Falcons 2012 schedule
Sept. 9 at Kansas City 1 p.m. Fox
Sept. 17 Denver 8:30 p.m. ESPN
Sept. 23 at San Diego 4:05 p.m. Fox
Sept. 30 Carolina 1 p.m. Fox
Oct. 7 at Washington 1 p.m. Fox
Oct. 14 Oakland 1 p.m. CBS
Oct. 28 at Philadelphia 1 p.m. Fox
Nov. 4 Dallas 8:20 p.m. NBC
Nov. 11 at New Orleans 1 p.m. Fox
Nov. 18 Arizona 1 p.m. Fox
Nov. 25 at Tampa Bay 1 p.m. Fox
Nov. 29 New Orleans 8:20 p.m. NFL
Dec. 9 at Carolina 1 p.m. Fox
Dec. 16 New York 1 p.m. Fox
Dec. 22 at Detroit 8:30 p.m. ESPN
Dec. 30 Tampa Bay 1 p.m. Fox
The Atlanta Falcons’ 2012 regular season schedule will include four nationally televised games, the National Football League announced Tuesday.
Appearances will include Monday Night Football against the Denver Broncos at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Atlanta for the home opener, and at the Detroit Lions on Dec. 22, with both games televised on ESPN.
Atlanta’s schedule will also include a Sunday Night Football matchup against the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 4 on NBC, and a home game against division rival New Orleans Saints on Nov. 18 on the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football.
The 2012 season marks the second consecutive year that the Falcons will be featured in four primetime games.
In addition to the customary home and away matchups with NFC South rivals Carolina, New Orleans and Tampa Bay, Atlanta will also battle the NFC East and AFC West in intra-conference play.
The Falcons will also host the NFC West runner-up Arizona Cardinals and travel to Detroit for the second consecutive season to face the Lions.