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Falcons 2012 schedule released Tuesday, includes 4 nationally televised games
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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.

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