)  Inevitably, some games will leak before them, if/when individual teams get their hands on the document.

Two weeks ago, a fan fabricated a 2012 schedule, duping many into thinking it was real, despite several clear flaws.

Once the 2011 regular season ended, the opponents and locations were locked in for 2012.  Still, fans want to know when their favorite teams’ games will be played, whether and to what extent the games will scheduled for prime time, especially with an expanded Thursday night schedule in 2012.

For now, it’s known that the Cowboys and Giants will play on the evening of Wednesday, September 5 to launch the season, and that the Patriots and Rams will play in London in late October.

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53 Responses to “NFL says schedule release is coming tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. ET”
  1. chawk12thman says: Apr 16, 2012 4:54 PM

    As a season ticket holder who travels significant distance (2000 miles from AK)to see the games, I look forward to the schedule to see when I will be in Seattle. Go Hawks!

  2. ar1888 says: Apr 16, 2012 4:54 PM

    Nothing like waiting to the last minute letting everyone know.

  3. gtorlone says: Apr 16, 2012 4:59 PM

    What’s the over under for NFC East primetime games? I’ll say 8.

  4. scooter7777777 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:00 PM

    The most important part of the schedule release is so the fans can make their hotel reservations, arrange for days off from work (if necessary) and decide on method of travel, based on distance from the city/stadium.

  5. klecko73 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:04 PM

    Can’t wait

  6. skoobyfl says: Apr 16, 2012 5:04 PM

    New England gets the easiest schedule, LOL.

  7. myleathasosoft says: Apr 16, 2012 5:06 PM

    Hopefully the Texans have a easy schedule and some Sunday night games!

  8. cserisey says: Apr 16, 2012 5:10 PM

    Damn!!! I just cannot wait for another 4-12 season for my Brownies!!! Somebody shoot me in the face.

  9. purplegreenandgold says: Apr 16, 2012 5:11 PM

    having that rocky pic up is a great segway from the previous two stories of nflpa and vilma

  10. toddm1016 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:12 PM

    Patriots and Rams play Oct. 28.

  11. trbowman says: Apr 16, 2012 5:12 PM

    Bills better have a MNF/SNF game!

  12. dcowboy77 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:12 PM

    den/pit = 1st snf game.

  13. fitzmagic1212 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:12 PM

    give my bills a home night game please! our fans are dying for one. other fans remember when we played dallas at night we gave you a hell of a game..even though it ended in heartbreak

  14. stairwayto7 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:15 PM

    Need to know what days I need to call in sick since I work Sundays!

  15. daboltfan says: Apr 16, 2012 5:17 PM

    Here We Go!!!!! 26 hours till the Release, 10 days till the Draft, 3.5 months till Preseason, 4.5 till Gametime

  16. jcusa514 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:17 PM

    soooooooo….. 10 NFC East primetime games? someone needs to put a stop to this. redskins 13, eagles 6

  17. justwinbaby29 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:19 PM

    Will the Raiders finally get a scheduled game on NBC’s SNF? They’ve been only on once (2006 at Denver) since the network took over the Sunday night package.

  18. mikeinsanfran says: Apr 16, 2012 5:41 PM

    Tweet from 49ers DL Ricky Jean Francois:
    “49ERS at Packers opening week. Sunday night football ya’ll.”

  19. whitemike55 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:41 PM

    Packers at Texans SNF
    Ravens at Texans MNF
    Texans at Titans TNF

  20. urlacher2000 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:44 PM

    In Green Bay, I think they also call Schedule Release Day……Cancellation Day. Some diehard Packer fans make Hotel Reservations for EVERY Sunday of the NFL Season. When the schedule comes out, they call to cancel the 8 days they don’t need.

  21. kbraden24 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:46 PM

    Gee I hope they schedule the first home game or two for the Bucs to start at 1:00, so the fans can enjoy the 90 degree temps. Nothing more refreshing than the oppressive heat on a hot sunny day at the Ray!!!!

  22. calibear831 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:47 PM

    The week 1 Monday night double header’s going to be

    New england vs jets
    Broncos vs chargers

  23. dawglb says: Apr 16, 2012 5:51 PM

    Cserisey, I can’t help but laugh at your post. A few years ago, I dropped my hometown Eagles when they signed the Dog killer. At that time I picked up the Browns as my team (family in Ohio). Man, has it been a tough transition. But, I stand behind it. Let’s have some faith! Go Browns!

  24. joeyballgame4 says: Apr 16, 2012 5:53 PM

    Lions will get 3 again in 2012:

    thanksgiving, monday night, and either a thursday or end of season flex.

  25. mikeinsanfran says: Apr 16, 2012 5:54 PM

    Per my post above, SNF week one is Niners at Packers.

  26. dawglb says: Apr 16, 2012 5:55 PM

    RGIII (though I like him) will be a bust …..in the sense that he will not be the hero in DC, leading them to the Promise Land (as some people think he will).

  27. txxxchief says: Apr 16, 2012 6:07 PM

    I expect zero prime time games for KC.

  28. 7ransponder says: Apr 16, 2012 6:09 PM

    skoobyfl says:
    Apr 16, 2012 5:04 PM
    New England gets the easiest schedule, LOL.

    ————————-

    New England, and Green Bay. Both of those teams have had real cupcake schedules as of late.

  29. hrnandz24 says: Apr 16, 2012 6:10 PM

    I heard a leak of Raiders vs Broncos in Oakland Monday night on Christmas Eve.

  30. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 16, 2012 6:11 PM

    I hope they made Stallone’s statue life sized, so no one will be hurt falling from the top of it.

  31. buffalomafia says: Apr 16, 2012 6:12 PM

    I hope Buffalo will play Sundays & Mondays?

  32. cantonbound13 says: Apr 16, 2012 6:12 PM

    Dolphins 1-15.

  33. kodakinvegas says: Apr 16, 2012 6:22 PM

    Screw the Cowboys

  34. dwight123 says: Apr 16, 2012 6:27 PM

    Big day For fans like me..travaling to Sf/Az for Phins games good barometer to make prelim plans for travaling ..it’s ok don’t feel sorry for me (:

  35. ravenator says: Apr 16, 2012 6:37 PM

    If I could have one scheduling wish granted itd be Pats@Ravens, MNF to open the season.

  36. nordak20 says: Apr 16, 2012 6:44 PM

    Per a statement the league made a few weeks ago, every team will be scheduled at least one night game. I imagine the less then desirables will get their one game on Thursday night.

  37. dawglb says: Apr 16, 2012 6:46 PM

    How many times will the Washington Foreskins be on National tv, prime time, with RGIII, this year?

  38. stairwayto7 says: Apr 16, 2012 6:54 PM

    s.f. at seattle on a thursday
    AZ at Rams on a Thursday
    Browns at Pitt again on a Thursday
    Ravens at Washington on a Thursday
    Bills at Cards week 1
    Pats at Miami week 1 Monday night

  39. johnnyjagfan says: Apr 16, 2012 7:00 PM

    When the Bronc-hoes suck with 5 or 6 Prime Time games scheduled that no one can wiggle off the hook from late in the year, we’re all going to be sorry. Please NFL, don’t make this a Peyton Prime Time Fest! You owe us from having to watch so many Colts Prime Time games from last season!

  40. nopepper123 says: Apr 16, 2012 7:04 PM

    The Game of the Year…………

    NY Giants at Paul Brown Stadium vs those Cincinatti Bengals………you heard it hear first.

  41. watermelon1 says: Apr 16, 2012 7:11 PM

    Ravens @ Redskins would be a good option for the 3rd game on Thanksgiving night.

    Both teams are so close, it really wouldn’t hurt any family plans too badly. No flights involved for the teams. And since both the Redskins and Ravens play the Cowboys this year… and the Cowboys also play on Thanksgiving, it would set up well so that a match-up between any of those pairings the week before or after would be on the same amount of rest.

    Of course, that probably makes too much sense for the NFL to come up with.

  42. jason49er says: Apr 16, 2012 7:29 PM

    My only thought was I betcha Florio was watching the random Rocky Marathon on spike last night…

  43. juliuspeppersandonions says: Apr 16, 2012 7:31 PM

    Hoping for a Chicago Bears vs Dallas Cowboys on THANKSGIVING DAY. Its about time the Bears get a Turkey Game Day against a team other than the Lions… Peppers is ready to make himself a ROMO-SANDWICH! GO BEARS!

  44. paulrg77 says: Apr 16, 2012 7:41 PM

    Best day of the offseason

  45. mjkelly77 says: Apr 16, 2012 8:26 PM

    urlacher2000 says:Apr 16, 2012 5:44 PM

    In Green Bay, I think they also call Schedule Release Day……Cancellation Day. Some diehard Packer fans make Hotel Reservations for EVERY Sunday of the NFL Season. When the schedule comes out, they call to cancel the 8 days they don’t need.
    __________________

    So the Packer fans sneaky cheat just like the Packers do?

  46. canadianvikingfaniii says: Apr 16, 2012 8:32 PM

    cantonbound13 says:
    Apr 16, 2012 6:12 PM

    Dolphins 1-15.
    ———————-
    Do the Dolphins play the Ravens again, in another mudfest?

    Circa 2007.

  47. beautifulsickness says: Apr 16, 2012 9:18 PM

    As a Bills fan, they better not give our Jets home game to Toronto. I’m so looking forward to round 2 of the “Tebow sucks” chants at the Ralph.

  48. jf203 says: Apr 16, 2012 10:01 PM

    Apr 16, 2012 5:47 PM
    The week 1 Monday night double header’s going to be

    For once…cant the Jets play Pats last game in New York…for once…they always get nice Sept october games at the Jets….

  49. jf203 says: Apr 16, 2012 10:02 PM

    johnnyjagfan says:
    Apr 16, 2012 7:00 PM
    When the Bronc-hoes suck with 5 or 6 Prime Time games scheduled that no one can wiggle off the hook from late in the year, we’re all going to be sorry. Please NFL, don’t make this a Peyton Prime Time Fest! You owe us from having to watch so many Colts Prime Time games from last season!

    Hopefully the league gives all the Bronco/Peyton nonsense games..the Manning gets hurt and they are stuck with the God awful Broncos..with..WHO IS THIER BACKUP ANYWAY ??

  50. dixonorifice says: Apr 16, 2012 10:15 PM

    The Redskins will suck regardless.

  51. mnfaninaz says: Apr 16, 2012 11:53 PM

    Christian Ponder > RGIII

  52. thebricam says: Apr 17, 2012 7:46 AM

    Im a texan fan and the only game of theirs i hope is NOT in prime time is at Denver since, living in Kansas, that is the only game i can go to.

  53. skinsfaninillinois says: Apr 17, 2012 8:45 AM

    Last year the Raiders and Redskins were screwed by having to play a Monday night game on the road, and then turn around and have to play on the road again the following week. Let’s see if the NFL can make sure that doesn’t happen to anybody this year.

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