The Patriots have long known their opponents for the 2012 regular season, but on Tuesday the NFL released its full schedule, and they found out when they’d be meeting their 13 opponents.
New England opens the season in Tennessee Sept. 9 at 1 p.m. That game will feature the league’s only active set of twins: the Patriots’ Devin McCourty and the Titans’ Jason McCourty. They attended Rutgers together, so the game at LP Field will be the first time they’ve been on opposing sidelines.
Here are some other highlights from the schedule:
- The Patriots are currently scheduled to play four prime-time games. That could change with late-season flex scheduling, but no team can play more than five regular-season prime-time games.
- New England will largely return to the traditional 1 p.m. game slot. After playing just five at that time last year (they were scheduled for four originally but the game against the Colts was flexed out of prime time), the Patriots currently have nine 1 p.m. kickoffs this season.
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