NFL Network 2012 Schedule – Games You Need to See
The NFL Network will be bringing more NFL games into your living room this year with an expanded Thursday night TV schedule that includes games from week 2 through week 15. In addition to all the great programming you love on NFL Network like Total Access, Around the League, The NFL Head Coaches, and Playbook, this year the NFL Network makes Thursday night games “must-see-TV” for all fans of the National Football League! If you don’t have the NFL Network on DISH, there’s still time to sign up so you can enjoy every second of NFL action throughout the 2012 season.
All NFL Network games air at 8pm EST on DISH Channel 154
Week 2: Thursday September 13th – Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
Look no further than week 2 when the NFL network’s coverage of the 2012 football season kicks off. This key NFC North rivalry brings Jay Cutler and the Bears to Aaron Rodgers’ high-powered Packers on historic Lambeau Field. Even early season match-ups can have playoff implications and this sure looks like a game both sides will be desperate to win. If you don’t have NFL Network for this one, you’ll already be sorry in week two.
Week 4: Thursday September 27th – Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
The “new” Browns versus the “old” Browns! Cleveland may have only lost their NFL team for a few seasons when they relocated and became the Baltimore Ravens, but that doesn’t reduce the blood feud that still resides in the heart of every fan in both cities of this AFC North rivalry. Baltimore returns Joe Flacco at QB, Ray Rice in the backfield and Ray Lewis to anchor the defense for another season and justifiably has their sights set on a Super Bowl appearance. Cleveland meanwhile will look to improve on last year’s 4-12 record in what many consider the toughest division in football. Punishing action on both sides of the ball guaranteed!
Week 9: Thursday November 1st – Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers
In what might be the hardest division in football to predict coming into the season, the AFC West teams can all make an argument that they should be the favorite for the division crown before the season starts. By the time the Chiefs visit the Chargers in week 9 there may not be any more clarity than we have right now. One thing we know for certain, these two teams do not like each other. Is Ryan Mathews the next LaDainian Tomlinson? Is Dwayne Bowe ready to dominate the wideout position again? Will Jamaal Charles break off another year of jaw-dropping touchdown runs? Is 2012 the year Philip Rivers gets the Chargers all the way to the Super Bowl? Tune in November 1st for all the answers!
Week 13: Thursday September 29th – New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
Fresh from the bounty-gate scandal, the New Orleans Saints are a wildcard in this year’s NFL season. Will they rally around the heavy suspensions levied by the league’s front office and continue their recent dominance of the Atlanta Falcons (the saints are 10-2 against the Falcons in their last 12 meetings). Or is this the year the Falcons take it to the next level with Matt Ryan and Rodney White leading the charge to the division crown. Something tells us this will be the week that decides that very question.
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